San Francisco Bay Area Cactus and Succulents
NEW AND FEATURED THIS MONTH
Our Marin store is open! It’s a soft opening, so far, which means we’re still working on making it the best. Come on by and see what we’ve got for you. It’s a lot!
And then on March 16 and all weekend long it’s our Grand Opening in San Anselmo, in the heart of Marin County! Come join us all weekend long for fun and surprises.
I’m working on our monthly new plants for 2 stores now, so until a get a hang of this, some plants below will be here, and others there, many here and there.
It’s been a late start to winter, really just the last 2 weeks even. Half the pictures were taken on a sunny day, the other half on a rainy day so there are some wet plant photos below. I wonder if they get that wet dog smell too? No, no they do not.
What else is happening at Cactus Jungle on March 16?
It’s our Annual Pottery Sale
30% Off All Pots
Terra Cotta, Glazed and Concrete
March 16 – April 1, 2018
Berkeley and San Anselmo
Indoor and handmade pots excluded.
Cactus Jungle, Berkeley
1509 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Open 7 Days
9:00a – 5:00p Weekdays
10:00a – 5:00p Weekends
Wed.-Mon., Closed Tuesdays
10:00am – 5:00pm
CLASSES, SAN ANSELMO
Sansevieria “Superba” is not the tallest of the Snake Plants, but it is wide-leaved and robust in it’s growth. Oh yeah, and colorful.
Graptoveria “Moonglow” in bloom. Little succulent rosettes are adorbs on rainy days. Nobody complains about that touch of color either.
Echeveria “Orion” is so colorful when it’s a little bit wet and under artificial lights! Colorful in full sun too. It’s all natural!
Echeveria “Apus” has narrow leaves, red-edged, blue-centered.
Sempervivum “Ruby Heart” is yet another colorful hens-and-chicks from the mountains of the European continent. Alpine succulents for everyone!
Dudleya “Figueroa Mountain” – we don’t know what this is, but it comes to us with this label. We think it’s a D. lanceolata hybrid, possibly mixed with D. cymosa. Figueroa Mountain is in Santa Barbara County, part of the San Rafael Mountains. Geography lessons for everyone! You may ask how big it will get, but we don’t know. It’s a mystery plant!
Gasteria bicolor has those classic very thick and robust gasteria leaves. Green.
Pachyphytum hagii, not to be confused with Pachyveria haagei. I was confused before! Now I am no longer confused. This one has incredibly thick leaves that will root easily enough on their own if you break them off. So thick. Olympic skater thick.
Aeonium “Rubrum” is a lower growing and very branchy green aeonium with darl red edges in sun. Will go fully red in sun in summer.
Ferocactus macrodiscus is small right now, but will get 16″ diameter. Native to Mexico where it is called Viznaga Caballona.
On the other hand this giant Ferocactus emoryi specimen at the Marin store is not getting any bigger around. It is, as we say, mature.
We are growing more Golden Barrels than anyone in the Berkeley-San Anselmo area, so here we have a photo to show off just a few of them. Echinocactus grusonii, for those who care about that sort of thing (we do!)
Opuntia robusta “Silver Dollar” is the spineless giant round prickly pear with the bluish pads and the edible red fruits. This “Silver Dollar Cactus” will get 24 inch “Silver Dollar” pads.
Euphorbia horombensis is thick-stemmed, spiny up and down, with luscious leaves. While they will get a bit shrubby, really it is all about those luscious leaves, so colorful. These have new leaves just starting to get for the spring. More to come!
Pachypodium rosulatum v. gracilis has a fat caudex and thick branches. Topped with sulphur yellow flowers. From Madagascar! These are seedling plants, but branched out already! They’re classy.
Hoya kentiana “Variegata” – have you ever seen such colorful leaves on a vining succulent from the Philippines. I thought not.
Pachypodium lamerei – always with the Madagascar Palms for us. These are a very nice size, about 10″ tall.
Xerosicyos danguyi, the Silver Dollar Plant, is a member of the Cucumber Family, Cucurbitaceae, also known as Cucurbits. The fruit, little berries-like, like most Cucurbit fruit, is not edible. Probably poisonous, or so Anne tells me. This “Silver Dollar Plant” will get 4 inch “Silver Dollar” leaves.
PERENNIALS AND SHRUBS
Leucospermum “Tango” is Australia’s favorite Pincushion Shrub. Wow, it’s putting on heck of a show right now. Protea Family shrubs are the best.
Did I mention we have a lot of Leucospermums in bloom right now? Like this L. “Scarlet Ribbons” Pincushion too.
Buddleia “Buzz Hot Raspberry” is an early bloomer for some of our favorite dwarf Butterfly Bushes. It’s true, the butterflies love them some Buddleias.
Epidendrum ibaguense is a hardy ground orchid we like to set in a garden setting where the bloom stalks will provide a setting of surprise when they pop up and set themselves in place.
Anigozanthos “Cape Red Lead” and a lot of other blooming Kangaroo Paws too. Last year we were so late getting them out – not til summer! So this year we planned ahead and here’s the result: Paws for as far as the eye can see.
Winter-blooming, dry-shade tolerant. What’s not to love about these blooming Hellebores, Helleborus “Love Bug”.
HOUSEPLANTS AND MORE
Zamia furfuracea is the large Cycad known as a Cardboard Palm. They grow outside in Florida and Southern Cal, but here we keep them indoor all year round.
Dendrobium kingianum is a pleasant little orchid.
Elephant Planters, prepotted and unpotted, your choice! I am getting in a whole menagerie of animal pots this year. Here is our first – a beautiful and classic elephant.
Ficus elastica “Ruby” is a brightly variegated Rubber Tree that makes an ideal houseplant for those without cats.
Itty bitty airplant blooms starting on a Tillandsia aeranthos x bergeri. Lipstick red.
It’s our Houseplant Section in Marin! Dracaenas, Yuccas, Ficus, EUphorbias and more.