Jungle Cactus are some of the best winter cactus around. Along with the classic Christmas Cactus we have here a beautiful Mistletoe Cactus.
Hanging epiphytic jungle cactus from Brazil, pendant to 6ft long. Not frost hardy, but will grow well in the Bay Area outside under an eave or porch overhang.
It’s been a few years since the fight over protecting the Cactus Owls has made its way to court, but a new court battle over protections is coming.
The Sonoran Desert of southern and eastern Arizona is home to about 50 of the owls. While Arizona’s population is one of two small populations in the United States, there are significant populations of pygmy owls in Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa.
The lawsuit filed by Defenders of Wildlife and the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity calls for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the owl as endangered….
Pygmy owls were once more common in Arizona, but urban sprawl from Phoenix and Tucson in the 1970s and ’80s has eliminated much of their habitat, according to Noah Greenwald, endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity.
A change to the Endangered Species Act in 1997 defined the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl as a “distinct population segment” that could be protected under the Act.
It’s green, it’s made in batches small enough that they dry the strips of cactus on the dashboard of their truck, and it’s entirely Carribean.
It’s Cadushy of Bonaire!
But I’m here at Cadushy of Bonaire, where they make a liqueur of the same name from the Dutch Caribbean island’s Kadushi cactus, to remedy that situation.
And just what is this Kadushi Cactus of Bonaire? It’s the Cereus repandus which can get over 30 feet tall and has many delicious edible fruit that apparently you can distill which are known as Cactus Apples, as well as Cadushi.
Cactus Jungle is happy to launch our new workshops with a Terrarium Class! Sign up and learn how to make you very own. We provide all the materials you need: tools, terrarium glass containers, plants, media and decorative additions including all your favorite mini animals. We will help you design and build while you learn how to take care of your own miniature environment. You can choose between a Succulent or Airplant theme. Space is limited to 10 people for each class. Only $35 for a 9” Terrarium and everything is included.
And just in time for the holiday. The one that is coming up this week, not the one coming up next month. Although it is in time for that holiday too.
I have a large pricklypear cactus growing outside my back door. Most years… it produces large numbers of dark pruple-red fruits. I make these into either jelly or syrup, depending on whether it sets or not. This year, I turned my less bountiful harvest into a variation on cranberry sauce–the jellied kind….
24 or so ripe pricklypear cactus fruits
1 bag fresh cranberries.
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 box pectin
3 cups sugar
Click through for the full instructions.
And who is this Tom and why should we follow his recipe? He’s Tom Fitzmorris of WWL AM870, a talk radio fixture in the Gulf South Region with a food show. On the radio! I trust him. I really do.
Shrubby to 6ft.; summer deciduous. Yellow daisy flowers.
You like it! You really like it!
Now, can you name the species in the picture. There are literally, not just sort of, but literally, 49 species of Tillandsia in this one photo. You may want to click to embiggen to get in real close and see them all. Enjoy!
It’s been awhile since we’ve posted one of these local news stories where an Agave blooms and everyone comes from miles around to see the enormous sight. And then the local newspaper gets involved and publishes a picture and that picture zooms around the world on the wings of the web to my desk and from my desk to your eyes.
Enjoy! Local news at its finest.
…(LORNA Smith) and her husband, John, have lived at the Bentleigh house since 1956 and the huge cactus is a first.
“It’s gone straight up like a rocket, it’s taller than my garage now,” Mrs Smith said.
“I just can’t believe it, nothing like this has happened before.”
The commenters have correctly identified it as an Agave americana.
If I remove the thorns from my cactus plant will the plant die, re-grow the thorns or continue to live without them?
It should do just fine and continue to live without them.
Question? yes. Answer? yes.