Berkeley Succulents21 Oct 2014 08:11 am


8th Street Berkeley

Aloe plicatilis, Kalanchoe thyrsifolia and Oscularia deltoides. Nice!

Questions20 Oct 2014 04:30 pm


Any idea what this might be ….?

None of the owners seems to know; it’s been a pass-along plant among neighbors. Sadly, I’m not a neighbor or I’d snag one.



We don’t know the species but we think it’s some type of Kalanchoe.


Misc20 Oct 2014 08:13 am


9th Street Berkeley
Graptoveria “Dusty”

Berkeley Succulents19 Oct 2014 02:47 pm


Grayson Street, Berkeley

Agave Attenuata, showing a little bit of damage from the recent heat wave. Drought!

Berkeley Succulents&California Native Plants&Photography17 Oct 2014 08:40 am


Dudleya brittonii
Baja California
18″ rosettes on single stems with chalky leaves. Looks best if dry through the summer months – avoid overhead watering.
Hardy to 20F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Whippets17 Oct 2014 08:24 am


Plants16 Oct 2014 10:41 am


Haworthia resendeana
1-1/2″rosettes elongate to 6″l.; pups at base; shade tolerant
Hardy to 30F 
Part Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants15 Oct 2014 07:45 am


Crassula capitella

South Africa
Mat-forming, branching from base. Bright red in sun.
Hardy to 28F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Berkeley Gardens14 Oct 2014 05:13 pm


Buddleia davidii “Buzz Purple”
Dwarf Butterfly Bush
Asian Hybrid
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Moderate
Size: 2 to 3ft.

Beautiful compact plant only 24″ tall in container. Stunning purple inflorescence. Great for patios and smaller gardens. Hardy to below 0F.


Plants13 Oct 2014 10:37 am


Idria columnaris

Baja California Native. Thick base, dormant in summer; Slow to 50ft. 50ft? Wow. Very slow. So so slow…

Hardy to 20F.

Plants12 Oct 2014 11:36 am


Euphorbia “Ruby Glow”
European Hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Full to Moderate Sun
Water: Drought Tolernat
Size: 18″

Foliage changes color throughout the year: Bright red in spring fading to almost black by late summer. Lime-green bloom sprays spring/summer. Deer-resistant. Hardy to below 0F.

Misc11 Oct 2014 03:30 pm


Cactus in a cinder block planter
Grayson St, Berkeley


Cotyledon garden
Grayson St, Berkeley

And a bonus Daisy photo!


Osteospermum, Cape Daisies

Whippets10 Oct 2014 09:40 am


Misc08 Oct 2014 04:37 pm


Echeveria setosa v oteroi

Reader Photos07 Oct 2014 07:18 am


Kindly little Leuchtenbergia principis waiting until my day off to bloom!


Nice! A very nice yellow on that one – I’ve seen a number where the yellow is much more pale.

Plants06 Oct 2014 08:14 am

It’s been sunny and hot, so it’s a good time to feature a very dark leafed succulent.


Aeonium “Voodoo” is a hybrid of A. “Schwartzkopf” and A. undulatum. Nice!

According to Wikipedia,

Voodoo is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Practitioners are called “vodouists”…

Vodouists believe in a distant and unknowable creator god, Bondye (likely derived from the French language term Bon Dieu, or Good Lord). As Bondye does not intercede in human affairs, vodouists direct their worship toward spirits subservient to Bondye, called loa. Every loa is responsible for a particular aspect of life, with the dynamic and changing personalities of each loa reflecting the many possibilities inherent to the aspects of life over which they preside. In order to navigate daily life, vodouists cultivate personal relationships with the loa through the presentation of offerings, the creation of personal altars and devotional objects, and participation in elaborate ceremonies of music, dance, and spirit possession.

Plants05 Oct 2014 12:34 pm


Aeonium “Carol” is a large green Aeonium Hybrid that looks like a A. canariense hybrid. It was originally discovered in a garden in Santa Barbra so you know it will do well in the Bay Area.

How do we know it is a hybrid and not a cultivated variety? We don’t. But Aeoniums sure do hybridize readily, so there’s that.

Whippets03 Oct 2014 08:26 am


Jason is waiting to go to the vet for his shots. Does he look worried?

Carnivorous Plants03 Oct 2014 08:11 am


Drosera spathulata, Fraser Island Form.

Native to Australia
Perennial Carnivore
Sun: Partial to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: Low-growing, 2″ across
Round spoon-shaped leaves are covered with sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.


Pinguicula primulaflora


Native to SE U.S.
Evergreen Carnivore
Sun: Moderate to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: Rosettes to 5″
Attractive rosettes. Sticky leaves trap bugs like flypaper. Pale purple trumpet-shaped flowers. Stays green in winter, indoor or outdoor. Do not water over the leaves.

Plants02 Oct 2014 12:29 pm


Whitesloanea crassa

Indigenous to Somalia, so you are unlikely to see this rare plant in habitat.

Caudiciform stapeliad; dry and warm in winter

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