Berkeley Succulents

Berkeley Succulents&How-to&Reader Photos22 Apr 2015 09:08 am


Nadia sends along a photo of her beautiful succulent wall panel she made at our Cactus Jungle wall panel class this weekend.


More classes coming up? Yes!

Berkeley Succulents16 Apr 2015 09:30 am

La Vereda

La Vereda Road, Berkeley

Aloe striata hybrid in full hummingbird-loving bloom.


Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents19 Mar 2015 05:33 am


This yellow Delosperma is on 4th Street in Berkeley.

OK, so it’s in front of the store. Which store you ask? How can you ask that?!? It’s Cactus Jungle!

If you follow me on the instagrams you might see this same picture, but filtered. Very filtered.

Berkeley Succulents16 Feb 2015 11:19 am


Grayson St, Berkeley
Aeoniums in a potted succulent garden.

Berkeley Succulents03 Feb 2015 10:11 am


Arctostaphylos morroensis
Morro Manzanita

Native to California
Evergreen shrub

Sun: Full Sun
Water: Low, summer-drought
Size: 6t x 8w.

Endangered in its native range in Southern Cal., it grows well coastal gardens throughout the state. Lavender flowers with red berries.

Berkeley Succulents27 Jan 2015 10:17 am


Aeonium “Voodoo” is a big-head version of the classic “Schwartzkopf” or Black Rose Aeonium. Big head indeed. These are it’s winter colors. Nice!

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents&Science26 Dec 2014 07:33 am


Ceiba speciosa

Derby St, Berkeley

These have amazing flowers 💐 and giant trunks and amazing thick spines. Nice! And they grow them in Berkeley right along the streets.

They are in the former Bombax family, with other succulent bottle trees, which is now the Bombax subfamily (Bombacoideae) of the mallow family, Malvaceae. Wow! That means it’s a giant tree that is closely related to these delicate and gorgeous California Native perennials. Sweet.

Berkeley Succulents&Terrariums06 Dec 2014 06:42 am


We make these high-quality succulent terrariums so you don’t have to. They are ready to go. Ready to give as gifts. Ready to water and grow and be your favorite thing ever. This one is by Pia


Berkeley Succulents21 Nov 2014 05:35 am


San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Agave attenuata and an Aloe ciliaris in bloom.

Berkeley Succulents04 Nov 2014 08:43 am

It’s November already? It must be time for Mixed Succulents, Terrariums, Hanging Wall Panels, and Succulent Wreaths. Yes it is.


And here we see the start of the November season with a fancy mixed pot. How fancy? I count 3 lovely little succulents in one locally made hypertufa pot. Is that a Sedum? yes it is! and there’s a Sedeveria and a Crassula too. So that’s good.

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents29 Oct 2014 03:35 pm


Jones Street Berkeley
Aeonium clump, low growing, click to enlarge so you can really see the whole thing.

Berkeley Succulents27 Oct 2014 08:39 am


Seventh Street, Berkeley
Aloe arborescens in bloom

Berkeley Succulents21 Oct 2014 08:11 am


8th Street Berkeley

Aloe plicatilis, Kalanchoe thyrsifolia and Oscularia deltoides. Nice!

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

Berkeley Succulents12 Sep 2014 01:51 pm


Hap has been very busy. Here’s his big Basket. He potted it up recently. So many succulents!


Berkeley Succulents07 Sep 2014 01:18 pm


Aeonium lindleyi

Small selection of close in photos.



Berkeley Succulents&Photography&Plants17 Aug 2014 08:21 am


Echeveria “Perle von Nurnberg”
6″ rosettes w/cupped purple leaves
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water


Echeveria “Afterglow”
Rosettes to 24″, powdery Lavender leaves best in full sun.

Hardy to 25F 
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Berkeley Succulents&Photography22 Jul 2014 03:56 pm


I see we’re growing some very colorful Echeveria Hybrids this time of year.


While it’s true they are very colorful, they’re not really this colorful. There may have been some filtering going on with these photos too.


But so nice…

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents&Cactus17 Jul 2014 08:49 am


Opuntia linguiformis

Just off San Pablo Ave in Berkeley

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