Cactus21 Jul 2014 08:47 am


Anne’s latest Cactus Terrarium us a custom job for a customer’s terrarium glass.

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


Opuntia linguiformis

Just off San Pablo Ave in Berkeley

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus10 Jul 2014 01:00 pm


Cylindropuntia prolifera

Berkeley cactus garden.

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents&Cactus03 Jul 2014 08:28 am


4th Street, Berkeley

Aloe nobilis blooms and a Nopalea cochenilifera too!

This is actually in our front bed at the store. Nice!

Cactus&Questions30 Jun 2014 06:54 am

From the Cactus Jungle Facebook Page comes a Cactus Question:

Question: Echinopsis hybrid. My friend brought him to Florida. Any idea what the brown growth is all about?


Barbra Ann

Barbra Ann,

Nice flowers! The cactus is an Echinopsis eyriesii – Easter Lily Cactus. It’s called “barking” and the cactus is forming bark at the base of the plant with age.


Berkeley Gardens&Cactus21 Jun 2014 08:06 am


San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Flowering cholla among the bamboo.

Cactus&Travel15 Jun 2014 09:09 am

Apparently we have an Italian namesake – Cactus Jungle, Italy – and they make fabric cactuses.


Very nice! Welcome to the Cactus Jungle family! Now do we get a share of their profits?

Cactus&Reader Photos09 Jun 2014 05:56 pm


From my mother-in-law in Idaho comes a picture of some beautiful cactus in bloom; and a cousin made a cactus sculpture out of horseshoes.


Cactus&Photography26 May 2014 10:38 am


It’s a Monday holiday miracle! The largest, most colorful Epi bloom I have ever captured on digital film.

Epiphyllums are often called Orchid Cactus, and sometimes called Night Blooming Cereus, but that last one would be wrong. Although some epi’s are night bloomers, most are not and none of the Epiphyllums are Cereuses. Cereus are Cereuses. And some true night blooming Cereus are almost as spectacular as this day blooming Epiphyllum. But then you’d have to wake up in the middle of the night for those, but not for these.

Cactus&Photography&Plants25 May 2014 09:20 am


Opuntia basilaris v. caudata – Beavertail Cactus – amazing and beautiful.

Compact variety. Smaller pads than the species, often heart-shaped. Will stay as low as 1 foot tall, but will spread 4 feet wide.

  • Hardy to 0F if very dry
  • Full Sun to Part Sun
  • Cactus Soil
  • Low Water
Cactus&Photography&Plants24 May 2014 09:18 am


Prickly Pear season starts with Opuntia “Baby Rita”, a santa-rita hybrid with small and spiny pads.

Small pads, will grow 3 feet tall. Very spiny pads turn purple in winter.

  • Hardy to 15F
  • Full Sun to Part Sun
  • Cactus Soil
  • Low Water
Cactus03 May 2014 07:22 am

Mystery Cactus

Blooming? Check! … Cactus? You bet! … Species? No idea…. :(

Cactus01 May 2014 08:48 am

Found here: DIMENSÃO7

Botanic Gardens&Cactus30 Apr 2014 10:42 am

Rikki drove the 5 hours to go to the Huntington’s Spring Sale and got us some nifty pictures (some plants too…)

photo 1

Looks like an Aloe peglerae in front. Probably not. Never mind.


photo 2

Those are surely Echinocactus grusonii with some agressive Agaves too.

photo 3

Ceiba speciosa! So big, so spiny.

photo 4

Dyckia in front!

Cactus29 Apr 2014 05:56 am


Parodia leninghausii


Opuntia santa-rita


Espostoa melanostele


Echinopsis leucantha

Those are nice.

Cactus18 Apr 2014 09:13 am


Echinopsis pachanoi

This giant plant with 6 full size branches is now officially the 2nd most expensive cactus we’ve had out on the floor for sale, after the giant multi barrel Echinocactus grusonii that sold last year, but more than the previous San Pedro king that sold 7 years ago.

Come and check it out before it sells!

So tall!

Cactus&Nursery11 Apr 2014 10:35 am


The flowering cactus are out in full force, full bloom, full glorious sunshine today and all weekend long! Now is definitely the time to get an eyeful.


These are all what we call Echinocereus grandiflora Hybrids, but others call them Tricho-Lobivia Hybrids. I would tell you why the others are wrong, but that would probably bore you to tears, so I will only leave you with this one word of advice: Don’t trust the Botanists.

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Cactus07 Apr 2014 03:15 pm

Lots of cactus are blooming today what with the heat and the hot and the sunshine too.

Coryphantha delaetiana

Coryphantha delaetiana is the classic Beehive Cactus from Durango, Mexico. Regular and reliable bloomers. We see new buds coming throughout the spring and summer usually.

Cactus&Travel31 Mar 2014 10:37 am

It’s all available at Les Succulents Cactus. I’ve blogged about them before, but now we have a good picture of the store on – a traveling friend to succulents.

Here’s a small picture I’ve borrowed from JOELIX to entice you to click through to see all the pictures of the Cactus in Paris.


The store as seen in these pictures is reminiscent of the late and lamented Red Desert cactus store in San Francisco up to about 12 years ago. Then they closed. Now you can go to Paris instead.

Berkeley Succulents&Cactus30 Mar 2014 01:42 pm


Grayson St, Berkeley

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