Berkeley Gardens&Cactus25 Apr 2015 08:55 am


Berkeley cactus garden, Ferocactus stainesii

Cactus15 Apr 2015 09:52 am


Parodia magnifica
Ball Cactus

Brazil; 6″dia. with many offsets, keep dry in winter

Hardy to 25F

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus14 Apr 2015 12:46 pm


53rd Street, Emeryville

Echinopsis pachanoi

Chevy Truck


Art&Cactus09 Apr 2015 08:20 am

Veronica Richterova, cactus made from plastic bottles

A photo posted by Todd Oldham (@toddoldham) on

If you can’t see the picture, click the link below the picture and it will take you to the Instagrams.

Cactus25 Mar 2015 06:13 pm


The Echinopsis grandiflora hybrids are starting to bloom! This yellow one is called, or we call it, “Buttercup”. Because it’s yellow. Nice!

Cactus27 Feb 2015 10:56 am

Wow you are good! Thanks so much!

Here is a picture of some cactus I bought at the nursery. It’s labeled as “Penis Cactus” but it doesn’t look any of the pictures I found online!

Penis Cactus

Enjoy your day!



My google search for “Penis Cactus” pulled up this page:

Trichocereus bridgesii forma mostruosa “inermis”
Clone A (The short joined type)
“The penis cactus”

And there you go!


Cactus&Reader Photos21 Feb 2015 10:44 am


Cactus Jungle Crew I bought a Dragon-fruit Cactus from you. It was in the green house. I wanna share a photo, one of your crew said to send a photo to see it in a happier place.

Dragon Fruit Cactus


Thanks! Lots of nice new growth on it.


Cactus&National Parks05 Feb 2015 03:57 pm


Genn sends a photo from the Arizona desert. And it’s a crested Saguaro!

Cactus30 Jan 2015 09:05 am

Stetsonia coryne

I see the Stetsonia corynes are ready to be potted up, but we like to wait for spring before we subject cactus to the vagaries of the transplant process since they’re dormant in winter. On the other hand it’s a very very very dry winter right now and after 4 years of drought it doesn’t really matter. Pot ‘em up! But soon, one year, anytime now, soon enough, we will be out of this drought and then there will be another wet winter and we will have to relearn how to be careful with the potting of the cactus in the winter months again.


Cactus26 Jan 2015 10:37 am

It’s only a link since the video can’t be embedded. Unembeddable!

Time-Lapse of Two “Cabaret” Cactus Flowers Opening from Greg Krehel on Vimeo.

Cactus08 Jan 2015 08:32 am


I’m back! Someone gave me some cactus candy for Christmas so I’ve been on a sugar rush ever since. Nice!

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus16 Dec 2014 08:08 am


Christmas lights on a cactus garden in Berkeley!

Cactus&News19 Nov 2014 07:14 am

Are you a fan of the cactus? Then you are so fashionable right now that you are practically dripping in irony.

Fashion’s love affair with the humble cactus

Marina London's silky green separates are best accessorised with Pedro the cactus

Marina London’s silky green separates are best accessorised with Pedro the cactus…

The tough, drought-tolerant cactus and its close relation the succulent (the fleshy-leaved, geometric-shaped rockery plant, also known as house leeks or sempervivum), are ”trending” right now.

Expensive clothes, expensive stool, expensive cactus – so why is the pot cheap plastic? You couldn’t spring for terra cotta?

Cactus17 Nov 2014 07:29 am

Fear Not, New England: The Hilltop Cactus Is Here To Stay


The Hilltop Steakhouse sign is “one of the few remaining landmarks on Route 1 in Saugus from the bygone era.”
Boston Globe

The plastic cows may be forever gone from Route 1, but the giant, green neon north star in Saugus is going nowhere fast.

A sign from my youth. And it’s still there? Who knew!?! Classic.

Cactus31 Oct 2014 09:58 am

It’s my latest of an annual roundup of cactus costumes just in time for Halloween. Not in time for you to get any of these copied or bought to use yourself, though. It’s too late for that.

So enjoy!


Dancing Cactus with Backup Dancers

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It’s a Cactus costume that doubles as a fancy top hat for the rest of the year. Nice!


Katy Perry Cowboy Birthday Party

Robyn, Katy Perry, and Jeremy Scott at Katy’s Wild West Ho Down Throwdown birthday party.
Photo: The Cobrasnake


Cactus Man Halloween Costume

And the clear winner is this one. It looks like it took a lot of work. No slipping a plastic costume on here.

Cactus25 Oct 2014 08:19 am

Do we have some Opuntias for you! Today we feature Beavertails and Prickly Pears..


Opuntia “Baby Rita”


Opuntia basilaris v caudata


Opuntia “Burbank Spineless”

That’s done delicious looking fruit!

Cactus01 Oct 2014 08:35 am

Yesterday I posted a YouTube video of an Electric Cactus and promised that it would be very exciting and amazing, and then I clicked the video and it was no such thing. It was kind of dull. Well today I revisit the concept of the electric cactus.

Jeff Kolega’s Desert Wind Sonata for Cactus and other Stuff.


Cactus30 Sep 2014 08:34 am

Did you ever wonder what an electronically amplified cactus sounded like? Now you can find out. All you have to do is click the play button on the YouTube video below and prepare to be amazed.

OK, so maybe that wasn’t so amazing.

Cactus28 Sep 2014 10:16 am

So apparently this is now a thing.


David Penela

Cactus&Photography&Plants19 Sep 2014 08:19 am

People like pictures. Pretty pictures of pink flowers are even better!

Cactus flowers on a cactus blog are just so the absolute best.

And what do we have here?


Gymnocalycium stenopleurum ssp. friedrichii

Small barrel cactus from Paraguay  gets only 4″ across.

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