Cactus


Cactus31 Aug 2015 06:02 pm

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We Are Happy Plants is a band that posts pictures of happy plants on their Facebook page. Like this photo of a car with cactus. Car…. Cactus…. What could go wrong?!?

Cactus28 Aug 2015 07:32 am

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Rebutia, Weingartia, Mammilaria

Collect them all!

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus18 Aug 2015 08:22 am

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Large Opuntia on Derby St, Berkeley

Cactus&Plants04 Aug 2015 08:00 am

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Gymnocalycium eurypleurum

Paraguay

Flattened globose to 5″ diameter. White flowers with a pinkish tint.

Hardy to 30F if dry in winter
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Cactus29 Jul 2015 07:36 am

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Mammilaria gracilis

Small, very branchy to 6″; yellow flowers.

Hardy to 20F

Cactus&Questions28 Jul 2015 10:22 am

Is there any way to grow cactus faster then what they usually grow?

Antonio

They will grow faster with more heat, more direct sunshine and more water. But if they grow too fast then they are not growing strong and they won’t live very long.

Hope that helps!
Peter

Cactus&Plants19 Jul 2015 08:26 am

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Well now that’s an unusual cactus 🌵
Cumulopuntia boliviana

From Bolivia ☀
Opuntiodeae tribe of the Cactaceae family 🌋 which means it has glochids, so please be careful when handling it! 📌

Nice! 🎉

Cactus&Photography&Plants13 Jul 2015 07:56 am

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It’s a baby Saguaro! So big and full!

Carnegia gigantea
Arizona, California

Classic giant cactus from the American Southwest. Slow growing. Will grow their first arm around 75-100 years old and can live 150-200 years. Some populations hardy to 15F if dry in winter.

Hardy to 15-20F 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Cactus&Plants06 Jul 2015 08:06 am

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Tunilla erectoclada
Argentina

Mini prickly pear, pads 1-2″ groundcover

Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Berkeley Succulents&Cactus&Nursery11 Jun 2015 07:37 pm

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Cactus Jungle

And a bonus mystery cactus flower!

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Nice!

Cactus23 May 2015 10:09 am

Bloomberg News has.

California’s Drought-Stricken Elite Trade Lawns for Luxury Cactuses

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…The designer’s intransigence put the Annenberg garden ahead of the emerging fashion for low-moisture, naturalistic landscaping on luxurious properties. Burnett embraced aloe, a spiky, flowering succulent that’s a favorite of hummingbirds, and he planted barrel cactus by the hundred….

Well that sounds expensive! But we’re here to help you out. We can plant barrel cactus for you by the singles. If you need hundreds we do have hundreds growing, but I suspect there aren’t a lot of you looking to replace your lawn with hundreds of barrel cactus for the drought. (but let us know if you are….)

Cactus&Photography15 May 2015 10:14 am

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These gorgeous Echinopsis eyriesii may be hybrids, but the flower colors do vary naturally so it may be a natural variation.

Cactus&Travel11 May 2015 03:59 pm

golden barrel cactus

Rikki is growing Golden Barrel Cactus out in the Santa Maria Valley

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Echinocactus grusonii

Santa Maria Valley

And here is the surrounding area in the Valley. Scenic!

Art&Cactus11 May 2015 09:43 am

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Now that’s a classic.

Cactus&Photography07 May 2015 09:16 am

Epiphyllum

That’s a giant Orchid Cactus Flower.

Epiphyllum is a highly hybridized genus. Do we have any idea what the species of this is? No! Someone may choose to identify the variety by the flower, but we prefer to leave it up in the air. So to speak. Epiphytic Plant Joke! Hah!

It’s a species of cactus that comes from Central America generally. And most of the species we call Epiphyllum are more likely actually Disocactus hybrids. Or intergenic hybrids with other plants from the Hylocereeae Cactus Tribe. But this one I am absolutely positively sure is an Epiphyllum. Or not. I don’t know what those Botanists are thinking these days.

That’s a lot of fancy words for a flower this pretty. Enjoy!

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus25 Apr 2015 08:55 am

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Berkeley cactus garden, Ferocactus stainesii

Cactus15 Apr 2015 09:52 am

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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

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53rd Street, Emeryville

Echinopsis pachanoi

Chevy Truck

Nice!

Art&Cactus09 Apr 2015 08:20 am

Veronica Richterova, cactus made from plastic bottles

A photo posted by Todd Oldham (@toddoldham) on

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Cactus25 Mar 2015 06:13 pm

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

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