Cactus


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

echinocactus grusonii

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!

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!

Lan

Lan,

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!

Peter

Cactus&Reader Photos21 Feb 2015 10:44 am

Hello,

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

Blessings
Pasha

Thanks! Lots of nice new growth on it.

Peter

Cactus&National Parks05 Feb 2015 03:57 pm

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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.

Drought!

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