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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Nursery27 Mar 2014 08:39 am

We had some of our Special Order Pottery just get here this week – A late edition to our Terra Cotta Pottery Sale! Check it out – we have giant terra cotta strawberry pots. Plus cubes and eggs!

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Thru March  30, 2014
30% OFF All Terra Cotta Pottery

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Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
1509 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 558-8650

Open 7 Days
9:00a – 5:00p Weekdays
10:00a – 5:00p Weekends

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Nursery21 Mar 2014 12:23 pm

I don’t use this blog to advertise the business very often, but when I do it’s usually to promote our annual pottery sale. You know you can get 30% off all terra cotta pottery right?


Have some pictures of pots!

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How-to&Nursery05 Feb 2014 07:42 am

Echeveria perle von nurnberg

Echeveria “Perle von Nurnberg”

These have been propagated from leaf cuttings. It takes a couple years before you get such large and beautiful plants from a single leaf. But it happens!

Echeveria derenbergii

Echeveria derenbergii

These are growing in what we call a “Mud Flat”. Here, let me google that for you. Well, that’s not what I’m talking about. I wonder if I can find any pictures online? Here we go. And here’s a pretty application.

So that’s how we do it.

And a bonus! Here’s a leaf cutting with plantlet and rootlets for you.

Crassula leaf cutting with plantlet and rootlets

Nursery&Whippets12 Jan 2014 04:05 pm


Keith climbs in to the dog beds.

Berkeley Succulents&Nursery20 Dec 2013 09:46 am

Hanging Succulent Wall Panels

Hanging succulent wall panels. Do they make a good gift? No. It is better to keep for yourself.

Photo has been irrevocably altered through the magic of multiple photo filters. Do you like the effect?

Nursery18 Dec 2013 09:54 am


Karsten models the newest Cactus Jungle T-shirt, and it’s blue. With an extra big new logo.


Keith models our previous newest Cactus Jungle T-shirt, in a fine charcoal color.

Graphic enough?

Berkeley Succulents&Nursery18 Dec 2013 09:08 am


At the Cactus Jungle!

Environment&Nursery&Science17 Dec 2013 03:34 pm


It’s the VERY LOUD little Pacific Chorus Frog in the greenhouse, trying to poach flies from the carnivorous plants. #cute #frog

Photo by Rikki

Nursery&Terrariums16 Dec 2013 07:10 am

Glass Figures 4

Glass Figures 5

Glass Figures 6

We have these adorable new glass figures out at the nursery, ostensibly for terrariums and such, but really, who needs an excuse…

Glass Figures 1

Glass Figures 2

Glass Figures 3

And that’s only the half of it. We have 12 in all.

Nursery13 Dec 2013 02:25 pm


Karsten will be leaving to go back east for school. But first a blog shout-out! With Lisa in the background.

Nursery11 Dec 2013 03:24 pm


Look what Rikki has wrought. Matte glazed cube pots with drainage holes! Mixed pots, here we come. Just in time for Christmas.

Berkeley Succulents&Nursery10 Dec 2013 06:20 am


Nicole has been busy making succulent terrariums for the holidays.


Every single one gets a mini animal as well as a succulent.


Nice! Anne says the chicken is  a snow chicken. I doubt it. It looks like a Rhode Island Red to me.

Nursery08 Dec 2013 10:32 am


I hope you’ve been able to cover your frost sensitive plants. Two more nights of freezing temps…

Nursery&Plants11 Nov 2013 07:09 am

Our biggest specimen cactus at the nursery has been sold. Off to Mill Valley!


Echinocactus grusonii multi-barrel was over 60 years old. We rescued it from a heritage garden in San Jose that was going to be bulldozed and we’ve been growing it for 7 years.


Nursery01 Nov 2013 08:38 am


I love our cast iron dragon bell! But we’ve only sold one of them all year! I wonder why?

Nursery31 Oct 2013 03:37 pm


Anne came in costume to work today, as Poison Ivy.


She’s the only one. We’re so lame.

Nursery31 Oct 2013 09:19 am

Cactus Jungle

It’s a beautiful sunny day at Cactus Jungle. A bit chilly this morning, but it should warm up.

This is a full size picture of Cactus Jungle so you can click and zoom and see all of our detail exposed!


Nursery&Photography28 Oct 2013 09:21 am

Cactus and Succulents!


Yuccas and Pachycereus! (and an aloe too)

News&Nursery25 Oct 2013 01:56 pm

I’ve gone ahead and revamped our Cactus Jungle website. Phew!

cactus jungle website

We have over 1400 plant pages and over 4000 images, so they haven’t all been updated yet, but the rest of the site is fully new and revised and the plant pages will follow behind over the next few weeks. 1400 is a lot of pages to update!

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