Nursery19 Mar 2015 07:02 am

Spring Terra Cotta Pottery Sale – March 21-31

30% off ALL Terra Cotta Pottery

Special Preview Sale
Friday March 20 9am – 5pm.

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

Special Dwarf Drosera as seen on our recent Australia trip. We hunted them down! They were near Sydney, in La Pelouse. Right here on the map. Nice!

Upcoming Classes:

Sat March 28, Terrarium Class

Sun April 19, Succulent Wall Panel Class

Sun May 17, Succulents Class


Nursery&Photography14 Nov 2014 01:51 pm


We’re potting up terrariums and mixed succulent pots and filling hypertufa pots with lots of very colorful Sempervivums like this one! It must be almost a holiday type if season coming up.


Nursery04 Sep 2014 01:54 pm


The new giant Palo Verdes, they’re the spineless “Desert Museum” variety, take over at the nursery. You can’t see the store anymore!

Nursery29 Aug 2014 03:47 pm


New terrarium glass arrived today! This case seems a little smooshed. I wonder if it all got broke? Uh oh.

Nursery27 Aug 2014 08:48 am


It’s Anne’s latest mixed succulent pot. Echeverias in hypertufa? You bet! Very colorful and modern. Practically Moderne. Nice!

Nursery25 Jul 2014 05:24 pm


Keith, at the company party.

Airplants&Nursery23 Jul 2014 04:48 pm


Angela has been very busy today putting together our biggest Tillandsia selection yet.

Airplants for everyone!

Carnivorous Plants&Nursery08 Jul 2014 03:40 pm

sarracenia flava and western chorus frog

Photo by the estimable Anne Smith of the Carnivore Jungle.

Western chorus frog on a Sarracenia flava hybrid in the carnivore greenhouse!

Clicken to Embiggen

Nursery11 May 2014 01:07 pm


Rikki’s latest succulent terrarium has already sold. How long was it out? Less than a day. So you know it’s good.

Nursery09 May 2014 02:49 pm

cactus jungle

Cactus Jungle!¬†with a bit of an autumnal feel to the photo. Or at least that’s what Photoshop calls the filter. I think its a bit of a 70s feel. I was there you know, the 70s man, and I went to those 70s summer camps back then, so that was the filter of my youth. At camp. Not at home, where we didn’t have a particularly filtered life. But camp, well, that was covered in 70s filters.

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.

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