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!
Here are some photos of the nursery back in 2006. We were a lot smaller back then.
You can see we had space on the retail floor for troughs of cactus that were growing. Those have all been moved offsite now to make room for more plants to sell. Some people miss the display gardens, but what are you going to do.
Our first Rare Plant/Houseplant Greenhouse was pretty lightweight. In fact it fell over the first winter that we had a heavy wind.
I miss the Little Red Wagon.
It’s a giant Stapelia bloom and it’s about to open! The stinky carrion flower might make the Rare Plant Room uninhabitable as soon as tomorrow! Yay!
Haha! Just kidding! It already opened over the weekend and the smell has already started to dissipate by now. Phew! Unfortunately it was purchased right after I took this almost-open photo and never got another picture of it fully open. On the plus side, it didn’t stink up the rare plant room.
I see the succulent wreaths have been stuck and are rooting nicely! Did you pre-order? Maybe you can select yours from the photo. Hahaha! Coming soon… (November 1)
I don’t really understand what this is about.
This is a picture on the home page of Buchanan Nurseries in Houston, Texas, and maybe they sell these, maybe not, it doesn’t say. I hope they sell them. Awesome! for the Win!
Joe’s latest creation, in a locally made Urban Farmgirls hypertufa pot, is a mixed succulent trough.
More pictures? Come and see!!… (more…)
Did you know that Google stopped by and photographed the inside of the nursery and you can see the result of that here on Google See Inside?
Now it is true that this happened 3 years ago so the nursery looks very different now. In a good way! But still, you get a pretty good idea from the googles.
Now we have a question about a plant someone saw on our google page.
Hi cactus jungle!
I was being a creep and looking at the google maps street view of your store when I saw a plant I fell in love with immediately! It’s the one to the right of the bamboo in that picture, to the left of the white arrow. Looks like a little tree with bright green neon leaves. What is that thing and how can I get one I must have it!
Anyway, thanks for having such a great blog I love it!
That is a Manzanita (Arctostaphylos). We do have lots in stock. That one was potted into a terra cotta pot and trimmed up to look like a bonsai. I’m not sure exactly which species since the photos for Google’s See Inside were taken over 3 years ago.
Ever wonder what a column cactus would look like if you had a whole lot of them in one place at the same time? Here, take a look. That’s a lot of column cacti at the Cactus Jungle now.
Who can name them all? And not you Keith, employees who could go look a the tags are not included.
If you’re not sure of them all then click the photo to embiggen. It will get really embiggened, so you can check the finer points of the aureoles and such.