Photography


Photography31 May 2015 08:50 am

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There have been a lot of new hybrid Salvias recently. The Desert series and the Dancing series, S. greggii and S. microphylla hybrids are nice.

This one is Salvia “Dancing Shadows”.

Photography22 May 2015 08:13 am

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Echeveria lilacina

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Echeveria setosa v deminuta

Now appearing at Cactus Jungle!

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&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!

Bay Area Succulents&Oakland&Photography01 May 2015 10:00 am

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Bay Area Succulents&Photography21 Apr 2015 07:49 am

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Aloe speciosa,  San Leandro

Photography21 Mar 2015 08:53 am

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Euphorbia ambovombensis

Nursery&Photography14 Nov 2014 01:51 pm

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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.

Indeed.

Photography&Plants03 Nov 2014 08:32 am

First up we have an Aloe

A single tubular aloe bloom. How nice!

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Aloe plicatilis
Fan Aloe

12ft (5ft. in Bay Area) large thick trunk, broad canopy

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

And this little pretty is from a hybrid Echeveria. You can’t really tell from the flower what the plant is in the case of these Echeveria Hybrids but this one is…

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Echeveria “Baron Bold”

Click the link for pictures of the rosettes.

Broad, open, solitary rosette. Rust-red in full sun.

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

Berkeley Succulents&California Native Plants&Photography17 Oct 2014 08:40 am

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Dudleya brittonii
Baja California
 
18″ rosettes on single stems with chalky leaves. Looks best if dry through the summer months – avoid overhead watering.
 
Hardy to 20F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Photography25 Sep 2014 05:43 pm

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Pachypodium namaquanum

Tiny little baby spiny succulent plants are the best.

Cactus&Photography&Plants19 Sep 2014 08:19 am

People like pictures. Pretty pictures of pink flowers are even better!

Cactus flowers on a cactus blog are just so the absolute best.

And what do we have here?

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Gymnocalycium stenopleurum ssp. friedrichii

Small barrel cactus from Paraguay  gets only 4″ across.

Photography&Plants18 Sep 2014 03:04 pm

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Pelargonium “Old Spice”

S. African, large mounds, white flowers, scented leaves
Hardy to 10F

Photography&Plants15 Sep 2014 11:06 am

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Euphorbia obesa

Small, round and solitary; very low water in winter.

Hardy to 30F if protected from rain. But we just keep them indoors year round anyway. It’s easier that way.

Photography09 Sep 2014 05:07 pm

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Euphorbia clandestina in bloom is interesting. I don’t know that much about it since it is new to us. I could do some research before I post this lovely picture but I’m on my phone and having a cocktail too so there’s not going to be much research going on right now. Not much at all. I hope you can forgive me. Maybe tomorrow I’ll come back and update this post with more information. Probably not.

Cactus&Photography08 Sep 2014 01:01 pm

I see we have some late blooming barrel cactus at the store. Nice!

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Ferocactus glaucescens

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Ferocactus pottsi

For some reason, people always like the 2nd flower better. Weird!

Berkeley Succulents&Photography&Plants17 Aug 2014 08:21 am

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Echeveria “Perle von Nurnberg”
 
6″ rosettes w/cupped purple leaves
 
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

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Echeveria “Afterglow”
 
Rosettes to 24″, powdery Lavender leaves best in full sun.

Hardy to 25F 
Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Photography&Plants09 Aug 2014 08:36 am

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Agave parryi v truncata is also one of the mezcal agaves, a true blue Agave. But it’s perfect tight round spiny shape allows for its Artichoke Agave fame and fortune. Very attractive!

It will get 3 feet across, and almost as tall, before spreading rapidly in a giant clump of rosettes.

Berkeley Succulents&Photography22 Jul 2014 03:56 pm

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I see we’re growing some very colorful Echeveria Hybrids this time of year.

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While it’s true they are very colorful, they’re not really this colorful. There may have been some filtering going on with these photos too.

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But so nice…

Photography&Plants14 Jul 2014 05:54 am

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I see the Jewel Orchids are in spectacular little white blooms!

Haemaria discolor – Jewel Orchid

Terrestrial orchid, small white flowers, dark striped leaves and shade-tolerant!

I think they look like they’re made out of sugar. I’ll bet they’re too sweet to eat. Though you might want to try…

Let me know how it goes when you eat one. Send photos.
  

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