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Photography&Plants22 Jul 2015 08:24 am

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Echeveria albicans isn’t a real showy succulent but if you look closely you’ll see it has nicely sculpted leaf edges.

😁

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! 🎉

Plants15 Jul 2015 08:01 am

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Corpuscularia lehmanii

S. African

Trailing succulent. 10″ stems with 1″ leaves and pale yellow flowers at the tips.

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

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

Plants10 Jul 2015 07:50 am

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Aloe striata
Coral Aloe

Large clumping rosettes, shade tolerant, brighter in sun

Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
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

Plants27 Jun 2015 06:15 am

Do individual plants vary? They do! For instance…

Hi Peter,

I’m the one who came to your store today looking for Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’. Attached is the picture (of the plant) I bought from you last August. It looks different from what you showed me today.

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Regards,
Fred

Fred,

I agree it looks a little different, but it’s the same plant. Plants are individuals and there is natural variation, plus your growing conditions and ours may be different.

But it is the same species.

Peter

Here is the Echeveria “Bluebird” that Fred saw at the store this week:

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Very similar? Not the same? It’s the same species after all!

Plants26 Jun 2015 08:00 am

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Euphorbia leucodendron

Pencil-like vertical stems; tiny leaves/blooms; red seed pods

Hardy to 25F 
Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Drought&Plants11 Jun 2015 09:02 am

It’s now time to talk about the drought. Mandatory reductions in water use are being implemented across the state, and are hitting hard in many communities in the Bay Area.

So here’s the thing – it’s time to reduce watering your plants, and the best way to do that is to replace your moderate and water-intensive plantings with drought-tolerant plants. Of course, pretty much everything we carry at Cactus Jungle is drought-tolerant, so we like to think we are a good resource for reducing your water use. But I want to be clear – you do have to water your cactus and succulents and natives and other drought tolerant perennials. Even if planted in the ground! Drought-tolerant, sure, but this is a record breaking drought! There is no residual moisture hanging out in your soils for the plants this summer. Please, a little water. Not too much, not too often, but once per week in the first year for new plantings and every 2-4 weeks for older plantings! When we get back to our regular wet winters, someday (it will happen!) then you can leave your succulents alone for months.

So what water should you be using? We’re using the bucket method at home – a bucket to hold the water in the shower as it’s heating up.

Here are some resources:

 

Plants10 Jun 2015 08:12 am

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Yucca rostrata
Big Bend Yucca
Tree to 12ft+, multiple heads, flexible leaves. Texas. Hardy to below 0F.

Plants28 May 2015 08:56 am

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Adenia glauca

South Africa

Large stem caudex with taproot; viney w/broad leaves.
 
Hardy to 40F 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants24 May 2015 01:54 pm

So many hardy alpine varieties!

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Sempervivum “Rita Jane”

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Sempervivum arachnoideum

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Sempervivum “Green Wheels” seen through a red filter.

Plants19 May 2015 08:35 am

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Echeveria agavoides

 Stemless rosettes to 8″; variable often with red tips
 
Hardy to 20F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants08 May 2015 12:06 pm

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Echeveria “David Harris” is big and ruffly.

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Echeveria cante is big and chalky. And the photo is well washed out.

Plants28 Mar 2015 08:31 am

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Pachypodium inopinatum

Madagascar
 
Possibly a P. rosulatum subspecies. Smooth bottle-shaped trunk. Strappy leaves. Large creamy white flowers when young, will branch after flowering. Keep dry in winter. 
 
Hardy to 45F 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants24 Mar 2015 08:12 am

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Leucadendron salignum “Jester”
Sunshine Conebush

Native to South Africa
Evergreen Shrub

Sun: Full Sun
Water: Low
Size: 4 to 5ft.

Dense, vigorous growing shrub with strongly, brightly, visibly variegated leaves. Red bracts are great for arrangements. Good for coastal gardens. Hardy to 25°F.

Plants23 Mar 2015 08:15 am

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Helleborus “Love Bug”
Lenten Rose
 
Eurasian Hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Part to Full Shade
Water: Moderate, drought tolerant
Size: 8″ to 12″

Dry shade. Pink buds and flowers in spring that age to a deep pink. Silvery green foliage. Hardy to below 0F.

Plants18 Mar 2015 08:22 am

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Echeveria nodulosa

Subshrub to 2ft. with 5″ red- and green- leafed rosettes
 
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants17 Mar 2015 08:48 am

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Dudleya traskiae – Santa Barbara Island Liveforever
 
 
California
 
Endangered. Endemic to Santa Barbara Island   of the Channel Islands NP. Protected under the Endangered Species Act. Flat chalky blue-green leaves. Small rosettes to 8″. Will form small tight clumps.
 
Hardy to 25F 
Sun, Light shade away from coast
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants20 Feb 2015 08:28 am

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Mammilaria bombycina

And a bonus succulent flower photo!

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Delosperma “Moonstone”

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