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 Succulents07 Sep 2014 01:18 pm

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Aeonium lindleyi

Small selection of close in photos.

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Cactus06 Sep 2014 01:16 pm

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Opuntia microdasys “Aurea”

Dotted with tiny glochids, mounding small pads to 3ft.
Hardy to 20F

Cactus&Reader Photos06 Sep 2014 07:01 am

Hey there, guys…
Sorry to bother you, but does the tagged specimen look like a positive id for Eriosyce occulta? The tag says that but it looks like more a copiapoa to me.

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The untagged one looks like an eriosyce, too, perhaps?

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Any help would be appreciated. Thanks again!
Joey

Joey,

It’s not a Copiapoa. It’s probably an Eriosyce that has been greenhouse grown. The spines at top are black, and you can look for a taproot when you replant it. Or wait until it flowers for a final ID. There are others it could be like a Coryphantha, but it would be a rare Coryphantha with black spines, so it is most likely the Eriosyce.

I don’t know the untagged one, but I don’t think it is E. occulta. I’ll post it to the blog, but you may have to wait until it flowers – send us a picture when it does!

Peter

Whippets05 Sep 2014 12:48 pm

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Benjamin begs for food from Keith and gets a chip.

Nursery04 Sep 2014 01:54 pm

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

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus01 Sep 2014 06:49 am

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Opuntia “Maverick” on 10th St in Berkeley.

Carnivorous Plants31 Aug 2014 02:31 pm

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Sarracenia leucophylla “Tarnok”
Native to U.S. Gulf Coast
Perennial Carnivore
Sun: Moderate to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: 2 to 3 ft. tall
White hood with green and red veins is pointed and covers most of the opening. Grows in upright clumps. Large red flower sprays spring/summer.

Nursery29 Aug 2014 03:47 pm

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

Whippets29 Aug 2014 12:35 pm

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Plants28 Aug 2014 08:12 am

On the new baby Pachypodium! Sweet!
 

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Pachypodium horombense
(Pachypodium rosulatum v. horombense)
 
 Large varied caudex, irregular, freely branched

  Hardy to 35F if dry
  Sun
  Cactus Soil
  Low Water

Nursery27 Aug 2014 08:48 am

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

Cactus26 Aug 2014 06:02 am

 

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Opuntia robusta

Tall, fast growing blue prickly pear with large round pads
 
 Hardy to 20F 
 Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water
 

Questions25 Aug 2014 10:30 am

Here’s a photo of my Aloe plicatilis. I don’t think it’s going to survive.

Dead Aloe

Kim

Kim,

That Aloe has already not survived. Sorry.

Peter

California Native Plants25 Aug 2014 08:12 am

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Mimulus “Jelly Bean Terra Cotta”
 
California Hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Low
Size: Shrub to 2ft.

Deep reddish-orange flowers will bloom year round.  Deer resistant.  Hardy to about 20°F.

California Native Plants23 Aug 2014 09:20 am

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Mimulus aurantiacus
 
California Native
Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Low
Size: Shrub to 3ft.

Commonly found growing wild on California hillsides. Orange flowers appear sporadically throughout the year. Much more drought tolerant than other mimulus. Deer resistant. Hardy to 25°F.

Plants21 Aug 2014 05:22 am

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Mangave “Bloodspot”
 
Agave x Manfreda hybrid from Mexico. 15″ across
 
Hardy to 28F 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

I wonder who came up with the idea of combining a Manfreda name and an Agave name into such a hybrid name as Mangave. Stunning display of horticultural hubris.
 
I like it!

Cactus19 Aug 2014 05:03 pm

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Don’t do this. Don’t paint your cactus.

Plants18 Aug 2014 07:40 am

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This one came to us with the name Echeveria “Red Velvet” but it looks identical to E. “pulv-Oliver”. Now what?

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