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?

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

Carnivorous Plants16 Aug 2014 07:40 am

A nice grouping of carnivorous plants for you. Today we have:

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a Sundew

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a blooming Sarracenia

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and a lovely green Nepenthes too.

Whippets15 Aug 2014 01:42 pm

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2 Whippets;1 bed

Plants15 Aug 2014 01:41 pm

 

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Agave parrasana
 
Dense, clumping rosettes to 24″; Best in full sun.
 
  Hardy to 15F 
  Full Sun to Part Sun
  Cactus Soil
  Low Water

This plant is not actually from Big Bend NP, but is a cultivar called Big Bend. The species is actually from Mexico and is called more commonly called the Cabbage Head Agave. Interesting!

Cactus11 Aug 2014 12:24 pm

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Coryphantha delaetiana – Beehive Cactus
 
3″ across, solitary. Rhomboid tubercles. Pale yellow flowers.
  Hardy to 25F 
  Full Sun to Part Sun
  Cactus Soil
  Low Water

Reader Photos11 Aug 2014 09:18 am

light post succulents

Hap,

Thanks for your help this Saturday! we are thrilled with the result.

Best,
Michael

 

Questions&Reader Photos10 Aug 2014 10:53 am

Nova Scotia calling. Hey guys, great website.

I wonder if you can identify this succulent a friend gave me. He got it in Italy and I am at a complete loss.

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When he first sent a photo of it I thought it was an Aichryson or Aeonium.

When I got a piece I think maybe not, maybe an Echeveria hybrid???:

Hope you can help.

Will make a point to visit the nursery this winter.

Thanks

john

john,

That looks like a Sedum palmeri

Peter

Whippets09 Aug 2014 09:41 am

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.

Whippets08 Aug 2014 07:58 am

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Jaxx and Amica are visiting, so it’s all good.

California Native Plants08 Aug 2014 07:42 am

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Fremontodendron “Ken Taylor” – Flannel Bush
Native to California
Evergreen shrub

Sun: Full Sun
Water: Summer-drought
Size: 6’ t. x 10’w.

Perfect for sunny dry areas. Blooms spring and summer - golden yellow/orange. Rich mass of thick thick green leaves.

 

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