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!

Questions20 May 2015 12:16 pm

Hello Peter.

Here’s a pic of a cactus I keep inside.

Euphorbia lactea crest

The dark green growth is shooting up from the variegated “ghost” , should I remove it and replant it? The white part isn’t showing new growth, I think the green is stealing the limelight.

Thx again, Karen

Karen,

Wow – that is a very green sport from that Ghost Euphorbia. I kind of like it, but if you want it can definitely be cut off and replanted into another pot. If you’re stopping by here we can do it for you.

Peter

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

Berkeley Succulents18 May 2015 09:01 am

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A nice window box of succulents on College Ave in Berkeley.

Sedum, Pelargonium and the popular Sempervivum tectorum greenii.

Misc17 May 2015 07:11 am

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They’re not really muffins, they’re cupcakes. But I like the title Cactus Muffins better than Cactus Cupcakes.

Photo taken from Amy Sedaris’ instagram feed, for some reason, though I suspect she did not make these nor even photograph them. That’s my guess! I could be wrong!

Questions16 May 2015 10:15 am

Hello, you once posted a picture of a vine that looked like grass, but it is no longer in your photo data? I am trying to find it but can’t remember it’s name. Does this ring any bells? I thought part of the name had something like tweedia in it but not the tweedia with the blue flowers.
Thanks, 
Jamie (in SF)

The one you are looking for is called Mormon Tea, Ephedra tweediana. I guess the Tweedy part is the memorable part of the name. Although ironically Ephedra is sometimes used for memory.

Peter

Airplants&Whippets15 May 2015 01:14 pm

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Whippet, Domo and Airplants

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&Travel11 May 2015 03:59 pm

golden barrel cactus

Rikki is growing Golden Barrel Cactus out in the Santa Maria Valley

echinocactus grusonii

Echinocactus grusonii

Santa Maria Valley

And here is the surrounding area in the Valley. Scenic!

Art&Cactus11 May 2015 09:43 am

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Now that’s a classic.

Whippets08 May 2015 01:09 pm

whippet and robot

Benjamin is the whippet. Robot by Lipson Robotics. Are you jealous?

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.

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!

Airplants02 May 2015 10:48 am

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Tillandsia xerographica

Tillandsia xerographica

is a slow-growing, xerophytic epiphyte… making an attractive, sculptural rosette, 3 feet or more in diameter and over 3 feet high in flower…. The leaf bracts are rosy red; the floral bracts are chartreuse; and the petals of the tubular flowers are red to purple and are very long lasting…

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

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Bay Area Succulents&Oakland30 Apr 2015 02:28 pm

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Aeonium “Kiwi”

Oakland Succulent Gardens

Berkeley Succulents29 Apr 2015 08:04 am

La Vereda

La Vereda, Berkeley

Airplants26 Apr 2015 08:34 am

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Tillandsia juncea in a slightly artsy pose. With blooms!

Berkeley Gardens&Cactus25 Apr 2015 08:55 am

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Berkeley cactus garden, Ferocactus stainesii

Bay Area Succulents&Nursery24 Apr 2015 01:59 pm

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New concrete succulent pots available at the Cactus Jungle!

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Hand-crafted locally by Brian, SukkulentsBYB.

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And here is where we pot them up with our very own adorable succulents.

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