Berkeley Succulents04 Nov 2014 08:43 am

It’s November already? It must be time for Mixed Succulents, Terrariums, Hanging Wall Panels, and Succulent Wreaths. Yes it is.


And here we see the start of the November season with a fancy mixed pot. How fancy? I count 3 lovely little succulents in one locally made hypertufa pot. Is that a Sedum? yes it is! and there’s a Sedeveria and a Crassula too. So that’s good.

Carnivorous Plants03 Nov 2014 02:24 pm


These are the blooms on one of our Nepenthes sanguinea, and it appears we have a female! Seeds, too?

Photography&Plants03 Nov 2014 08:32 am

First up we have an Aloe

A single tubular aloe bloom. How nice!


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…


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

Misc02 Nov 2014 11:08 am


It begins. Succulent Wreath Season.

Misc31 Oct 2014 10:55 am


Rainy day

Cactus31 Oct 2014 09:58 am

It’s my latest of an annual roundup of cactus costumes just in time for Halloween. Not in time for you to get any of these copied or bought to use yourself, though. It’s too late for that.

So enjoy!


Dancing Cactus with Backup Dancers

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It’s a Cactus costume that doubles as a fancy top hat for the rest of the year. Nice!


Katy Perry Cowboy Birthday Party

Robyn, Katy Perry, and Jeremy Scott at Katy’s Wild West Ho Down Throwdown birthday party.
Photo: The Cobrasnake


Cactus Man Halloween Costume

And the clear winner is this one. It looks like it took a lot of work. No slipping a plastic costume on here.

Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents29 Oct 2014 03:35 pm


Jones Street Berkeley
Aeonium clump, low growing, click to enlarge so you can really see the whole thing.

Reader Photos27 Oct 2014 11:02 am

Berkeley Succulents27 Oct 2014 08:39 am


Seventh Street, Berkeley
Aloe arborescens in bloom

Misc26 Oct 2014 11:37 am


Parker Street, Berkeley
Mixed Succulents in a Barrel

The Rare Barrel brews beers, especially sour beers, which seems to be the latest craze. But here we see they put some succulents in a barrel instead. Delicious!

Cactus25 Oct 2014 08:19 am

Do we have some Opuntias for you! Today we feature Beavertails and Prickly Pears..


Opuntia “Baby Rita”


Opuntia basilaris v caudata


Opuntia “Burbank Spineless”

That’s done delicious looking fruit!

Misc24 Oct 2014 08:03 am


Mammillaria parkinsonii
Owl’s eye pincushion

Slow branching; to 6″ cylindrical; woolly between spines. Hardy to 25F

Whippets24 Oct 2014 05:09 am


Berkeley Succulents21 Oct 2014 08:11 am


8th Street Berkeley

Aloe plicatilis, Kalanchoe thyrsifolia and Oscularia deltoides. Nice!

Questions20 Oct 2014 04:30 pm


Any idea what this might be ….?

None of the owners seems to know; it’s been a pass-along plant among neighbors. Sadly, I’m not a neighbor or I’d snag one.



We don’t know the species but we think it’s some type of Kalanchoe.


Misc20 Oct 2014 08:13 am


9th Street Berkeley
Graptoveria “Dusty”

Berkeley Succulents19 Oct 2014 02:47 pm


Grayson Street, Berkeley

Agave Attenuata, showing a little bit of damage from the recent heat wave. Drought!

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


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

Whippets17 Oct 2014 08:24 am


Plants16 Oct 2014 10:41 am


Haworthia resendeana
1-1/2″rosettes elongate to 6″l.; pups at base; shade tolerant
Hardy to 30F 
Part Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

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