Questions&Reader Photos25 Feb 2015 09:57 am

Here is another round of mystery cactus and succulents. My sister went to Ojai and went to a nursery there and brought back these wonderful plants for me.

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Thanks so much Peter.

Lan

Lan,

The plants are…

Top row: Adromischus, probably a Crassula, and Ruschia

Bottom row: Sempervivum “Oddity”, crested Sempervivum and Austrocylindropuntia.

Nice!

Peter

Questions&Reader Photos24 Feb 2015 01:52 pm

We have this little plant sitting in my shop and my coworker and I have no idea what sort of succulent it might be! It has what looks like roots coming out from places on the stem (even from the little one) but they might not be roots?

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Thank you!

Tea M. from California

Tea M.,
It’s a fuzzy little Kalanchoe, probably Kalanchoe tomentosa that is not getting enough light – it wants more light! They can get aerial roots coming off the stems so that when they fall over they will root from right there.

Peter

Reader Photos23 Feb 2015 09:12 am

Hello there! So happy to have found your blog! I was wondering if you could identify these beauties for me? I took these at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA but there wasn’t a little card with its name.

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echeveria

The big green one is an Echeveria right? I’m not sure what kind though.
The flowers on the second photo were coming out of a plant (silly me I didn’t snap one of the plant with the flowers) but I cannot remember what it was called, any guesses?

Thank you in advance,
Nichole

Nichole,

The green one with the Ladybug is an Echeveria, possibly E. pumila.

The flower spray looks like a Crassula.

Peter

Cactus&Reader Photos21 Feb 2015 10:44 am

Hello,

Cactus Jungle Crew I bought a Dragon-fruit Cactus from you. It was in the green house. I wanna share a photo, one of your crew said to send a photo to see it in a happier place.

Dragon Fruit Cactus

Blessings
Pasha

Thanks! Lots of nice new growth on it.

Peter

Plants20 Feb 2015 08:28 am

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Mammilaria bombycina

And a bonus succulent flower photo!

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Delosperma “Moonstone”

Whippets20 Feb 2015 07:16 am

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Berkeley Succulents16 Feb 2015 11:19 am

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Grayson St, Berkeley
Aeoniums in a potted succulent garden.

Misc15 Feb 2015 01:21 pm

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Tea Tree

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Plum Blossoms

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Magnolia

Misc14 Feb 2015 02:22 pm

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Fourth Street, Berkeley
Delosperma

It’s right in front of Cactus Jungle!

It feels like summer.

Plants13 Feb 2015 12:22 pm

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Sedeveria “Hummelii”

Intergenic (Sedum x Echeveria) Hybrid
 
Small blue rosettes with red-tipped oblong leaves and sprays of yellow flowers.
 
Hardy to 22F 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Whippets13 Feb 2015 09:26 am

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Whippets

Plants12 Feb 2015 12:23 pm

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Aloe dinteri looks similar to Aloe variegata, but it’s different!

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Stemless rosettes; dark leaves w/bands of white spots
 
Hardy to 25F 
Part Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

How-to11 Feb 2015 06:52 am

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Goth Garden sends along a remarkable photo of Cactus Nails.

Nails of the Day says:

Well if this isn’t the cutest nail art I’ve ever seen!

OK, so maybe. Maybe not. What do I know about nail art anyway?

Plants10 Feb 2015 09:04 am

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Crassula “Springtime”

Thick-leaved cultivar to 12″ with pink flower sprays in late winter/early spring.
 
Hardy to 20F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Whippets06 Feb 2015 10:37 am

whippet beds

Jaxx and Amica down in Santa Cruz got a giant new Whippet Cave. They like it.

Cactus&National Parks05 Feb 2015 03:57 pm

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Genn sends a photo from the Arizona desert. And it’s a crested Saguaro!

Plants04 Feb 2015 08:22 am

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Aeonium “Schwartzkopf”

Beautiful black rosettes, very dark in full sun, 3 to 5ft. tall
 
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Berkeley Succulents03 Feb 2015 10:11 am

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Arctostaphylos morroensis
Morro Manzanita

Native to California
Evergreen shrub

Sun: Full Sun
Water: Low, summer-drought
Size: 6t x 8w.

Endangered in its native range in Southern Cal., it grows well coastal gardens throughout the state. Lavender flowers with red berries.

Plants03 Feb 2015 07:08 am

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Aeonium “Frosty”

White-edged green leaves; delicate rosettes to 8″

Hardy to 25F 
Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Berkeley Gardens31 Jan 2015 10:47 am

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New growth on the Opuntia basilaris v caudata in January means this drought has gone on long enough.

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