Art&Cactus09 Apr 2015 08:20 am

Veronica Richterova, cactus made from plastic bottles

A photo posted by Todd Oldham (@toddoldham) on

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News08 Apr 2015 05:08 pm


Cactus Jungle

Berkeley Gardens&California Native Plants07 Apr 2015 03:10 pm

Mimulus Georgie Orange

Mimulus “Georgie Tangerine” on 4th Street in Berkeley

I can’t actually confirm the ID of the cultivar, but I’m pretty sure. Embiggen the photo if you want to look a bit closer yourself and let me know what you think. Maybe it’s M. “Curious Orange”?

Whippets03 Apr 2015 11:40 am

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Carnivorous Plants03 Apr 2015 06:45 am

Nepenthes ventricosa

Nepenthes ventricosa comes from the highlands of the Philippines. They must get some scary looking bugs up there to have such a ferocious looking carnivore also. But I am brave enough that someday I will go there for you and find them in the wild and take a picture of one beautiful N. ventricosa in habitat eating a large insect or small rodent. For you!

Reader Photos02 Apr 2015 09:46 am


Clinton sends along a recent photo from New Mexico of an Agave in snow.

Wow, that is pretty. But I sure am glad to not wake up to snow. California sunshine is pretty too. Woohoo!

Reader Photos29 Mar 2015 09:00 am


Rachel sends along a picture of an Agave going into bloom in Arizona on the ranch. Maybe Agave deserti?

Plants28 Mar 2015 08:31 am


Pachypodium inopinatum

Possibly a P. rosulatum subspecies. Smooth bottle-shaped trunk. Strappy leaves. Large creamy white flowers when young, will branch after flowering. Keep dry in winter. 
Hardy to 45F 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Whippets27 Mar 2015 06:10 am


Cactus25 Mar 2015 06:13 pm


The Echinopsis grandiflora hybrids are starting to bloom! This yellow one is called, or we call it, “Buttercup”. Because it’s yellow. Nice!

Plants24 Mar 2015 08:12 am


Leucadendron salignum “Jester”
Sunshine Conebush

Native to South Africa
Evergreen Shrub

Sun: Full Sun
Water: Low
Size: 4 to 5ft.

Dense, vigorous growing shrub with strongly, brightly, visibly variegated leaves. Red bracts are great for arrangements. Good for coastal gardens. Hardy to 25°F.

Plants23 Mar 2015 08:15 am


Helleborus “Love Bug”
Lenten Rose
Eurasian Hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Part to Full Shade
Water: Moderate, drought tolerant
Size: 8″ to 12″

Dry shade. Pink buds and flowers in spring that age to a deep pink. Silvery green foliage. Hardy to below 0F.

Whippets22 Mar 2015 08:57 am


Jason was enjoying a quiet whippet sunday on the blogs. Facebook! Friday Whippet Blogging! Instagram! Twitter! Tumblr! Everyone joins in on Jason’s private Sundays.

Photography21 Mar 2015 08:53 am


Euphorbia ambovombensis

Nursery19 Mar 2015 07:02 am

Spring Terra Cotta Pottery Sale – March 21-31

30% off ALL Terra Cotta Pottery

Special Preview Sale
Friday March 20 9am – 5pm.

Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
1509 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 558-8650

Open 7 Days
9:00a – 5:00p Weekdays
10:00a – 5:00p Weekends

Special Dwarf Drosera as seen on our recent Australia trip. We hunted them down! They were near Sydney, in La Pelouse. Right here on the map. Nice!

Upcoming Classes:

Sat March 28, Terrarium Class

Sun April 19, Succulent Wall Panel Class

Sun May 17, Succulents Class


Berkeley Gardens&Berkeley Succulents19 Mar 2015 05:33 am


This yellow Delosperma is on 4th Street in Berkeley.

OK, so it’s in front of the store. Which store you ask? How can you ask that?!? It’s Cactus Jungle!

If you follow me on the instagrams you might see this same picture, but filtered. Very filtered.

Plants18 Mar 2015 08:22 am


Echeveria nodulosa

Subshrub to 2ft. with 5″ red- and green- leafed rosettes
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants17 Mar 2015 08:48 am


Dudleya traskiae – Santa Barbara Island Liveforever
Endangered. Endemic to Santa Barbara Island   of the Channel Islands NP. Protected under the Endangered Species Act. Flat chalky blue-green leaves. Small rosettes to 8″. Will form small tight clumps.
Hardy to 25F 
Sun, Light shade away from coast
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Misc13 Mar 2015 05:37 pm


Page Street, Berkeley

That’s a lot of Anigozanthos in that front yard alongside a blue Agave. They sure do bloom a lot. Ironically I just got back from Australia and didn’t see any in bloom there. Just here in Berkeley.


Misc10 Mar 2015 11:43 pm

I’ve been out of touch but here you go with some nice South African Ice Plants.


Delosperma “Moonstone” has the pretty white flowers. Like a Moonstone! I don’t really know what a Moonstone is so I don’t really know. But sure!


Delosperma nubigenum is pretty even when it’s not in bloom! But those blooms…. When you see them….

And more… Many more.


Delosperma “Peridot”


Delosperma “Rosequartz”


Delosperma “Ruby”

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