New Cactus and Succulents for the SF Bay Area


San Francisco Bay Area Cactus and Succulents


NEW AND FEATURED THIS MONTH

Welcome back to the Cactus Jungle, soon to be home of 2 (two) Cactus and Succulent Nurseries (and so much more) in the Bay Area! Yes, we are getting right on close to opening our 2nd store.

February 16: is the Soft-Opening in Marin. Come on by and see what we’ve got for you. It’ll be a lot! Even if not yet everything…

March 16: We will be celebrating our Grand Opening of our new San Anselmo store in the heart of Marin County on March 16, 2018! Come join us all weekend long for fun and surprises. What surprises? I don’t know yet! They’re surprises to me too!

As you all know, I’m sure, we grow all our cactus and succulents right here in Berkeley. And we will also be growing all our cactus and succulents right there in Marin, too! Fancy. Quality.

It has been another dry winter, and warm, too. It feels like spring alright. And it is probably OK to start your plantings now. Why not!?!!


Cactus Jungle, Berkeley
1509 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 558-8650

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


Opening Feb. 16: Cactus Jungle, Marin
130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 870-9930

Opening Feb 16: Wed.-Mon., Closed Tuesdays
10:00am – 5:00pm


CLASSES, BERKELEY

Heart Wreath Class Feb 11, 2018 10:00am $85

Succulents 101, March 18, 2018 10:00am $50

Designing Succulent Wall Panels April 14, 2018 10:00am $90


SUCCULENTS

Mangave “Bloodspot” is the classic tight rosette hybrid with spotted leaves. Tight!

Basic! Crassula “Bluebird” has the thick rounded leaves that are highly prized by the collectors of succulent rounded leaves.

Monanthes anagensis may have small leaves and small rosettes close to the ground on small stems, but still it is the largest of the Monanthes. Hunh?

Crassula “Sunset” is a yellow Jade Plant. I suppose I should say it is a “golden-hued” succulent since people prefer gold colored plants to yellow.

Crassula namaquensis is coming into bloom. Momentarily! Soon!

Echeveria “Gilva” is smooth. Smoooooothththth. Looks like an agavoides hybrid to me.

Aloe “Coral Fire” is a thin-leaved grassy-like spotted aloe with fire-red marginal teeth. So there you go! Orange hummingbird blooms, too.

Echeveria “Blue Prince is thicccc.

Agave “Quadricolor” are looking fine coming out of winter. They are very colorful right now. And spiny. Dangerous stupid agaves…. don’t get your hands too close.

Kalanchoe x houghtonii is a hybrid between the Mother of Millions and the Mother of Thousands. I know that sounds ridiculousa, but I mean it. It’s true!

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi comes from Madagascar and is an upright plant with tubular flowers. That’s how we classify our Kalanchoes! Plus, it’s blue and pink.

Senecio articulatus is always the freaky but basic succulent. Easy to take care of, best indoors.

Haworthia “Royal Albert” is new to us – another hybrid Haworthia cultivar? Yes. It’s got good spotting.

 


CACTUS

Stenocactus crispatus – we are bringing out cactus in February? What a winter! These are fine and the ribs are developing a little bit wavy. Nice color.

Parodia rutilans are very nice. They should be one of the first cactus bloomers of the spring, get them now while they are in stock since once they bloom they fly…. fly…. fly off the shelves. Variable color flowers are even better!

Opuntia microdasys “Aurea” is our 2nd most popular cactus last year. And now they’re big! Those are not soft and fuzzy spots, though – they’re tiny hooked spines! Glochids.

Austrocylindropuntia shaferi is a classic spiny cholla for your yard. Keeps the thieves away. And the neighbors. Are we sure it’s still only February?

 


RARE PLANTS

Agave toumeyana v. bella is a new crop of small succulents, but they will get as large as 10″ across, so still tiny! Dense dusty variegated leaves, these are a pretty rare little agave.

Brasilopuntia brasiliensis – do you think it’s from Brazil? It’s from Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Argentina. It’s got stunningly thin pads for a paddle cactus.

Haworthia cymbiformis “Variegata” is sharply variegated on it’s green translucent leaves.

Cheiridopsis speciosa has pearlescent leaves. It comes from South Africa. Flowers are variable. Good luck guessing their color ahead of time!

Mammillaria gracilis is always tiny, never large. Always white-spined, never brown, unless you hand paint those tiny little spines yourself. So small…

Cissus quadrangularis is in the grape family. It gets little berries, probably. I don’t know. The stems are practically vining though.

 


PERENNIALS AND SHRUBS

Pelargonium “Mrs. Pollock are an amazing zonal geranium, easy to grow, highly decorative variegated leaves. Flowers too, I suppose, if you care for that sort of thing, but really, I mean, look at those leaves! We have big plants and small plants – lots of plants!

Osteospermum “Soprano White” is early this year – it must be spring! South African Cape Daisies that do spectacularly well in the Bay Area. Where you have some sun, that is.

Erodium “Charm” is the pinkiest flowered of the little grassy alpine plants in the Geranium family. Sweet!

Mimulus “Jelly Bean Dark Pink” – another sign of the early spring this year – the CA native Monkeyflowers are blooming. Pretty nice to see them this productive in February. Is it only Feb?

Leucadendron “Safari Sunset” are in full winter color and that’s a good thing. Shrubby!

I don’t know how anyone has resisted these Leucadendron “Jester”s. They seem hardly worth resisting, although there is that fancy patented-plant pricing going on, so there’s that.