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Succulent

  • Eve's Needle Cactus

    This South American cactus develops into a shrub form with large spines and areoles that also bear cylindrical leaves that remain attached.  Flowers are infrequently seen in cultivation.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Austrocylindropuntia subulata has orange flowers
    Austrocylindropuntia subulata flowers are open all day
    Latin Name: 
    Austrocylindropuntia subulata
    Family Name: 
    Cactaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Peru, Ecuador
    Bloom Time: 
    Jul
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Agave Extension Garden
  • Alfilerillo

    This plant forms dense sprawling shrubs up to six feet tall.  Spines typical of the Cactus Family are found among the leaves which remain attached to the stem.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Pereskiopsis diguetii has clear yellow flowers
    Pereskiopsis diguetii has leaves on arching branches
    Latin Name: 
    Pereskiopsis diguetii
    Family Name: 
    Cactaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Mexico
    Bloom Time: 
    Aug
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Cactus Garden
  • Tuna Cardona

    A mound forming Prickly Pear that produces salmon-pink flowers followed by large red fruit.  This plant is drought hardy and fast growing.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Opuntia streptacantha has salmon colored flowers
    Opuntia streptacantha has evenly spaced pads
    Opuntia streptacantha produces red fruit
    Latin Name: 
    Opuntia streptacantha
    Family Name: 
    Cactaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Mexico
    Bloom Time: 
    Jul
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Agave Extension Garden
  • Cocoche Loco

    A tree forming Prickly Pear that develops a distinctive trunk.  Drought hardy and long lived.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Opuntia pilifera produces pink flowers
    Opuntia pilifera has abundant hair surrounding the flower buds
    Opuntia pilifera has pads covered in white spines
    Latin Name: 
    Opuntia pilifera
    Family Name: 
    Cactaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Mexico
    Bloom Time: 
    Jul
    Aug
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Cactus Garden
  • Arborescent Prickly Pear

    A massive Prickly Pear forming pronounced trunk.  Drought hardy and very long lasting withstanding heavy pruning.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Opuntia leucotricha produces many flowers
    Opuntia leucotricha has bright yellow flowers
    Latin Name: 
    Opuntia leucotricha
    Family Name: 
    Cactaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Mexico
    Bloom Time: 
    Jun
    Jul
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Cactus Garden
  • Spider Cactus

    This is a small round cactus with the spines flat against the body surface resulting in a spider-like appearance.  This little cactus is a hardy summer grower that will tolerate full sun or partial shade.  It is ideal for planting amoung rocks. Photo by Laurel Woodley.

    Gymnocalycium denudatum has pink flowers
    Gymnocalycium denudatum with deep pink flowers
    Latin Name: 
    Gymnocalycium denudatum
    Family Name: 
    Cactaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Brazil
    Bloom Time: 
    May
    Jun
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Succulent Extension Garden
  • Fockea edulis

    Fockea edulis has green and white flowers
    Fockea edulis produces many vine-like swollen stems
    Latin Name: 
    Fockea edulis
    Family Name: 
    Apocynaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    South Africa
    Bloom Time: 
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Cactus Garden
  • Elephant Tree

    A small tree with a think trunk that may reach 30 feet and bearing small pinnate leaves that are drought deciduous during dry spells.  The surface of the trunk and stems produces exfoliating, thin, papery white to yellow bark revealing a yellow layer below.  The base of the trunk may enlarge into a caudex for water storage.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Pachychormus discolor has pink flowers
    Pachychormus discolor has pinnate leaves
    Latin Name: 
    Pachychormus discolor
    Family Name: 
    Anacardiaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Baja, California
    Bloom Time: 
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Agave Garden
  • Bonsai Crassula

    A small shrub succulent that does best in full sun but tolerates some shade.  The growth form is that of a dwarf bonsai tree which produces white to pink tiny flowers.  This drought tolerant plant does best in well drained soils.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Crassula sarcocaulus has white flowers
    Crassula sarcocaulus makes a tree-lke shrub
    Crassula sarcocaulus produces numerous tiny flowers
    Latin Name: 
    Crassula sarcocaulus
    Family Name: 
    Crassulaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    South Africa
    Bloom Time: 
    Oct
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Agave Garden
  • Sudanese Aloe

    This aloe is a drought hardy succulent with spotted leaves which freely produces offsets around the parent plant.  The mature plants may reach two feet and produce a short stalk with yellow capitate clusters of pendant flowers. This aloe will tolerate full sun and survives temperatures down to 25 degrees.   Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Aloe sinkatana has yellow-orange flowers
    Aloe sinkatana has spots on the leaves
    Latin Name: 
    Aloe sinkatana
    Family Name: 
    Aloaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Sudan, Africa
    Bloom Time: 
    Oct
    Nov
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Front of Administration Building

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