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Image of Cleistocactus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Cleistocactus)

These slender cylindrical cacti include about 50 species native to mountainous regions of South America. Its form is generally upright but there are also vine like and pendulous species that aren’t often grown in cultivation. Most specifically it is found on mountains to very high altitude in the Andes. The genus ranges over Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia. Their most common form produces numerous narrow diameter columnar branches bearing 5 to 30 low ribs. They bearing dense spines...

Image of Cleistocactus strausii photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Silver Torch Cactus)

This big beautiful silver torch cactus has erect, whitish columns and blooms off and on over a large part of the year. It is a mountain dwelling species found in the rocky, well-drained foothills of southern Bolivia and northern Argentina. Because it exists at relatively high elevations it’s somewhat frost hardy.

The coloring of this cactus is derived from the dense cloak of fine white hairs that cover its surface. The hairs disguise a heavy concentration of needle-like spines, so don’t be...

Image of Cleistocactus strausii var. fricii photo by: John Rickard

John Rickard

(Silver Torch Cactus)

This big beautiful silver torch cactus has erect, whitish columns and blooms off and on over a large part of the year. It is a mountain dwelling species found in the rocky, well-drained foothills of southern Bolivia and northern Argentina. Because it exists at relatively high elevations it’s somewhat frost hardy.

The coloring of this cactus is derived from the dense cloak of fine white hairs that cover its surface. The hairs disguise a heavy concentration of needle-like spines, so don’t be...

Image of Cleistocactus winteri photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Golden Rat Tail)

Among the easiest cacti to grow, the golden rat tail's yellowish spines are visually interesting, but when the salmon-orange and coral flowers appear, this cactus is a conversation-piece. It is a mountain-dwelling species found in the rocky, well-drained foothills of Uruguay and nearby Argentina. Because it exists at relatively high elevations it’s somewhat frost hardy, but must have very dry winter conditions.

This succulent cactus' coloring results from a dense cloak of tiny tan-gold hairs...

Image of Conophytum photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Conophytum)

This quite unusual genus of tiny succulents includes 290 species, few of which are ever grown except by specialty collectors. Formerly grouped under the prior family, Mesembryanthemaceae, They are endemic to a huge range of South Africa and Namibia, with its extremely dry climate. Their peculiar stone-like forms are the result of mimicry, which makes them resemble the gravelly beds where they grow in colonies. Mimicry protects them from food and moisture seeking wildlife during the very dry season....

(Coryphantha)

This genus of small cacti includes about 45 species which are always in a state of flux because this group is devilishly hard to classify accurately. Coryphantha bears close ties to two genera, Mammilaria and Escobaria, which are visually identical to the untrained eye. This genus is considered the most widespread in North America, with its range extending from the Southwestern U.S and much of Mexico. They are most often found in rocky elevated positions where these small...

(Elephant's Tooth, Starry Ball)

This tidy little cactus is a great choice for windowsill gardens, greenhouses and outdoors in the Southwest. It is native to the Mexican states of Michoacan and Morelos where conditions are dry and rainfall scarce. In habitat this cactus is found as an individual, but may also produce very large clumps. Each plant is globe shaped and stemless, the skin glossy dark green with some wool at the growth tip. The tubercles on this cactus are large and well defined with each containing a spine bearing areole....

(Cotyledon, Plakkie)

These succulent shrubs and subshrubs from southern Africa are valued for their handsome evergreen or deciduous foliage and their drought tolerance. The paired fleshy leaves are often densely borne along prostrate or upright branches, which may reach head-height. The rounded, mint-green to silvery-blue leaves have scalloped or toothed edges. Many-flowered umbels of nodding, bell-shaped flowers occur at the tips of long flowering stems in summer, winter, or year-round. The yellow, orange, or red blooms...

Image of Cotyledon

Maureen Gilmer

(Cotyledon, Plakkie)

Grown for its handsome succulent foliage and its drought tolerance, this hybrid Cotyledon bears thick, blue-green, spoon-shaped leaves on fleshy stems. The paired leaves have maroon, wedge-shaped tips. The densely branched plants reach approximately knee height.

This succulent does best in well-drained soil and bright light, with protection from scorching midday sun. It prefers cool dry winters. Use it outdoors in mild climates, or as a conservatory or house plant in colder climes. It...

Image of Crassula photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Crassula)

Noted for their handsome, succulent, paired leaves, which are often arranged in striking geometric patterns, the 200 or so annuals, perennials, and small shrubs in the genus Crassula are mostly endemic to southern Africa.

Plants in this remarkably diverse genus have fleshy leaves and stems rich in specialized water holding cells that grant exceptional drought resistance. Plant habit ranges from creeping to upright. Most crassulas grown today are small species suitable for containers....