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Image of Crassula rupestris photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Bead Vine, Crassula, Rosary Vine)

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....

(Crassula)

Related to jade plant but resembling a moss, this succulent evergreen perennial from Africa and Asia has low prostrate to ascending stems crowded with tiny scale-like leaves. Stems become woody with age. The bright green foliage may take on copper-brown tints in hot dry conditions. Inconspicuous white flowers are borne in the leaf axils in late summer and early fall.

Like most succulents, this plant prefers porous granular soil whether grown in a pot or a frost free rock garden. Avoid watering...

Image of Crassula schimperi ssp. phyturus photo by: Altman Plants

Altman Plants

(Miniature Crassula)

Related to jade plant but resembling a moss, this succulent evergreen perennial from East Africa has low prostrate to ascending stems crowded with tiny scale-like leaves. Stems become woody with age. The bright green foliage may take on copper-brown tints in hot dry conditions. Inconspicuous white flowers are borne in the leaf axils in late summer and early fall.

Like most succulents, this plant prefers porous granular soil whether grown in a pot or a frost free rock garden. Avoid watering until...

Image of Crassula socialis photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Pygmyweed)

The fleshy evergreen leaves of this South African native occur in tight thumb-sized rosettes that offset to form large dense colonies. The oval, round-bottomed, bright green leaves are arranged in four ranks. They may flush red in sunny, hot conditions. In spring heads of small white flowers are borne clear of the rosettes on short stalks.

Like most succulents, this plant requires fast drainage, whether grown in gardens or containers. It prefers full sun, although requires light shade in hot...

Image of Crassula tetragona photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

The narrow, almost needle-like foliage and sparsely branched, shrubby, tree-like habit of this South African native have caused it to be misleadingly dubbed "miniature pine." In fact, it's an evergreen succulent closely related to jade plant (Crassula ovata). The apple-green, awl-shaped leaves occur in well-spaced pairs along fleshy upright stems that can reach waist height. Dense clusters of small creamy-white flowers appear at the branch tips in spring and summer. Butterflies and hummingbirds...

(Chainfruit Cholla, Jumping Cholla)

An upright branching cactus with warty, spined stems, the chainfruit cholla often displays drooping, segmented stem clusters of green fruits. This succulent cactus tolerates mild subfreezing temperatures and excessive drought and heat in summer. Its native to central Arizona southward into the Mexican state of Sonora. If you brush up against this cactus, the segmented fruits left on the stems pop or "jump" off.

Rather than display any leaves, this cactus photosynthesizes light in its bumpy stems....

Image of Cylindropuntia imbricata photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Candelabrum Cactus, Cane Cholla, Cardenche , Tree Cholla)

Large, beautifully colored flowers make this tree-like, cold-hardy cactus an excellent candidate for arid gardens. Tree or cane cholla is noted for having the most northerly range of any other Cylindropuntia. It is found at middle to high elevations in Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, West Texas and Kansas, and also extends southward into Mexico.

Tree cholla is composed of short, gray-green stems, either cylindrical or slightly club-shaped. Each areole contains 5 to 30 wickedly barbed...

Image of Dasylirion photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Desert Spoon)

This genus of 18 semi-succulent species is little known outside the desert Southwest. These truly striking plants are native to the southern United States and Mexico, closely resembling both yuccas and agaves. They are found in very arid lands, along dry washes and on rocky hillsides where soils are porous and extremely well drained. In their region of origin no rain may fall for ten months or more, and these plants have adapted to surviving such extended drought.

The plants of Dasylirion...

Image of Dasylirion acrotrichum photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Green Desert Spoon, Green Sotol)

This bold finely textured yucca-like plant is ideal for large, open gardens where it can achieve its full magnificent stature. Green sotal is native to arid central Mexico. It forms a large, rounded, dense rosette of pointy, narrow pale yellow-green leaves edged with small curved teeth. They are painful to the touch and effectively deter browsing wildlife. As it matures, the rosette develops a dense trunk-like base.

This is an annual bloomer that sends up a very tall spike of flowers from its...

Image of Dasylirion berlandieri photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Blue Giant, Blue Twister, Desert Spoon, Zaragosa)

This genus of 18 semi-succulent species is little known outside the desert Southwest. These truly striking plants are native to the southern United States and Mexico, closely resembling both yuccas and agaves. They are found in very arid lands, along dry washes and on rocky hillsides where soils are porous and extremely well drained. In their region of origin no rain may fall for ten months or more, and these plants have adapted to surviving such extended drought.

The plants of Dasylirion...