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Image of Disocactus

James Burghardt

(Evita Rattail Cactus, Rattail Cactus)

This is the genus of famous tropical orchid cacti, which contains 16 species and countless hybrids. It is a tropical plant that originates in the dappled light of Central American rain forests. These are epiphytic cacti, which means they don’t need to be in soil to grow.They absorb moisture from the humid air and tropical rains through their air roots used to climb tree trunks. Fine feeder roots seek decaying organic matter collected in the crotches of trees or pockets between rocks. In these places...

Image of Disocactus ackermannii photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Ackermann’s Orchid Cactus, Orchid Cactus)

This exquisite, pendulous cactus has long, smooth, ridged stems and spectacular flowers that resemble those of Christmas cactus. Commonly called Ackermann’s orchid cactus, it is an epiphytic, or tree-dwelling, cactus that originates from the rainforests of Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico where it dangles in the dappled light of the tree branches. Gardeners favor it as a hanging container specimen for indoor or outdoor culture.

What may appear to be long, flat, succulent leaves are actually modified...

(Ackermann’s Orchid Cactus, Orchid Cactus)

This exquisite, pendulous cactus has long, smooth, ridged stems and spectacular flowers that resemble those of Christmas cactus. Commonly called Ackermann’s orchid cactus, it is an epiphytic, or tree-dwelling, cactus that originates from the rainforests of Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico where it dangles in the dappled light of the tree branches. Gardeners favor it as a hanging container specimen for indoor or outdoor culture.

What may appear to be long, flat, succulent leaves are actually modified...

Image of Disocactus flagelliformis photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Rattail Cactus)

The rattail cactus is a beautiful candidate for pots and hanging baskets with its brilliant flowers and unique form. his creeping species is native to Mexico where it thrives in brush and woodland habitat in the southern states of Oaxaca and Hidalgo. Unlike other Disocactus which bear flat stems, rattail produces perfectly round stems the diameter of a slender cigar. These creep along the ground or dangle freely. They are densely packed into pots to create a waterfall of growth that is...

Image of Dracaena draco photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Dragon Tree)

Named "dragon’s blood" in ancient times due to its peculiar red sap, this tropical succulent tree is most unusual. It is native to just a small area on the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa. Plants there withstand incredible drought and high humidity. In habitat they grow to a great age.

When young, the dragon tree resembles other dracaenas and has rosettes of strap-like green leaves. In time a single trunk arises and branches into a broad umbrella-like head with clusters of foliage....

(Ice Plant)

This beautiful ground-hugging succulent from the Cape region of South Africa is an intense bloomer for frost-free gardens. Its prostrate, shrubby stems spread to form flowing, cascading mats of glistening, jellybean-shaped, bright green leaves. This little iceplant blooms heavily in late spring and early summer, enveloping itself in purple-pink daisy-like flowers with yellow eyes. Flowers open in the afternoon only, and may stay closed on cloudy cool days.

Like most succulent plants, this one...

Image of Dudleya photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Dudleya, Liveforever)

Evergreen succulent perennials grown for their rosettes of colorful leaves, the 40 or so species in the genus Dudleya are native to northwestern Mexico and the western United States. Typically gray or powdery white, the leaf rosettes usually occur in ground-hugging clumps but sometimes are borne on short shrubby stems. Clusters of starry or bell-shaped flowers are held well above the leaves on erect stems. The red, yellow, pink, or white blooms usually appear in summer.

These handsome...

Image of Dudleya caespitosa photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Sea Lettuce)

Grown for its ground-hugging rosettes of colorful evergreen leaves, this perennial succulent is native to coastal California from Monterey County to Los Angeles County. The lance-shaped to narrowly oval, gray to yellow-green leaves form broad rosettes that can reach the size of dinner plates. Open clusters of bell-shaped red or yellow flowers poise on erect knee-high stems in late spring and early summer. The blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

This handsome succulent requires ample...

Image of Dudleya edulis photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Fingertips)

Grown for its ground-hugging rosettes of colorful evergreen leaves, this perennial succulent is native to coastal areas of southern California and Baja California. The fleshy, finger-shaped, pale green, silver-dusted leaves form broad rosettes that can reach the size of dinner plates. The up-angled to lax leaves have pointed tips. Open clusters of small starry creamy-white flowers perch on erect calf-high stems in late spring and early summer. The blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Image of Dudleya guadalupensis photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Guadalupe Liveforever)

Grown for its ground-hugging rosettes of colorful evergreen leaves, this perennial succulent is native to Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Baja California. The fleshy, spoon-shaped, yellow-green leaves form broad rosettes that can reach the size of dinner plates. The leaves are sometimes dusted with a gray waxy bloom. Plants sucker to form spreading clumps of rosettes. Open clusters of yellow flowers perch on erect calf-high stems in late spring and early summer. The blooms attract hummingbirds...