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Succulent and Cactus Garden

This Succulent and Cactus list is growing as I get photos of these drought worthy plants. Succulents have become the go to answer to the drought. While it is far from the only answer it is an effective one. There are plenty of plants besides those that are succulent or cacti that come from environments far harsher than here. Many of them think that our drought was a nice wet season by their standards. For an extensive list of plants appropriate to our climate look at our Drought Tolerant Garden List

Succulents are fantastic for bringing odd and interesting shapes and textures into the garden. Personally I want to be the most dangerous thing in my garden. So I use wicked cactus and thorn filled euphorbias sparingly. But they are striking so I do use them and often as specimens

The flowers are often spectacular colors and extraordinarily ornate. And also often very short lived. They are so photogenic I am drawn to them . . . but carefully. Many of the succulents and cacti have very low tolerance for poorly drained soils. I often use containers to provide adequate drainage. This group often has specific needs for temperatures. Containers help when plants our outside their preferred range. I move them to a shade house, or tuck them up against the structure or a sunny wall to take advantage of the stored heat.

Common Names --------Plants by their Latin Names
Airplane Plant * Crassula falcata
Blue Tears Sedum * Sedum dasyphyllum
Burrito Burro's Tail * Sedum morganianum Burrit
Calico Hearts * Cotyledon rombifolia
Cameron's Ruwari Aloe * Aloe cameronii
Candleholder Dudleya * Dudleya candelabrum
Candleholder Liveforever * Dudleya candelabrum
Chalk Liveforever * Dudleya pulverulenta
Cliff Maids * Lewisia cotyledon elise
Cobweb Houseleek * Sempervivum arachnoideum
Corsican Stonecrop * Sedum dasyphyllum
Ghost Plant * Graptopetalum paraguayense
Hens and Chicks * Echeveria secunda
Hallmark Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens Hallmark
Jewel Leaf Plant * Graptopetalum amethystinum
Joshua Tree * Yucca brevifolia
Lance Leaf Liveforever * Dudleya lanceolata
Mexican Boulder * Calibanus hookeri
Mojave King Cup Cactus * Echinocereus mojavensis
Orange Flowered Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens Hallmark
Our Lord's Candle * Hesperoyucca whipplei, Yucca whipplei
Pink Iceplant * Oscularia deltoides
Queens Tears * Billbergia nutans
Red Aloe * Aloe cameronii
Red Yucca * Hesperaloe parviflora
Santa Barbara Island Liveforever * Dudleya traskiae
Sapphire Tower * Puya alpestris
Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus * Echinocereus coccineus
Sea Lettuce * Dudleya caespitosa
Siskiyou Lewisia * Lewisia cotyledon elise
Stalked Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens
Velvet Elephant Ear * Kalanchoe beharensis
Yellow Red Yucca * Hesperaloe parviflora

Latin Names

Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum
Aeonium Sunburst
Aeonium Zwartkop
Aloe cameronii * Cameron's Ruwari Aloe, Red Aloe
Aloe candelabrum
Aloe principis
Aloe sinkatana
Billbergia nutans * Queens Tears
Bulbine Hallmark * Orange Flowered Bulbine
Bulbine frutescens * Stalked Bulbine
Calandrinia grandiflora - Cistanthe grandiflora
Calibanus hookeri * Mexican Boulder
Crassula falcata * Airplane Plant
Cotyledon rombifolia * Calico Hearts
Dudleya caespitosa * Sea Lettuce
Dudleya candelabrum * Candleholder Liveforever, Candleholder Dudleya
Dudleya lanceolata * Lance Leaf Liveforever
Dudleya pulverulenta * Chalk Liveforever
Dudleya traskiae * Santa Barbara Island Liveforever
Dyckia fosteriana
Echeveria secunda * Hens and Chicks
Succulent and Cactus Garden
Echinocereus coccineus * Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus
Echinocereus englemannii * Engleman's Hedgehog Cactus
Echinocereus mojavensis * Mojave King Cup Cactus
Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow
Euphorbia Blackbird
Euphorbia characias wulfenii
Euphorbia characias Tasmanian Tiger
Euphorbia cotinifolia
Euphorbia millii
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia Royal Velvet
Graptopetalum amethystinum * Jewel Leaf Plant
Graptopetalum paraguayense * Ghost Plant
Hesperaloe parviflora * Red Yucca
Hesperaloe parviflora Yellow * Yellow Red Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei * Our Lord's Candle
Kalanchoe beharensis * Velvet Elephant Ear
Kalanchoe pumila
Lewisia cotyledon elise * Cliff Maids, Siskiyou Lewisia
Oscularia deltoides * Pink Ice Plant
Puya alpestris * Sapphire Tower
Puya venusta
Sedum dasyphyllum * Corsican Stonecrop, Blue Tears Sedum
Sedum morganianum Burrito * Burrito Burro's Tail
Sempervivum arachnoideum * Cobweb Houseleek
Yucca brevifolia * Joshua Tree
Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet * Big Bend Yucca, Beaked Yucca
Yucca whipplei * Our Lords Candle