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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
Ascot Rainbow Spurge * Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow
Baby Sun Rose * Aptenia Red Apple
Beaked Yucca * Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet
Big Bend Yucca * Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet
Black Tree Aeonium * Aeonium arborescens atropurpureum
Black Rose Aeonium * Aeonium Zwartkop
Blackbird Spurge * Euphorbia Blackbird
Blue Tears Sedum * Sedum dasyphyllum
Blue Velvet Yucca * Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet
Bluff Lettuce * Dudleya farinosa
Burrito Burro's Tail * Sedum morganianum Burrito
Calico Hearts * Cotyledon rombifolia
Cameron's Ruwari Aloe * Aloe cameronii
Candleholder Dudleya * Dudleya candelabrum
Candleholder Liveforever * Dudleya candelabrum
Cape Aloe * Aloe candelabrum
Carribean Copper Plant * Euphorbia continifolia
Chagualillo * Puya venusta
Chalk Liveforever * Dudleya pulverulenta
Cliff Lettuce * Dudleya farinosa
Cliff Maids * Lewisia cotyledon elise
Cobweb Houseleek * Sempervivum arachnoideum
Copper Pinwheel * Aeonium Sunburst
Corsican Stonecrop * Sedum dasyphyllum
Creeping Spurge * Euphorbia myrsinites
Crown of Thorns * Euphorbia milii
Flower Dust Plant * Kalancho pumila
Friendship Plant * Billbergia nutans
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
Mediterranean Spurge * Euphorbia characias wulfenii
Mexican Boulder * Calibanus hookeri
Mojave King Cup Cactus * Echinocereus mojavensis
Myrtle Spurge * Euphorbia myrsinites
Orange Flowered Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens Hallmark
Our Lord's Candle * Hesperoyucca whipplei, Yucca whipplei
Palm Tree Yucca * Yucca brevifolia
Pink Iceplant * Oscularia deltoides
Queens Tears * Billbergia nutans
Red Aloe * Aloe cameronii
Red Yucca * Hesperaloe parviflora
Royal Velvet Spurge * Euphorbia Royal Velvet
Santa Barbara Island Liveforever * Dudleya traskiae
Sapphire Tower * Puya alpestris
Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus * Echinocereus coccineus
Sea Lettuce * Dudleya caespitosa
Siskiyou Lewisia * Lewisia cotyledon elise
Smoketree Spurge * Euphorbia cotinifolia
Stalked Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens
Tasmanian Tiger Spurge * Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger
Tree Yucca * Yucca brevifolia
Tropical Smokebush * Euphorbia cotinifolia
Variegated Spurge * Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger
Velvet Elephant Ear * Kalanchoe beharensis
Wood Spurge * Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae
Yellow Red Yucca * Hesperaloe parviflora Yellow
Yucca Palm * Yucca brevifolia

Latin Names

Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum * Black Tree Aeonium
Aeonium Sunburst * Copper Pinwheel
Aeonium Zwartkop * Black Rose Aeonium
Aloe cameronii * Cameron's Ruwari Aloe, Red Aloe
Aloe candelabrum * Cape Aloe
Aloe principis
Aloe sinkatana
Aptenia Red Apple * Baby Sun Rose
Billbergia nutans * Queens Tears, Friendship Plant
Bulbine frutescens * Stalked Bulbine
Bulbine Hallmark * Orange Flowered Bulbine
Calandrinia grandiflora * Rock Purslane
Calibanus hookeri * Mexican Boulder
Cistanthe grandiflora * Rock Purslane
Crassula falcata * Airplane Plant
Cotyledon rombifolia * Calico Hearts
Dudleya caespitosa * Sea Lettuce
Dudleya candelabrum * Candleholder Liveforever, Candleholder Dudleya
Dudleya farinosa * Bluff Lettuce, Cliff Lettuce
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 * Wood Spurge
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow * Ascot Rainbow Spurge
Euphorbia Blackbird * Blackbird Spurge
Euphorbia characias wulfenii * Mediterranean Spurge
Euphorbia characias Tasmanian Tiger * Tasmanian Tiger Spurge, Variegated Spurge
Euphorbia cotinifolia * Carribean Copper Plant, Smoketree Spurge, Tropical Smokebush
Euphorbia millii * Crown of Thorns
Euphorbia myrsinites * Myrtle Spurge, Creeping Spurge
Euphorbia Royal Velvet * Royal Velvet Spurge
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 * Flower Dust Plant
Lewisia cotyledon elise * Cliff Maids, Siskiyou Lewisia
Oscularia deltoides * Pink Ice Plant
Puya alpestris * Sapphire Tower
Puya venusta * Chagualillo
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