While in Berkeley, I had to swing by one of my spiky faves, Cactus Jungle. Peter and Hap have been growing succulents for about 20 years and really have a knack for growing some great specimens such as this Feracactus tiuronensis…a barrel shaped cactus.
Hey Peter, forgive me if i get any of these names wrong. We’re still fairly new to the cactus world. This Opuntia subulata, aka Eve’s Needles, has a seductive texture. Peter points out that it makes great hedge which can lead to good neighbors. Yeah, we love their blog too.
This Cleistocactus jujuyensis was popping out some blooms. The thick needles remind me of some of the wooly torch cacti.
As said, Hap and Peter also do the non-cactus plants too. Can’t get enough of this Echeveria pulvinata x setosa. It was glowing like a gem in the sun.
The California Bush Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus) was in bloom. Hey out there…is this one closely related to the Chiranthodendron pentadactylon that Monkey Hand Tree? Seems like there’s a claw in the center of the flower above.
I almost picked up the Ruschia karrooica above, but fell in love with this bizarro Oxalis called Oxalis herrerae. No, it’s not that crappy oxalis weed that you see all over the place, O herrerae is super cool….and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t have a fondness for the Oxalis.
Hum, seems we haven’t photographed our new Oxalis herrerae yet. Stay tune.
– Far Out Flora
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