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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 --------click on the link to skip down to Plants by their Latin Names
Adolph's Sedum * Sedum adolphii Firestorm
Airplane Plant * Crassula falcata
Ascot Rainbow Spurge * Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow
Baby Sun Rose * Aptenia Red Apple
Baja Spurge * Euphorbia xanti
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 Chalk Sticks * Senecio mandraliscae
Blue Flame Agave * Agave Blue Flame
Blue Tears Sedum * Sedum dasyphyllum
Blue Velvet Yucca * Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet
Bluff Lettuce * Dudleya farinosa
Brakelights Red Yucca * Hesperaloe parviflora Brakelights
Burrito Burro's Tail * Sedum morganianum Burrito
California Barrel Cactus * Ferocactus cylindraceus
Cameron's Ruwari Aloe * Aloe cameronii
Campfire crassula * Crassula capitella Campfire
Candleholder Dudleya * Dudleya candelabrum
Candleholder Liveforever * Dudleya candelabrum
Cape Aloe * Aloe candelabrum
Cape Blanco Stonecrop * Sedum spatulifolium Cape Blanco
Carribean Copper Plant * Euphorbia continifolia
Cat Tails Euphorbia * Euphorbia leucodendron
Chagualillo * Puya venusta
Chalk Liveforever * Dudleya pulverulenta
Cliff Lettuce * Dudleya farinosa
Cliff Maids * Lewisia cotyledon elise
Cobweb Houseleek * Sempervivum arachnoideum
Confetti Flower * Euphorbia xanti
Copper Pinwheel * Aeonium Sunburst
Corsican Stonecrop * Sedum dasyphyllum
Creeping Spurge * Euphorbia myrsinites
Crown of Thorns * Euphorbia milii
Desert Barrel Cactus * Ferocactus cylindraceus
Desert Cabbage * Kalanchoe luciae
Dew Flower * Drosanthemum bicolor
False Tillandsia * Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata
Fan Aloe * Aloe plicatilis
Fire Barrel Cactus * Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Firestorm Sedum * Sedum adolphii Firestorm
Fish Hook Senecio * Senecio Radicans
Five Stamen Graptopetalum * Graptopetalum pentandrum
Flapjacks * Kalanchoe luciae
Flower Dust Plant * Kalancho pumila
Friendship Plant * Billbergia nutans
Giant Chalk Dudleya * Dudleya brittonii
Golden Sedum * Sedum adolphii Firestorm
Ghost Plant * Graptopetalum paraguayense
Gollum Jade * Crassula ovata Gollum
Hairy Stemmed Rhipsalis * Rhipsalis pilocarpa
Hallmark Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens Hallmark
Hens and Chicks * Echeveria secunda
Indian Corn Cob * Euphorbia mammillaris variegata
Jewel Leaf Plant * Graptopetalum amethystinum
Joshua Tree * Yucca brevifolia
King of the Bromeliads * Vriesea hieroglyphica
Kiwi Aeonium * Aeonium Kiwi
Lance Leaf Liveforever * Dudleya lanceolata
Lavender Pebbles * Graptopetalum amethystinum
Lipstick Echeveria * Echeveria agavoides Lipstick
Little Plum Bitterroot * Lewisia cotyledon Little Plum
Lobster Flower * Plectranthus neochilus
Mediterranean Spurge * Euphorbia characias wulfenii
Mexican Boulder * Calibanus hookeri
Miner's Compass * Ferocactus cylindraceus
Mojave King Cup Cactus * Echinocereus mojavensis
Moonstones Succulent * Pachyphytum oviferum
Myrtle Spurge * Euphorbia myrsinites
Necklace Plant * Senecio radicans
Necklace Vine * Crassula perforata variegata
Orange Ice Plant * Lampranthus aureus Orange Form
Orange Flowered Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens Hallmark
Our Lord's Candle * Hesperoyucca whipplei, Yucca whipplei
Paddle Plant * Kalanchoe luciae
Palm Tree Yucca * Yucca brevifolia
Panda Plant * Kalanchoe tomentosa
Pink Iceplant * Oscularia deltoides
Pussy Ears * Kalanchoe tomentosa
Queens Tears * Billbergia nutans
Red Aloe * Aloe cameronii
Red Yucca * Hesperaloe parviflora
Red Pencil Tree * Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire
Red Spike Ice Plant * Cephalophyllum stayneri
Rose Root Stonecrop * Sedum rosea, Rhodiola rosea
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
Short Leaved Aloe * Aloe brevifolia
Silver Spur Flower * Plectranthus argentatus
Siskiyou Lewisia * Lewisia cotyledon elise
Smoketree Spurge * Euphorbia cotinifolia
Stalked Bulbine * Bulbine frutescens
Stone Aloe * Aloe petricola
String of Bananas * Senecio radicans
String of Buttons * Crassula perforata
Tasmanian Tiger Spurge * Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger
Torch Aloe * Aloe arborescens
Trailing Iceplant * Delospermum cooperi, Mesembryanthemum cooperi
Tree Yucca * Yucca brevifolia
Tropical Smokebush * Euphorbia cotinifolia
Two Row Stonecrop * Sedum spurium Tricolor
Variegated Indian Corn Cob * Euphorbia mammillaris variegata
Variegated Spurge * Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger
Variegated Stonecrop * Sedum spurium Tricolor
Velvet Elephant Ear * Kalanchoe beharensis
Violet Queen Hens and Chicks * Echeveria Violet Queen
Wickerware Cactus * Rhipsalis pilocarpa
Wood Spurge * Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae
Yellow Red Yucca * Hesperaloe parviflora Yellow
Yucca Palm * Yucca brevifolia

Latin Names

Aechmeaa recurvata var. recurvata * False Tillandsia
Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum * Black Tree Aeonium
Aeonium Kiwi * Kiwi Aeonium
Aeonium Sunburst * Copper Pinwheel
Aeonium Zwartkop * Black Rose Aeonium
Agave Blue Flame * Blue Flame Agave
Aloe arborescens * Torch Aloe
Aloe brevifolia * Short Leaved Aloe
Aloe cameronii * Cameron's Ruwari Aloe, Red Aloe
Aloe candelabrum * Cape Aloe
Aloe petricola * Stone Aloe
Aloe plicatilis * Fan Aloe
Aloe principis
Aloe sinkatana
Aptenia Red Apple * Baby Sun Rose
Billbergia nutans * Queens Tears, Friendship Plant
Bromelia humilis
Bulbine frutescens * Stalked Bulbine
Bulbine Hallmark * Orange Flowered Bulbine
Calandrinia grandiflora * Rock Purslane
Calibanus hookeri * Mexican Boulder
Cephalophyllum stayneri * Red Spike Ice Plant
Cistanthe grandiflora * Rock Purslane
Crassula capitella Campfire * Campfire Crassula
Crassula falcata * Airplane Plant
Crassula ovata Gollum * Gollum Jade
Crassula perforata variegata * String of Buttons, Necklace Vine
Delospermum cooperi * Trailing Iceplant
Deuterocohnia brevifolia
Drosanthemum bicolor * Dew Flower
Dudleya anomala
Dudleya brittonii * Giant Chalk Dudleya
Dudleya caespitosa * Sea Lettuce
Dudleya candelabrum * Candleholder Liveforever, Candleholder Dudleya
Dudleya farinosa * Bluff Lettuce, Cliff Lettuce
Dudleya guadalupensis
Dudleya lanceolata * Lance Leaf Liveforever
Dudleya pulverulenta * Chalk Liveforever
Dudleya traskiae * Santa Barbara Island Liveforever
Dyckia fosteriana
Echeveria agavoides Lipstick * Lipstick Echeveria
Echeveria secunda * Hens and Chicks
Echeveria Violet Queen * Violet Queen 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 leucodendron * Cat Tails Euphorbia
Euphorbia mammillaris variegata * Variegated Indian Corn Cob
Euphorbia millii * Crown of Thorns
Euphorbia myrsinites * Myrtle Spurge, Creeping Spurge
Euphorbia Royal Velvet * Royal Velvet Spurge
Euphorbia xanti * Baja Spurge, Confetti Flower
Ferocactus cylindraceus * California Barrel Cactus, Desert Barrel Cactus, Miner's Compass
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus * Fire Barrel Cactus
Graptopetalum amethystinum * Jewel Leaf Plant, Lavender Pebbles
Graptopetalum paraguayense * Ghost Plant
Graptopetalum pentandrum * Five Stamen Graptopetalum
Hesperaloe parviflora * Red Yucca
Hesperaloe parviflora Brakelights * Brakelights Red Yucca
Hesperaloe parviflora Yellow * Yellow Red Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei * Our Lord's Candle
Kalanchoe beharensis * Velvet Elephant Ear
Kalanchoe humilis
Kalanchoe luciae * Paddle Plant, Flapjacks, Desert Cabbage
Kalanchoe pumila * Flower Dust Plant
Kalanchoe tomentosa * Panda Plant, Pussy Ears
Lampranthus aureus Orange Form * Orange Ice Plant
Lewisia cotyledon elise * Cliff Maids, Siskiyou Lewisia
Lewisia cotyledon Little Plum * Little Plum Bitterroot
Mesembryanthemum cooperi * Trailing Iceplant
Oscularia deltoides * Pink Ice Plant
Pachyphytum compactum
Pachyphytum oviferum * Moonstones Succulent
Plectranthus argentatus * Silver Spur Flower
Plectranthus neochilus * Lobster Flower
Portulaca molokiniensis
Puya alpestris * Sapphire Tower
Puya venusta * Chagualillo
Rhipsalis pilocarpa * Hairy Stemmed Rhipsalis, Wickerware Cactus
Rhodiola rosea * Rose Root Stonecrop
Sedum adolphii Firestorm * Golden Sedum, Adolph's Sedum
Sedum dasyphyllum * Corsican Stonecrop, Blue Tears Sedum
Sedum morganianum Burrito * Burrito Burro's Tail
Sedum rosea * Rose Root Stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco * Cape Blanco Stonecrop
Sedum spurium Tricolor * Two Row Stonecrop, Variegated Stonecrop
Sempervivum arachnoideum * Cobweb Houseleek
Senecio mandraliscae * Blue Chalk Sticks
Senecio radicans * Fish Hook Senecio, Necklace Plant, String of Bananas
Stapelia grandiflora * Carrion Plant, Starfish Flower
Tillandsia bergeri
Vriesea hieroglyphica * King of the Bromeliads
Yucca brevifolia * Joshua Tree
Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet * Big Bend Yucca, Beaked Yucca
Yucca whipplei * Our Lords Candle