Cacti and Succulents

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Agave Century Plant
Native to Mexico. Succulent with rosettes of fleshy, blue-green leaves with hooked spines along the margins and ending with a pointy spine at tip. Offsetting more or less freely from the base. After at least ten years, a flower stalk appears from the...

Agave New Mexico
Native to south eastern New Mexico, West Texas. Leaves are gray green with few and widely spread teeth on the margins. Forms a tight rosette of overlapping leaves from which eventually rises a 10' to 13' flower stalk. Produces many offsets.

Cactus Fishhook Barrel

Native to Arizona, Texas, Mexico. A medium to large cactus with leathery blue skin that is ribbed and formidably spiny. Spines are thick and hooked, hence the common name. Globular when young turning cylindrical with age. Mature crown tilts towards...

Cactus Golden Barrel
Native of Mexico. Light green cactus with bright, yellow spines that are stiff, 3" long. As it matures, it may spawn offsets. Very popular as a container plant or used as a dramatic point of interest in the garden. Mass...

Cactus Hedgehog
Dense, mounding clump up to 3' wide with many 2" to 3" in diameter, cylindrical stems to 1' tall. Densely spiny and somewhat woolly. Comprising of about 70 species in southwest U.S. and Mexico.

Cholla Tree
Native to arid parts of North America. Many branched cylindrical stems that are armed with clusters of up to 10 pink or white, barbed, sharp spines, 1 1/4" long. Shrubby when young maturing to a tree form, with a woody trunk. Cholla reproduces when stem...

Ocotillo

Native to southwestern U.S., northern Mexico. A large desert shrub with long, grooved, spiny canes. During each spring and after summer rains, canes sprout small, green leaves their whole length. Leaves remain several weeks before turning yellow and dropping. (...

Prickly Pear
Native to the Americas. Opuntias are perhaps the most widely distributed cacti, with a multitude of species. Very bold and sculptural in form. The flat rounded pads usually have two types of spines. Large, smooth, and fixed or small and hairlike, called '...

Prickly Pear Santa Rita
Native to southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Rounded pads are blue-gray with a tinge of purple in summer, darkening to a rich purple-red in winter. Spines line the upper edges and clusters of glochids dot the pads. Pads up to 8" long. Fruit...

Sotol
A spherical clump with spiky, bluish-gray leaves that have stiff teeth along the edges. Leaves slowly form a trunk 3' tall, which is covered with a dried, drooping shag of old leaves. The base of each leaf broadens where it joins the trunk to form a long-handled '...

 

Yucca Banana

Native to southwestern U.S., nothwestern Mexico. Leaves are blue-green in color and sharp-tipped. Foliage clump may have no stem or several short, prostate ones. Bloom stalks in summer with white to creamy bell-shaped flowers rise vertically,...

Yucca Red
Native to Texas, New Mexico. Plants have long, narrow, dark green leaves produced in a basal rosette and flowers borne on long panicles. Blooms spring through autumn. Foliage clumps resemble yucca or coarse grass. Heat and drought tolerant. Great as an accent or...

Yucca Soaptree
Native to southeastern U.S., northern Mexico. Form is erect to about 20' tall. Leaves are light green, grasslike, with little threads curling along the edges. They are sharply pointed, 2" long, 1/2" wide. Old leaves hang down along the trunk,...

Yucca Soft Leaf
Native to southeastern U.S., northern Mexico. Dark to blue-green leaves, sharply bent downwards with pointed tips, 2 1/2' long and 2" wide. Generally with a single trunk, but can produce offshoots with age. Blooms are white, numerous on a stalk 2...

 
Yucca Spanish Bayonet
Native to southern U.S., Mexico. This yucca forms irregular rising stems, usually 1 to 3 per plant. Stiff, smooth-edged, medium to dark green leaves closely set along the stalk have very sharp spikes at their tips. Leaves are 2 1/2'...

Yucca Spanish Dagger
Native to the Trans-Pecos region of Texas and northeast Mexico. A large tree yucca with one or multiple trunks. Leaves are pale green, 3' long, 3" to 5" wide, with stout spine tips. Dead leaves form a dense thatch that covers the trunk....