Plant Highlights By Date
Neoporteria crispa is normally a solitary plant about 2 to 4 inches (5 – 10 cm) in diameter, with 10 to 16 lumpy ribs and numerous curving spines.
Agave gentryi is a large species originating in the mountains of northeastern Mexico. Agave gentryi is among the few species that flower in two stages.
Yucca rigida is spring-flowering, typically blooming in April and May at the Ruth Bancroft Garden with hundreds of creamy-white waxy flowers.
The branched flower stalk of Aloe capitata var. quartziticola emerges in the latter half of winter (typically in February at the Ruth Bancroft Garden)
The Family Aizoaceae is full of botanical marvels like the Titanopsis calcarea with its bumpy leaves that make it look almost reptilian.
Both Haworthia truncata var. truncata and Haworthia truncata var. maughanii are from South Africa’s Little Karoo region, near the towns of Calitzdorp.
Astridia is a small genus of shrubby plants in the Ice Plant Family (Aizoaceae), native to the northwestern corner of South Africa and adjacent southwestern Namibia.
Euphorbia susannae is a small clustering species which makes dome-like clumps to 4 inches tall (10 cm) and a foot across (30 cm).
Like other types of barrel cactus, Ferocactus robustus has ribs, or ridges, running up its sides. This particular species has 8 ribs
The leaves of the more robust forms of Gasteria excelsa are long and sword-like, and a large plant may attain a diameter of 2 to 2½ feet or more.