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Due to COVID-19 and NY PAUSE, our NYC greenhouse is sadly closed to the public this season. But all is not lost for New York's xerophiles — the plants shown below are available for free local pickup (Sundays from 12p-4p) at the Forgetmenot General Store, 138 Division St. All profits go directly to our crew to help them stay afloat in these uncertain times. If you want to also order any non-NYC products, please make two separate transactions.

For those interested in delivery, please checkout with the local pickup option and then email boss@hotcactus.nyc to get a delivery quote. Joe has a Subaru.

 

Alluaudia procera
$24.00 Sold out

Alluaudia procera is one of the thorny plants of the Madagascan spine forests found in the island’s semi-arid southwest. It grows in areas that may receive no rain for more than a year and though it can withstand extended periods of drought, lacks the water storage tissues associated with most true succulents. In it's native habit, A. procera varies from small shrub-like growth to full blown trees. All are deciduous in the dry season, but will leaf out virtually over night when the rains come.

Currently growing in a 2.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Echinocerues rigidissimus subs. rubispinus
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Echinocereus rigidissimus subs. rubispinus is one of the local form of Echinocereus rigidissimus. It is distinguished by the short, dusty, red-purple spines and dull purple-red stigma lobes. Its blossoms are magenta red, large, and showy in comparison with the small size of the stem. Its unique-looking spination makes it a desirable Echinocereus species.

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Myrtillocalycium cv. POLYP (Chimera) #2
$65.00

This unusual plant is thought to be a graft-chimaera between Mytillocactus cochal and Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv. RED HIBOTAN. Its generic name + Myrtilloclycium comes from those of its parent i.e. Mytillocactus and Gymnocalycium

Chimaeras of plants belonging to the Cactaceae family are very rare in cultivation, the first being created and described in 1987.

Currently growing in a 2.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Myrtillocalycium cv. POLYP (Chimera) #1
$65.00

This unusual plant is thought to be a graft-chimaera between Mytillocactus cochal and Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv. RED HIBOTAN. Its generic name + Myrtilloclycium comes from those of its parent i.e. Mytillocactus and Gymnocalycium

Chimaeras of plants belonging to the Cactaceae family are very rare in cultivation, the first being created and described in 1987.

Currently growing in a 2.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Astrophytum asterias hybrid (SMALL)
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Astrophytum asterias is a beautiful and remarkably variable Astrophytum species. It does not have the typical covering of spines common to most cacti, but is instead adorned with tiny speckled tufts of hair.

Japanese growers have become masters of hybridization of this and other Astrophytum species. This is a younger specimen, 3 - 4 years old.

Currently growing in a 6” cylinder terra-cotta pot.

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Euphorbia meloformis
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Native to southern Africa, Euphorbia meloformis is a globular Euphorbia species similar in appearance to Euphorbia obesa, but with small yellow cyathia on long peduncles, which dry and persist on the plant after blooming.

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Astrophytum asterias hybrid (LARGE)
$212.00

Astrophytum asterias is a beautiful and remarkably variable Astrophytum species. It does not have the typical covering of spines common to most cacti, but is instead adorned with tiny speckled tufts of hair.

Japanese growers have become masters of hybridization of this and other Astrophytum species. Here we have a grafted A. asterias hybrid grown hard in the Texas sun. Mature specimen, 20+ years.

Currently growing in a 6” cylinder terra-cotta pot.

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Ariocarpus retusus
$225.00

The Huichol name for Ariocarpus retusus is "Tsuwiri" which means "False Peyote". It's said that if you're not properly purified, the spirits will lead you to the False Peyote.  Do not eat the False Peyote unless you are seeking madness. 

Ariocarpus retusus is extremely slow growing - taking at least 10 years to reach flowering age. The plant pictured is an older specimen. 

Currently growing in a 6” terra-cotta pot.

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Dorstenia foetida hybrid
$30.00 Sold out

Dorstenia is a huge genus known for its unusual flowers and growth habits. When two of these weirdos make a baby, you get weirdo squared.

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Cyphostemma juttae
$125.00 Sold out

Cyphostemma juttae is a slow-growing succulent ornamental tree with several huge swollen bottle-shaped stems. Endemic to Namibia.

Currently growing in a 6.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Mammillaria hahniana
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Mammillaria hahniana is a beautiful member of the Mammillaria genus and one that forms large clumping groups. It is easily identified by its long white hairs, which can densely cloak the plant's body and increase in thickness, richness and length in age. This cactus flowers prolifically, even when young. Native to the central Mexican states of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, and Queretaro, where it's range is extremely limited, thus making it relatively endangered in the wild. Mature specimen, many heads.

Currently growing in a 6” terra-cotta pot.

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Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa #1
$238.00

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa is an unusual perennial, deciduous, trailing herb that develops a beautiful caudex, looking like a spewing volcano. The species epithet "ecirrhosa" means "without tendrils". It produces yellow flowers and very showy orange-red fruit.

Currently growing in a 6” cylinder terra-cotta pot.

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Stapelia sp.
$8.00 Sold out

Stapelia is a genus of low-growing, spineless, stem succulent plants, predominantly from South Africa with a few from other parts of Africa. Not sure what species this is, but can probably ID it when it's flowering : )

Currently growing in a 2.5” terra-cotta pot; rooted cutting.

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Ledebouria socialis #2
$28.00

Ledebouria socialis aka "The Silver Squill" is a bulbous evegreen member of the lily family.  It forms small, somewhat teardrop-shaped bulbs that sit on top of the soil in thick clusters. The leaves are small, silvery white, shield-shaped and beautifully mottled with dark green markings. Likes a bit more water than most other succulents!

Currently growing in a 4” terra-cotta Azalea pot.

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Lithops bromfeldii
$29.00 Sold out

Lithops often referred to as "Living Stones" comprise a diverse genus of plants endemic the vast dry regions of southern Africa. Lithops are true mimicry plants - their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings. Individual plants consist of one or more pairs of bulbous, almost fused leaves opposite to each other and hardly any stem. The slit between the leaves contains the meristem and produces flowers and new leaves. The leaves of Lithops are mostly buried below the surface of the soil, with a partially or completely translucent top surface known as a leaf window which allows light to enter the interior of the leaves for photosynthesis. 

Currently growing in a 3.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Agave Victoria-reginae
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Agave Victoria-reginae is a very slow growing but tough and beautiful Agave. It is consider the to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species : )

A. Victoria-reginae is extremely variable, several cultivars have been named with different patterns of white leaf markings or no white markings or white or yellow variegation. Be aware, very sharp!

Currently growing in a 6.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Astrophytum ornatum #3
$198.00

Astrophytum ornatum is a short columnar cactus appearing star-shaped from above, with white cross bands of woolly scales. It appears to be a very variable species especially for the density and distribution of white scales. It is the largest and easiest to grow and also the fastest of the Astrophytum genus. Older specimen, 20+ years.

Currently growing in a 6” terra-cotta pot.

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Pseudolithos migiurtinus
$80.00 Sold out

Psuedolithos migiurtinus is a rare succulent endemic to eastern Somalia. It is one of the most unusual members of the Asclepiadaceae family, with highly succulent stems patterned with irregular, rather warty looking, hexagonal tubercles giving this plant the appearance of a curious, rough stone. It is quite variable in shape, color and size. This species is likely the most popular in cultivation. These plants produce carrion flowers which are generally fly pollinated, as the blooms often smell like rotting meat.

Currently growing in a 2” terra-cotta pot.

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Dioscorea elephantipes
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Related to the yam, Dioscorea elephantipes is the world’s most special potato. Some extremely old plants in habitat have been recorded reaching up to 7 feet in diameter.  Although most Dioscorea in cultivation are much smaller, they are no less impressive—shooting off a vine that grows faster than you can water it.

Currently growing in a 3.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Tephrocactus articulatis var. papyrcanthus
$18.00 Sold out

Tephrocactus articulatus is a species of cactus in the subfamily Opuntioideae native to Argentina. They usually grow branches up to one foot tall with white flowers. Stem segments, known as cladodes,  easily break away and will root without special treatment. This species is very variable as to whether it is spine-bearing or not. The spiny form "papyracanthushave broad, raffia-like spines which are not spines but thin ribbon like processes, and vary in their color, markings, and length. 

Currently growing in a 2.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Euphorbia obesa
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Euphorbia obesa grows very slowly into something that resembles a football sized green and brown zebra's egg. 

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Haworthia truncata
$22.00

Truly a superb species, a must for any Haworthia enthusiast, and ideal for indoor growing conditions in NYC. Haworthia truncata is native to the Little Karoo in South Africa where it commonly grows in the protective shade of bushes. The truncated leaves are arranged in an ever-expanding fan-like shape, with flat, windowed apices allowing for sunlight to enter the body of the plant and photosynthesis to occur despite the plant being partially below ground. 

Currently growing in a 2” terra-cotta pot.

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Pachypodium namaquanum
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From the Northern Cape of South Africa, this Pachypodium is sometimes referred to as "halfmens" by the Nama people, which means "semi-human" in Afrikaans. Pachypodium namaquanam grows excrutiatingly slow and can only be enjoyed by those who value a journey over its destination. They have some of the most interesting shaped leaves of all the Pachypodium, lanceolate with tightly curled margins. Zygomorphic to boot.

Currently growing in a 3.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Pachypodium lameiri
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A beautiful member of the Pachypodium genus, P. lamerei is often, and rather misleadingly, referred to as a "Madagascar Palm". This species has a an intensely spiny grey trunk with small lanceolate leaves predominantly at the top of the stem.

Currently growing in a 3.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Ledebouria socialis #1
$24.00 Sold out

Ledebouria socialis aka "The Silver Squill" is a bulbous evegreen member of the lily family.  It forms small, somewhat teardrop-shaped bulbs that sit on top of the soil in thick clusters. The leaves are small, silvery white, shield-shaped and beautifully mottled with dark green markings. Likes a bit more water than most other succulents!

Currently growing in a 3.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Lophocereus schottii f. monstrosus
$121.00 Sold out

Lophocereus schottii is a species of columnar cactus from southern Arizona and north-western Mexico, specifically Baja California and Sonora. This particular specimen displays the naturally occurring “monstrous” mutation, rendering it hairless, lumpy, and sterile. Truly beautiful.

Currently growing in a 6.5” terra-cotta cylinder pot.

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