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Due to COVID-19 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 10a-4p) at 5 Essex 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, checkout with the local pickup option and then email boss@hotcactus.nyc to get a quote.
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Monadenium crispum
$132.00 Sold out

Monadenium crispum is endemic to the Tanga and Pangani Districts of Tanzania. It has a large caudex from which it sends long vines with ovate-lanceolate, and slightly succulent leaves. This specimen's caudex looks like an ass.

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

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Myrtillocactus cv. fukurokuryuzinboku
$43.00 Sold out

Myrtillocactus cv. fukurokuryuzinboku is sometimes referred to as "boob cactus" because it resembles...

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot; rooted cutting.

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Adenium obesum #2
$42.00 Sold out

Adenium obesum is a small succulent tree in the oleander family. It has pachycaul stems and a stout, swollen basal caudex with an opened crown that grows denser with age. It is evergreen or drought-deciduous and can also lose its leaves during cold spells. Many arms = many leaves = many chances for flowers ; )

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Euphorbia classenii
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From the Teita District of northern Kenya, Euphorbia classenii is a densely branched and densely spined shrublike Euphorbia with very nice 6-8 angled stems. The cyathia are yellow. Like all members of the genus Euphorbia, the white sap of E. classenii is highly toxic! Behold and beware : )

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Huernia macrocarpa v. cristata
$28.00 Sold out

Huernia macrocarpa is a beautiful member of the Stapeliad tribe. In autumn it produces bell-shaped, often burgundy colored flowers with white hairs. This specimen demonstrates fasciation, a rare condition of abnormal growth in which the apical meristem  becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, thus producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested, or elaborately contorted, tissue. A beautiful addition to any NYC collection.

Currently growing in a 2.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Ferocactus sp.
$133.00 Sold out

Ferocactus is a genus of large barrel-shaped cacti, mostly with large spines and small flowers. There are about 30 species included in the genus. They are native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. This is a very old (50+ years) specimen grown in an Arizona shadehouse.

Currently growing in a 6.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Stapelia sp.
$8.00

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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Senecio stapeliiformis #1
$24.00

Senecio stapeliiformis aka the "Pickle Plant" is an attractive succulent species with prettily marked pencil-like stems with purple-green patterns and soft spines along the sides, the whole recalling plants of the Stapelia  genus in form. Native to Southern Africa.

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Senecio stapeliiformis #2
$28.00 Sold out

Senecio stapeliiformis aka the "Pickle Plant" is an attractive succulent species with prettily marked pencil-like stems with purple-green patterns and soft spines along the sides, the whole recalling plants of the Stapelia  genus in form. Native to Southern Africa.

Currently growing in a 3.5” terra-cotta Azalea pot.

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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

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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Stenocactus sp.
$245.00 Sold out

The genus Stenocactus  is native to the Chihuahuan desert in Mexico. Individual plants can vary considerably within a species and this makes identification in this genus notoriously difficult. Due to a long and convoluted nomenclatural history, the genus is often still grown and traded among collectors under the genus name Echinofossulocactus. Older specimen with several pups -- a beautiful addition to any collection.

Currently growing in a 6” terra-cotta pot.

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Stapelia gigantea
$66.00 Sold out

Stapelia gigantea produces the largest flower of the entire Stapelia genus, hence the nickname "Zulu giant". It is native to the desert regions of South Africa to Tanzania.  The flowers of this plant bloom in the fall and emit the smell of rotting flesh in order to attract the flies which pollinate them. Because of this foul odor, S. gigantea can act as an appetite suppressant in humans. This specimen is quite old and will readily produce flowers, so hopefully you, too, can be lucky enough to smell one : )

Currently growing in a 5” terra-cotta pot.

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Typhonium venosum
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Typhonium venosum, better known under its synonym Sauromatum venosum, is native to temperate and tropical regions of Africa and Asia. This plant is also known as the "Voodoo bulb" because of its ability to flower from a corm without soil and water. The striking inflorescence has a purplish-brown-spotted, yellowish spathe and a purplish-brown spadix which emit a strong odor similar to cow manure, rotting flesh, or a dirty wet dog. The odor lasts about 2 days, and attracts carrion-feeding insects, such as calliphorid flies and silphid beetles which can pollinate this plant. For fans of Stapeliads. Low light friendly for your basement abode : )

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

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Agave Victoria-reginae
$161.00

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 #2
$185.00 Sold out

Astrophytum ornatum is a shortly 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” cylinder terra-cotta pot.

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Astrophytum ornatum #1
$190.00

Astrophytum ornatum is a shortly 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” cylinder terra-cotta pot.

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Huernia schnederiana
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From Tanzania, Huernia schneideriana is an attractive member of the Stapelieae tribe that was once thought to be a natural hybrid of H. verekeri and H. aspera. Like most other Stapeliads, it produces a beautiful, rotten-smelling carrion flower; the flowers of Huernia schneideriana being small, burgundy-colored with a deep black throat. Grows rapidly and a great option for NYC indoor growing conditions.

Currently growing in a 2” terra-cotta pot; rooted cutting.

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Dioscorea elephantipes
$150.00

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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Aloinopsis schooneesii
$22.00 Sold out

Aloinopsis schooneesii is a highly succulent mesemb, forming dense mats of clustered rosettes. It has a large taproot so it is very resistant to drought. When potted, the plant can be progressively raised above ground so that some of the roots can be seen in a pseudo-bonsai style.

Currently growing in a 3” terra-cotta pot.

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Uebelmannia gummifera
$66.00 Sold out

Uebelmannia gummifera grows on quartz sand in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is a short, usually solitary cactus with creamy-white wool in the center. One of only three species in the genus Uebelmannia.

Currently growing in a 3.5” terra-cotta pot.

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Pachypodium lameiri
$22.00

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

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
$81.00 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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