Far Out Flora

Succulent Sale Saturday


Looking for something to do this Saturday? Check out there’s Succulent and Cacti Sale in Berkeley, and find yourself a funky new plant to call your own.

When:  10 am – 5 pm.

Back in January we braved the rain and headed to Berkeley.  Here are some of the plants we saw.

Euphorbia obesa

How adorable is this little Baseball Plant? Obesa is a South African (Great Karoo) native who is used to living in sunny, rocky hillside spots in the wild. Probably best inside for water control purposes. Very well drained medium is key too.

Echeveria 'Minas'

Wholly coolness! Minas likes full sun to keep her beautiful dark red color going. There are a lot of Echeverias out there, not 100% sure it’s ‘Minas’. Does it even matter? :)

Euphorbia neohumbertii

Funky neohumbertii is native to Madagascar and doesn’t like temps below 60 degrees. It wakes up from dormancy in March, so its cute little leaves haven’t popped out yet. Light shade is good too.

Euphorbia ledienii

We’re not 100% sure this one’s a ledienii, but it’s really cool. Any thoughts?

Echeveria 'Fireball'

Another sweet Echeveria. Grow this one in full sun for the best color. It’s a good idea to plant these at an angle when growing them in the ground. It lets the water runoff the leaves.


  1. Echeveria ‘Fireball’… I’m drooling.

  2. Lucky you! (seems like I say that a lot). We bought a Euphorbia obesa
    last fall when we visited the California Cactus Center (I finally just posted about the visit yesterday). Interesting to see it with the flower buds. I have to admit I like it better without them. Seems like I say that a lot too…but I’m not a flower hater!

  3. All really beautiful, but that fireball is awesome!!!

  4. I’ve been to one of Alex’s sales and they are definitely worth the trip. The variety is amazing and her prices are really reasonable.

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  6. How fun!

    (*PS – If you guys ever want to place an order through Robin at succ gardens – he’s going to start delivering to me once a month, so you could put anything on those orders and just pick up in HMB)

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