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Plant family: cactaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the cactaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Carnegiea gigantea saguaro cactusperennial (Z8-11) to 60'
Echinocactus texensis horse crippler cactus; devil's head; chisos hedgehogperennial red2"
Escobaria vivipara beehive cactusperennial (Z4-11) pink (spring)
Maihuenia poeppigii perennial (Z6-11) yellow4"
Opuntia 'Malpais Sunset' prickly pearperennial pink with yellow center
Opuntia basilaris beavertail cactusperennial (Z6-10?) pink
Opuntia engelmannii var. cyclodes western prickly pearperennial yellow
Opuntia humifusa eastern prickly-pearperennial (Z3-9) yellow (June)12"
Selenicereus undatus dragonfruit cactus; pitayaperennial (Z10-11)
Thelocactus setispinus miniature barrel cactus; hedgehog cactusperennial (Z9-11) yellow/red (spring-summer)to 24"

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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