Cactus Specialties
Jim Boehmke
2668 Crater Road, Livermore, CA 94550
Tel: (925) 447-6670
Cell phone: (925) 918-1523



Free Succulents With Every Order




Plant information.
At Cactus Specialties, we deliberately grow our plants slowly in order to produce plants that have a “natural look” as they do in habitat. The plants receive minimum water and fertilizer, and will therefore be much easier to acclimate to your own conditions.
Note: It is important to realize that these plants generally do not like cold and wet conditions. Good drainage and protection from excess water and frost will greatly help in growing these rare specimens.
Note: Your plants will be shipped bare-rooted, usually the next day.
We have met many fine customers over the years and we greatly appreciate your orders.
         Jim & Minnie Boehmke

SPECIAL FERTILIZER.  We have used a very special cactus and succulent fertilizer for the past twenty years. Plant Marvel, 17-5-17 cal-mag, is a nitrate based, water soluble powder, that contains all the necessary trace elements that the plants love. This fertilizer promotes excellent root growth, which in turn produces a healthy plant that can generate the flowers we all love to see. We use Plant Marvel from the time the seedlings are two months old and mix it in the water every time we water the plants. We dilute the concentration to one teaspoon per gallon which approximates desert conditions and produces a natural looking specimen that does not appear “pumped up”. We use it more as a “health food”, rather than a growth stimulant. Plant Marvel is hygroscopic, so store it in a sealed jar. If the powder does become damp or wet, do not throw it away. It in no way ruins the fertilizer. 1 cup of fertilizer, $8.00.

New Offerings:

Namibia & South Africa Plants

NOTE: Some of our plants are quite young and very small, some may be only 1/4” diameter.
Customers want us to list even the small plants so they don't miss out.
We have some rare offerings which collectors buy quickly.

Free Plants With Every Order
We send some free succulents with every plant order.


Aloe ramosisimma, well rooted, 8" tall, $20.00, Limit 2

Aloinopsis schoonessii, small, 5 for $7.00

Aloinopsis thudicumii, pink, $15.00

Antimima dualis, purple flower, $9.00

Antimima herrei, blooming, $5.00

Antimima lodewyckii, (Luckhoffii) pink, $6.00

Antimima species, pink flower, $6.00

Antimima valida, 10" tall $7.00

Argeroderma congragatum, large, blooming, $7.00

Argeroderma fissum, $7.00

Argeroderma delaetii, $9.00

Argeroderma crateriforme, whopper, $7.00

Argyroderma subalbum, blooming, pink, whopper, $9.00

Astrida harrii, $8.00

Avonia papyracea, adult blooming, $9.00

Adromischus alstonii, $5.00

Adromischus maculatus, $10.00

Antegibbaeum fissoides, RARE, $15.00

Adromischus harrii, $40.00

Aloe ramosisimma, big, $15.00

Astrida longifloria, whopper, $15.00

Astrida harrii, whopper, $10.00

Cephalophyllum spongeosum, HUGE plant, must prune to ship, $20.00

Cephalophyllum cuprea, adult blooming, $9.00

Cephalophyllum alstonii, tall, blooming yellow to red, $10.00

Cephalophyllum spissum, orange flower, $5.00

Cephalophyllum spongeosum, RARE, Dog Rock Bay, huge flower, $7.00

Cephalophyllum staminoideosum, $5.00

Cheridopsis brainsii, whopper with super leaves, Winhoek Mt., $9.00

Cheridopsis denticulata, 3" yellow fl., big leaves, $9.00

Cheridopsis carol-schmidtii, at Aus, beautiful yellow flower, $7.00

Cheridopsis derenbergiana, $6.00

Cheridopsis eienfeltia, $5.00

Cheridopsis herrei, adult, blooming yellow flower, $9.00

Cheridopsis imitens, $6.00

Cheridopsis meyeri, $5.00

Cheridopsis cuprea, whopper, $7.00

Cheridopsis pearsonii, $7.00

Cheridopsis peculiaris, adult blooming age, MAKES A SECOND FLOWER, $8.00

Cheridopsis pillansii, fat boy, pink/orange, $8.00

Cheridopsis pulverulenta, HUGE YELLOW FLOWER, adult, $6.00

Cheridopsis purpurea, $7.00

Cheridopsis pulverulentha, $6.00

Cheridopsis brownii, adult, $9.00

Cheridopsis robusta, huge, yellow, $15.00

Cheridopsis umdausensis, sand paper leaves, $6.00

Cheridopsis vanzylii, $7.00

Cheridopsis cigaratiffera, $4.00

Cheridopsis subaequalis, VERY RARE, $8.00

Conicosia, big plant, whopper flower, amazing plant for sure, $9.00

Conophytum angelica, (small), $35.00, Limit 1

Conophytum bilobum, deflatens, whopper, $20.00

Conophytum bilobum, whopper, Love plant, heart shaped, whote or yellow flower, blooming, $10.00

Conophytum carolii, small, $5.00

Conophytum cupreatum, beauties, large blooming, $12.00

Conophytum ectypum, many leaves, pink fl., $12.00

Conophytum fredrichii, blooming purple and white, large, $10.00

Conophytum devium, large, $10.00

Conophytum limpidum, $15.00

Conophytum lithopoides, $7.00

Conophytum harrei, 7 years old, $15.00, Limit 1

Conophytum longum, $5.00

Conophytum marginatum, $6.00

Conophytum maughanii, large, $9.00

Conophytum mynutum, many leaves, $9.00

Conophytum neohallii, $30.00

Conophytum noviseum, large, $10.00

Conophytum maughanii v. armeniacum, whopper, $45.00

Conophytum pubescens, large, $20.00

Conophytum pulusidum, adult, $15.00

Conophytum Steven-Jones, purple, large, $20.00

Conophytum subfenestrata, 12 years old, $25.00

Conophytum tantillum, $7.00

Conophytum uviforme, large, $10.00, whopper many leaves, $25.00

Conophytum villetii, $5.00

Conophytum wetsteinii, Kosies, huge, purple, $10.00

Conophytum unnamed with many leaves, $15.00

Cotyledon orbiculata, Alexander Bay, $4.00

Crassula barkleyi, $10.00, Limit 1

Crassula grisea, $9.00, Limit 1

Crassula hirtipes, large, $15.00, Limit 1

Crassula nudicaulis ("naked stem"), real good find! $9.00, Limit 1

Crassula thyrisflora, $7.00, Limit 1

Crassula tomentosa, $7.00, Limit 1

Dactylopsis digitata, spectacular! $10.00

Dicrocaulon, $4.00

Dinteranthus vanzylii, RARE, large adult, $30.00, Limit 1

Dinteranthus puberulis, adult, blooming, $9.00, Limit 1

Dracophylus proximus, adult, Alexander Baai, $9.00

Ebracteola fulleri, purple flower, $8.00

Fenestraria (baby toes), Large mature plant, many heads, Port Nolith at the sea, Whopper yellow flowers, $15.00

Glottiphyllum suav, green leaves, yellow flowers, $15.00

Hartmanthus pergamentaceum, New genus from Steve Hammer, 10/11, $7.00

Hammeria gracilis, $5.00

Haworthia pumila, $6.00

Hereroa incurve, Marydale, spectacular plant, small, grows fast, $6.00

Hereroa pallens, big flower, $5.00

Ihlenfeldtia vanzylii, $5.00

Lampranthus lesterhoisenu, $7.00

Lampranthus maxamileonus, $6.00

Lampranthus species, large, $7.00

Lapidary margaret, blooming, $8.00

Lithops karasmontana lateritia, 1.5" dia., with seed, $20.00, 1" dia., no seed, $15.00

Lithops karasmontana aiaisensis, 5 plants, 3/4" dia., $20.00

Lithops karasmontana v. bella, 4 plants, 3/4" dia., $20.00

Lithops collection, 20, assorted, unlabelled, adult, Lithops, $60.00

Lithops v. opalina, 6 plants, 5/8" dia., $20.00

Lithops karasmontana at Signalberg, 6 "heads", plant is 3.5" dia., loaded with seed, $25.00, age 12 yrs, $35.00

Lithops karasmontana at Signalberg, 7 "heads", 2.5" dia., loads of seed, $30.00

Lithops marmorata at Concordia, 2-3" double "heads" with seed, $20.00

Lithops marmorata at ouport, 1" dia. 5 heads, $30.00

Lithops marmorata, 6" dia. 6 heads, all with seed, $50.00

Lithops hooker, two "heads", each head 2.5" dia., 10 yrs old, with seed, $60.00

Lithops ruschiorum, two heads, each head 2.25" dia., 10 yrs old, with seed, $60.00

Lithops gracilideliniata, one huge head, 2" dia., 8 yrs old, $60.00

Lithops gracilideliniata, two big heads, 1 3/4" dia., 8 yrs old, $60.00

Lithops fulviceps f. aurea, 10 yrs old, C-363, 3" dia. loaded with seed, $90.00

Lithops fulviceps f. aurea, super "spots", C-363, 1" dia., loaded with seed, $15.00

Lithops aucampiae, 7 yrs old, C-256, 1.5" dia., some with good seed, $15.00

Lithops geyeri, nice large greenish heads, 5 plants for $25.00

Lithops otzeniana, 5 big heads, 3" dia., C-350, $25.00

Lithops fulleri, 7 yrs old, nice green with white spots, 2" dia., $15.00

Lithops v. bromfieldii, 1" dia., $6.00

Lithops dorothea, 1" dia., $6.00

Lithops fulviceps v fulviceps, 1" dia., 2 plants for $12.00

Lithops dinteri, C-181, two heads, 1.5" dia., with seed, $12.00

Lithops dinteri v. brevis, 3/4" dia., $7.00

Lithops hallii silicola v reteculata, C-87, 1" dia., $10.00

Lithops verruculosa, "Rose of Texas", pink, 5/8" dia., 2 plants, $15.00

Lithops naureeniae, 1.5" dia., $10.00

Lithops olivacia, 1" dia., green, $6.00

Lithops marmorata, 3.5" dia., with fruit, $18.00

Lithops julii fulleri, 1.5" dia., with fruit, $12.00

Lithops dinteranthus fredrichii, 5/8" dia., nice spotting, 8 plants, $20.00

Lithops dinteri v. brevis, two colours, 3/4", 8 plants, $20.00

Lithops hot lips, from Namibia, $9.00

Lithops lesliei albinica, beautiful, $3.00

Lithops hookeri dabneri, 1/2", 3 plants, $15.00

Lithops hallii, 1/2" dia., 10 plants, $20.00

Lithops wearneri, 3/4" dia., 3 plants, $15.00

Lithops dorthea, 3/4" dia., 3 plants, $15.00

Lithops schwantesii, 3/4" dia., 3 plants, $15.00

Lithops olivacea v. neobrownii, 1/2" dia., 6 plants, $15.00

Lithops fulviceps, C-266, many red spots, 3/4" dia., 3 plants, $15.00

Lithops lesliei, brilliant green, 1/2" dia., 4 plants, $20.00

Lithops lesliei, venteri, super "patterns", 1/2" dia., 4 plants, $20.00

Lithops fulviceps aurea, lovely green color, 1/2" dia., 4 plants, $20.00

Lithops dinteri brevis, nice orange color, 3/4" dia., 4 plants, $25.00

Lithops hookeri dabneri, "crowd pleaser", 1/2" dia., 5 plants, $25.00

Lithops harrii, $5.00

Oophytum nanusm, $6.00

Optopoma bush mesum, pink flowers, adult, $7.00

Othonna retrofracta, $10.00

Pellergonium crithmifolium, blooming, $35.00

Piaranthus pillansii, spectacular flower, hides in small bushes, yellow & white flower, $8.00

Pleiospilos nelii, Whoppers, blooming, $6.00

Polymyta albiflora, large, 9" tall, $10.00

Ruschia dichroa, $7.00

Ruschia rubico, $7.00

Ruschia spinosa, super nice hot pink flower, $7.00

Ruschia species, 10" tall, $5.00

Ruschia marianae, $6.00

Schwantesia borcherdsii, Dog Rock Bay, SA., 4 plants for $5.00

Senecio, 12" tall, $20.00

Stomatium elboroseum, $8.00

Stomatum nivium, blooming, $10.00

Stomatium pyrodorum, adult, blooming yellow, RARE, $10.00

Stapila tomentosa, red and yellow flower, large adult, $15.00

Stobaria fruitensis, grows tall, $6.00

Tanquana prismatica, RARE, yellow flower, $15.00

Titinopsis calcaria, yellow flower, $7.00

Titinopsis luederitzii, 4 plants, $5.00

Titinopsis primosii, adult, at Dagbreer, $7.00

Tylecodon paniculatum, $20.00

Vanhurdia, yellow flower, $5.00



Astrophytum:  Yellowish flowers, 3-10 ribs, some covered with small tufts of hair.

Astrophytum myriostigma strongylogonum, 1", $5.00

Coryphantha:  Very colorful flowers, spines clustered at tubercle ends, Mexico and south USA.

Coryphantha echinoidea, 2/09, $4.00

Coryphantha palmeri, pectinata 3/01, Paloma Jct. SLP, 5", $10.00

Coryphantha micromeris, many heads, $9.00

Coryphantha multiplex, hot pink, 15-20 "heads", $15.00

Echinocereus:  Generally upright cylindrical plants with huge colorful flowers.

Echinocereus adustus, 2", $7.00

Echinocereus parryi, RARE, 1, $20.00

Echinocereus parryi, RARE, 10" to 12" dia., 18 years old, $325.00

Echinocereus engelmanni crysocentrus, $15.00

Echinocereus leonensis, 5", $5.00

Echinocereus beguinii, 5", $15.00

Echinofossulocactus:  Many wavy ribs, beautiful stem and spines, very striking plants.

Echinofossulocactus coptonogonus, 2/09, MG 298, 2" $7.00

Echinofossulocactus multicostatus, 2/08, MG 309.4, 2", $10.00

Ferocactus:  Large spiny barrels in maturity, thick, heavy, colorful, hooked spines, love full sun.

Ferocactus latispinus, 2/09, MG 424.89, 9", $15.00

Ferocactus wislizenii, 1/06, New River, AZ, 4", $5.00

Gymnocalycium:  Lovely plants.

Gymnocalycium neuhuberi, $7.00

Gymnocalycium bruchii, Big, $15.00

Lobivia:  Best known for brilliantly colored red, yellow, purple flowers.

Lobivia aurea v shaferi, 3/01, MG 524.5, Outstanding big yellow flowers, many heads, $15.00

Mammillaria:  Many are early spring bloomers, very attractive plants with many flowers.

Mammillaria microcarpa, 5", 25 stems, $8.00


Sulcorebutia canisveralh, $10.00

Tephrocactus:  Magnificent plant from Argentina.

Tephrocactus alexanderi v geometricus. WORLD CLASS! A Real Crowd Pleaser! DJF319, almost spineless, blooms white to pink:

Tephrocactus alexanderi v geometricus, 1", $50.00

Tephrocactus alexanderi v geometricus, 2", $70.00

Thelocactus:  Widely open bell shaped flowers in spring, colors are yellow to red-pink.

Thelocactus conothelos, 8", $20.00

Thelocactus schwarzii, 3/01, Nuevo Quintero, TAM, 4", $5.00

Thelocactus lausseri, HUGE specimen plant, $20.00

Turbinicarpus:  Desirable Mexican plants, slow growing, weak spines, developing hair or wool.

Turbinicarpus pailanus, 4", $9.00