Cacti & Succulents
* Deer Resistant 
# Not Native to Immediate Area  

Common Name Botanical Name Lib RNC Description Cultural Requirements / Comments
Beaked Yucca Yucca thompsoniana X X Large bluish leaves, multiple heads Gets large. Needs room to grow.
Bear Grass Nolina lindheimerii X X Large clumps Grows anywhere
Buckley Yucca Yucca constricta X X Small with hairy leaves. White flowers on a stalk. Blooms in the Spring
Century Plant Agave americana X X Large, well known landscape plant Needs lots of room to grow and make pups.
* Claret Cup Cactus Echinocereus triglochidiatus X X Beautiful orange/red flowers in March and April  Likes hill tops and rocky soil. Forms large bunches.
* Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear Opuntia engelmannii X Unusual shape Native to Bexar County, is now all over the world.
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Devil's Shoestring Nolina texana Long thin round leaves, large clumps Will grow anywhere. Gets to six feet across.
* Engelmann's Prickly Pear Opuntia engelmannii X Largest pads in Texas Very common across the state. Usually yellow flowers in Spring.
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* Horse Crippler Echinocactus texensis X X Heavy duty spines, red fruit Needs well drained soil. Spring flowers.
* Lace Cactus Echinocereus caespitosus X X One of the most common and beautiful cacti in the Kerrville area Spring flowers pink are sometimes larger than the plant.
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Lechuguilla Agave lechuguilla X Small West Texas Agave. Very sharp leaves. Likes sandy soil
* Little Chilis Mammillaria heyderi Low with red fruit like Cayenne peppers. Small ring of whitish flowers in Spring Needs well drained soil. Likes to burrow down.
Lophantha Agave lophantha X Beautiful, makes many pups Very sharp leaves need plenty of room
# Ocotilla Fouquieria splendens
Pale Yucca Yucca pallida X Small with bluish leaves. Native to the northern Hill Country.
* Pineapple Cactus Coryphantha sulcata X Bright yellow flowers, often found in large clusters Needs well drained soil. 
* Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora X X Small plant with tall flower spikes. Pups readily. Common Hill Country landscape plant, flowers not deer resistant
San Angelo Yucca Yucca reverchoni X Low plant. White flowers in Spring. Native to western Hill Country
Small Century Plant Agave havardiana Smaller version of Century Plant West Texas native, gets only about two feet high.
Sotol Dasylirion texanum X X Spiny-edged leaves clumped from base, up to 10'spike-like bloom Kerr County native
Spanish Dagger Yucca treculeana X Our largest Hill Country yucca Needs lots of room.
Spineless Prickly Pear Opuntia engelmannii X X Popular in landscapes, usually yellow flowers but some varieties have red blooms Will grow anywhere
* Strawberry Cactus Echinocereus enneacanthus X X Large wide-open red flowers in Spring. Forms large clumps Needs well drained soil
# Striped-leaf Agave Agave xylonocantha
* Tasajillo Opuntia leptocaulis X X Desert Christmas cactus, upright, bushy, to 5' tall, will spread Will grow anywhere. Can be a nuisance.
* Texas Prickly Pear Opuntia engelmannii X X Large pads, yellow spines, usually yellow flowers Very common across Texas
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* Tree Cholla Opuntia imbricata X X Tall, jointed, rose colored flowers, 3-8' tall Likes well drained soil.
* Twisted Rib Hedgehog Echinocactus setispinus X X Fish-hook spines, easily grown, blooms on and off in summer Likes well drained soil.
Twist-Leaf Yucca Yucca rupicola X X Dark green leaves tend to twist. White flowers on a spike in spring. Deer love the flowers.
Yellow Stonecrop Sedum nuttallianum X X Low goundcover, yellow flowers Grows well between rocks.