Janet Wanerka's Top Plant Recommendations: Favorite Cacti & Succulents for Southern California.
They have a very pleasing growth pattern, bloom spectacularly and grow well here.
Orchid Cactus - Epiphyllum spp.
Flowers are mostly huge and extremely colorful. They are a delight for the senses.
The variety in this genus is so varied, one can't help but be very impressed.
Stone Crop - Sedum spp.
One of my very favorites is a minute sedum that grows very well here on the coast and I place in many of my tray plantings because it works so well, grows well and looks good.