Exotic Details Year-Round Several visits throughout the year are necessary to fully appreciate the changing character of the plants. First Cactus plants of southern california visitors are awe-struck by the incredible diversity of these unusual plants which grow in so many bizarre shapes, textures and colors. Golden cereus Bergerocactus emoryi. Contact Information We prefer to be reached by phone Johnson's fishhook cactus Echinomastus johnsonii. A myriad of smaller cacti and other odd succulents fill almost every little nook and cranny between boulders and weathered wood. Mojave prickly pear Opuntia erinacea.