gracilis I had before, you can click HERE. Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. One thing you have to consider is that cactus doesn’t typically have much of a root system. It was a nice spring-like day that I wish every day during the winter was like. (Barbed spines or hairs, mostly small and brittle; often in tufts, characteristic of the Opuntioideae.). It reminds me of Alfalfa’s hair on the old TV show called The Little Rascals (Our Gang). Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Syn. Succulents that aren’t cactus (since cactus are succulents) are a little more tricky and the different genus and species require different light levels. Back row from left to right: Mammillaria pringlei, Mammillaria elongata, Mammillaria decipiens (in a new pot), and Mammillaria vetula subsp. I had to move them this summer because the Japanese Beetles were so bad and they started sampling the plants. It is a very nice looking plant that I brought home from Lowe’s in October 2017. They are very complex and through MANY years of evolving have developed their own special way of surviving in their environment. I wrote a very lengthy page about this plant’s name and every time I read it I have to make sure it is accurate again. Acicular (subulate-acicular) Spines: Thick spines, more or less flattened, straight or slightly curved. I told him “guys aren’t supposed to like pink.” He replied, “Who said I am a guy?” GEEZ! I took A LOT of photos of this one to get a good close-up. For the most part, greenhouses foliar feed their plants so they don’t need a mix with fertilizer. Some are fairly straight while others are wavy. gracilis was because many of the balls were covered with thick, white spines and I hadn’t seen any like it before. GEEZ!!! I mentioned before we had a rough start when I accidentally knocked it off the plant table only a few days after I brought it home. Wenn die kleine rotbräunlichen Blüte nicht wäre könnte sie leicht mit einer Mammillaria lüthy verwechselt werden. It looks MUCH different than the one I bought while in 2009 in Mississippi. Echinopsis ‘Rainbow Bursts’ close-up of the original plant on 12-1-18, #535-8. Since then, I have discovered MANY of the cactus in my small collection are dichotomous branching. This is “one of those” you have to handle with care but not because of its spines. I wasn’t sure of the species so I had to do a little research. I thought maybe they lean toward the sun but sometimes they seem to be leaning toward the shade… Like I said, this plant is weird…. I hope you are all doing well…. fragilis was a synonym of Mammillaria vetula subsp. Parodia lenninghausii the Greater (left) and Lessor (right). To view these two plant’s own page click HERE. Comparing the photos of the Acanthocereus tetragonus and Cereus hildmannianus subsp. Sometimes when the “strawflowers” are hot glued to the cactus spines is comes off fairly easily. The Mammillaria elongata is simply weird. The areole of the Mammillaria plumosa produces about 40 radial spines that are from 1-7 mm long. Kalanchoe daigremontiana-Mother Of Thousands, Etc. ‘Rojo’ (Syn. Cultivation: Readily As with the Cylindropuntia imbricata (Tree Cholla). Glochids from some species also grow from the areoles as with Opuntia species (Prickly Pear). ellipticus (Syn. To bad, but Llifle says this rarely happens in captivity… Information online about this plant’s mature size is varied, anywhere from 6-12″. They all have certain peculiarities in the quantity and size of spines (central and/or radial), wool, flower color, etc. Llifle says the tubercles are “full of milk which freely flows if pricked or cut.” Weird the description on Llifle says “milk” instead of latex. Maybe their growth was stunted because they were in a small pot. camptotricha)(Bird’s Nest Pincushion) at 1 3/4″ tall x 4 1/4″ wide on 10-15-20, #747-64. It was 1 1/2″ tall x 4″ wide on October 11. It’s OK because this plant is pretty neat otherwise. It is now 5 1/2″ tall x 2 1/2″ wide which is around an inch taller and wider than when I brought it home. Right now it has 11 buds and flowers. It makes me wonder, though. Then Lessor said, “Ummm… you forgot something.” I asked what? fragilis is a synonym of Mammillaria vetula subsp. I look at the photo of the Mammillaria vetula subsp. The species has 5-11 radial spines per tubercle that are a whitish color and the spines are shorter. Mammillaria elongata on 11-29-18, #534-17. I found this plant out of its pot and laying on its side on the discount rack at Lowe’s in September 2018. I am seriously tempted to try dirt… Get it from the molehills, add the pumice, maybe some grit… Maybe that wouldn’t be a good idea but you never know until you try… If you get right down to the nitty-gritty, in the wild, not all cactus grow in the same type of soil. It had fallen over on the discount rack and was completely out of its pot. The areoles on some species are sort of woolly or “felted” and is where the central and radial spines grow from. I found a good illustration online from but the artist was no longer on the website. pictum-Japanese Painted Fern. GEEZ! Mammillaria karwinskiana (Silver Arrows) at 3 5/8 tall x 3″ wide on 10-15-20, #747-69. ‘Novaachdus’)-Yarrow, Achillea millefolium ‘Strawberry Seduction’, Achillea millefolium-Yarrow, Common Yarrow. Other species in my collection start flowering in one spot then kind of go around the circle. Look at those spines! Its reddish spines make it a very attractive show-stopper. Some Mammillaria species are a bit of a smart aleck…. Mammillaria hahniana (Old Lady Cactus) on 11-6-20, #755-1. It replaced the name Mammillaria gracilis (1838). It was named and described by Carl (Karl) Friedrich Philipp von Martius in Nova Acta Physico-Medica… in 1832. The label said it was a Mammillaria celsiana which is a synonym of Mammillaria muehlenpfordtii. in December 2018 several had done that. The radial spines on the lower plant can turn somewhat gray looking with age, which Llifle says appear to be dying. This plant has grown AAAALLLOOOTTT taller! It looks so different to the wild species that it isn’t easy to realise that they are related. produced cultivar perhaps of Back row from left to right: Miracle Grow, Berger BM 1, Sta-Green. Mammillaria hahniana on 11-29-18, #534-18. Flowers: Small, about 12 mm long and in diameter, cream-yellow One of the larger offsets also has 2. Mammillaria plumosa (Feather Cactus) at 1 1/2″ tall x 3″ wide on 10-11-19, #639-69. Last year I screwed up and included the spines in their measurements so out of curiosity I measured it with the spines. It was first named and described as a separate species, Espostoa nana F.Ritter by Friedrich Ritter in Taxon in 1964. Its stems are five-sided with areoles having tiny tufts of wool with very short spines. Some list it as one name with photographs of the other. I choose to continue to use the subspecies name because it was validly published and accepted in 1997. Dicentra spectabilis)-Bleeding Heart, Peperomia ferreyrae ‘Peppy’™-Pincushion Peperomia, Radiator Plant, Peperomia obtusifolia var. Consolida or Delphinium ajacis-Rocket Larkspur, Doubtful Knight’s Spur, Ranunculus abortivus (Small-Flowered Buttercup, ETC. My plant is actually Mammillaria decipiens subsp. Tephrocactus articulatus var. I took another photo on November 6 after most of the flowers had opened. Einige Schnappschüsse vom November 2020. It will no doubt be a continual work in progress, even as new species are added. I had an idea in my mind that I had to try and make work. The Mammillaria hahniana is quite a bloomer and may surprise you anytime throughout the year. . Cereus peruvianus R.Kiesling became a synonym of Cereus hildmannianus K.Schum. The offsets grew a lot this past summer. Mammillaria pringlei is quite a bloomer. It is GREAT but not for cactus… I use it when I mix soil for the Alocasia and some of the other potted plants and it has some very good ingredients. close relative, M. gracilis. The Gardening Know How website says perlite can cause fluoride burn on houseplants…. Plus a cat with no name…. I think the area between the tubercles and ribs (depending on the genera and species) is also an apex. The wool on the areoles pretty much disappears as the plant ages. gracilis ‘Arizona Snowcap’. Hello everyone! It has always been an attention getter. A silvery-white-greenish glow overlaid with a golden glow. Until then, I previously had quite a few succulents but not that many cactus. gracilis which is characterised by densely packed separate clusters of spines. I had to take the above photo on November 6 because it has more buds. Ummm… Since it is winter, the Cylindropuntia imbricata is a little droopy since this one stays outside all year. albispinus which have white spines instead of yellow.