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Mammillaria spinosissima 2

Mammillaria spinosissima    2

Planted before frosting of parent, cactus 1

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Lovely colours

8 Feb, 2014


I like the form and colour of this; does it flower?
We have just one that my partner bought from Woolworths over 30 years ago, it is now 2.5 ft. high very top heavy and doesn't flower, I fear moving it as it could topple over and pin me to floor! It would be more at home in the Arizona desert; perhaps I should release it back to the wild!

Can you suggest some have interesting form (like this Mam-Spino) and flower. I have a sunny conservatory, and would like a few smaller cacti which give colour and interest, and do not threaten to end my days!


9 May, 2014


The most smallest yet profuse flowering cactus that I know of is a Lobivia Silvestri Hybrid being moderately fast in growth as well. In fact it has just started to flower with the first opening when it is in full flower I will post a picture of it, though where you would get one from I do not know.

10 May, 2014

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