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CACTACEAE



Astrophytum asteria

The Astrophytum asterias is a popular spineless cactus. In the wild it is almost extinct, mostly due to habitat destruction. In the wild it decreases in size when lacking water and might be covered with dust during the dry season. The rain makes it swell and washes it, making it ready to enjoy the sunlight. The white flecking is very variable from clone to clone. 'Super Kabuto' is a Japanese cultivar with extremely abundant flecking. Cultural Practices:Prefer alkaline, porous soil. Water slightly more in summer during its growing season. You can use half strength liquid fertilizer after the flower buds have formed. Blooming Habits: The Sea urchin blooms in summer at irregular intervals. The 2 inch wide flowers (5 cm) are yellow with a red center, and sweet scented. They are followed by spineless greyish-red fruits. Plants generally start blooming when they exceed one inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.

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Astrophytum asterias
'Pseudo Super Kabuto'

The Astrophytum asterias is a popular spineless cactus. In the wild it is almost extinct, mostly due to habitat destruction. In the wild it decreases in size when lacking water and might be covered with dust during the dry season. The rain makes it swell and washes it, making it ready to enjoy the sunlight. The white flecking is very variable from clone to clone. 'Super Kabuto' is a Japanese cultivar with extremely abundant flecking. Cultural Practices:Prefer alkaline, porous soil. Water slightly more in summer during its growing season. You can use half strength liquid fertilizer after the flower buds have formed. Blooming Habits: The Sea urchin blooms in summer at irregular intervals. The 2 inch wide flowers (5 cm) are yellow with a red center, and sweet scented. They are followed by spineless greyish-red fruits. Plants generally start blooming when they exceed one inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.

Astrophytum myrostigma
aka Bishop's cap

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Astrophytum myriostigma is found in Mexico in mountainous terrain at 6000' in altitude. This plant is basically globular, becoming more columnar with age. Spines are usually not present; rather the body is densely flocked with white "scales" which give the plant an overall silver or white appearance. Flowers are yellow and appear in summer. Astrophytums require bright light with ample airflow. It is essential that the soil is very porous, with excellent drainage, as can be achieved by the addition of extra pumice or perlite. Water thoroughly when dry during the active growing season. Protect from frost. Astrophytum are cactus but don't have spines. Please click photo for more info.


Astrophytum ornatum mirbelli

Astrophytum ornatum, native to Mexico, is generally more heavily spined than other Astrophytums. The body can be dark green with very few silvery felty "scales", or can be densely covered so as to appear nearly white. Approximately 8 ribs; globular when young but somewhat columnar with age. Spines are golden, approximately 1" in length and arranged marginally along the angles of the ribs. Requires bright light. Soil must have extra drainage; such as can be attained by addition of extra pumice or perlite. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to touch, but do not allow soil to remain waterlogged. Protect from frost. Astrophytum ornatum have spines. Please click photo for more info.

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Austrocylindropuntia verschaffeltii
2 1/2" pot $3
The following information comes from Dr. Giuseppe MAZZA website. Fragile plant. If they break in shipping, dry and plant. They will root. The Austrocylindropuntia verschaffeltii (F. Cels ex F.A.C. Weber) Backeb. (1939) is native to Bolivia (province of La Paz) and Argentina (province of Catamarca), where it grows in semi arid areas between the 1.500 and the 3.500 m of altitude. The name of the genus comes from the combination of the Latin word “auster” = south and of the name of the North American genus Cylindropuntia, due to the resemblance found between some plants of the two genera; the species is honoured to the Belgian horticulturist Ambrose Verschaffelt (1825-1886). aka Opuntia verschaffeltii... Please click the photo for complete information about this plant
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Cereus forbesii monstrose
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Cereus 'Ming Thing' is a very attractive monstrose form of Cereus forbesii. Forms myriads of sculptural blue shapes with very short black spines and woolly areoles. Excellent for windowsill or dish garden culture. Prefers shade or filtered light. Plant in a porous cactus soil with adequate drainage for best results. Prefers warmer temperatures during cold winter months. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Less water during cold winter months to prevent root loss. Protect from frost.
Cereus peruviana monstrose
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Consolea rubescens
5-6" tall w/pups $4
Consolea rubescens is Tree-like, up to 20 feet tall, trunk 6 inches in diameter; few or no spines, 2.4 inches long. Blooms: Yellow, red or orange flowers, 2.5 inches long (6 cm), 0.8 inch (2 cm) wide. Red fruit 3.2 inches long. They bloom mid to late spring/early summer. Drought tolerant.
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Echinocereus moricalli
6" pot $10
bloom in spring
Echinocereus pectinatus
var. rubispinus
3" pot $5

Echinocereus rigidissimus v. rubrispinus is a beautiful, usually solitary, member of the "Hedgehog Cactus" family. Grows somewhat slowly to a column of 8" in height with reddish to pink pectinate (comb-like) clusters of spines that are mostly flattened against the body of the plant. Beautiful deep rose flowers to 4" in diameter with white centers appear in late spring. Requires cactus soil with extra drainage as is provided by the addition of extra pumice or perlite. A beautiful and rare species well worth the careful culture required for a healthy specimen. Requires care in watering; water sparingly in cold winter months and refrain from watering in times of high humidity. Click photo for complete information and photo of their beautiful flowers.

Echinocereus viridiflorus
var. canus

Echinocereus viridiflorus var. canus is a remarkable white-spined variety closely related to Echinocereus viridiflorus subs. chloranthus. It is one of the few green-flowered cacti, and usually produces solitary stems covered with mostly white spines and its shaggy appearance resulting from spreading central spines. The juvenile stage, with long, white, hair-like spines in horizontal bands around the stem, is considered characteristic.

Mammillaria gracilis v. fragilis Mammillaria gracilis v. fragilis is a charming, miniature Mammilliaria native to Central Mexico. Tiny globular bodies are densely covered with interlaced white radial spines, giving the impression of white "thimbles". Clusters prolifically to form large mats. Satiny creamy yellow flowers in late winter. Requires porous cactus soil. Prefers bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Cold tolerance to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, however, best to provide protection from frost to prevent scarring. fragile, if small balls fall off, just lay on top of soil and they will root and create a new plant.
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Maihuenia poeppigii
3 1/2" pot
Now only $15

Maihuenia poeppigii is an easy-to-grow plant which is a moisture-tolerant cactus.  Reliably cold hard in central Europe and England. Maihuenia poeppegii can survive outside in the garden in the sunny rockery on a sheltered place, but only if it's protected with a sheet of glass during the wintertime. It is also very good for a large pot which can be stored inside an unheated greenhouse or on a balcony, somewhat protected from moisture during the winter It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh frost.  They should not be kept hot in summer as they are from high elevations. For a balanced denvelopment, it is best to position the Maihuenia poeppigii in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.  Water these plants only from time to time if grown outdoors, but it should be watered abundantly if grown in a pot or in the greenhouse, during the summer. Repot every 2-3 years.

Mammillaria hernandezii
Mammillaria hernandezii are from Oaxaca, Mexico and are usually solitary.  The stems are usually globose and grow to about 1 -1.8" in diameter.  Description: Tiny globular succulent plants, usually solitary (Slowly clumping in cultivation) Stems: Depressed-globose to globose, soft, dark green, usually not more than 2,5 cm in diameter and height (but in cultivation it can slowly grow up to 4,5 cm in diameter). Without latex. Roots: Somewhat fleshy, thickened root Tubercles: Pyramidal with short white wool in the axil. Radial spine: 17 - 25, white, cream coloured or tan, radiating, somewhat pectinate and curved backwards, not interlacing, 1.2 - 2.2 mm long. Central spine: Absent. Flower: Cherry red to fuschia-red (or occasionally white) with a paler throat, relatively large in relation to the stems size, up to 20 mm long, 2,5 cm large. The flowers are diurnal and close at night. Blooming season (Europe): Click the photo for complete information and a better photo of Mammillaria hernandezii
 
Mammillaria plumosa

Mammillaria plumosa is a species of flowering plant in the family Cactaceae, native to Northeastern Mexico. It grows to 12 cm tall by 40 cm broad. The clustering spherical stems, 7 cm in diameter, are completely covered in white downy spines. Clumping plants form low, dense mounds sometime up to 40 cm wide entirely covered by the mass of white feathery spines.  Stems: Depressed globose or somewhat elongate, without latex, spherical, 4- 7 cm high and in diameter. Light green, but appearing white because of the dense spines.  Needs regular water in summer, but for best appearance keep water off of the spines. Do not let the soil become too dry in winter, either. Click photo for complete information.

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Myrtillocactus
geometrizans crested

This is one of many crested clones of Myrtillocactus geometrizans. They fan out while some will form stable crests while others (the more common) just cluster over one another. Regardless, both types make for a spectacular landscape attraction. In the summer, delicate looking cream colour flowers appear, decorating the cacti’s entire body, succeeded by a tiny very sweet, edible, plum-like fruit. We do not suggest eating this plant. Remove normal growth to keep the plant crestng. Water regularly in summer, but allow to dry fully before watering again. It needs a well-drained soil mix, with small gravel added to ensure drainage. During the winter months plants should be rather kept dry, and water is restricted to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shrivelling. Click photo for complete information. myrtillocactusgeo


Myrtillocactus
geometrizans crested


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They fan out while some will form stable crests while others (the more common) just cluster over one another. Regardless, both types make for a spectacular landscape attraction. In the summer, delicate looking cream colour flowers appear, decorating the cacti’s entire body, succeeded by a tiny very sweet, edible, plum-like fruit. We do not suggest eating this plant. Remove normal growth to keep the plant crestng. Water regularly in summer, but allow to dry fully before watering again. It needs a well-drained soil mix, with small gravel added to ensure drainage. During the winter months plants should be rather kept dry, and water is restricted to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shrivelling. Click photo for complete information.

Oreocereus Hendriksenianus
1 gallon pots $9
Oreocereus hendriksenianus densilanatus, native to Peru and Chile, is a columnar with dense white hair and long golden central spines. Branches from base to form stems to 4" in diameter, and 6' in height. flowers icy carmine peru to chile This "Old man of the Andes" is so called for the long hairs that densely cover the columns. These plants stand on high mountains like snowy sentinels overlooking valleys. It is believed that the white hairs provide protection from the intense ultraviolet light of the higher altitudes. Flowers appear in spring and are somewhat tubular and icy carmine in color. Excellent as landscape or patio plant.
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Rhipsalis horrida
6" pot $11
propagating some crested now

Rhipsalis horrida, native to South America, is an epiphytic, or tree-dwelling cactus. Long, densely spined stems resemble "Mouse Tails". Bright, filtered light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Soil should contain more humus. Requires a more tropical atmosphere than desert cacti, including higher humidity and warmer winter temperatures Water thoroughly when soil is dry on surface, but should not be allowed to dry out completely. Prefers nighttime temperatures no cooler than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, especially in winter.

Schlumbergera
aka Christmas Cactus

The cacti typically sold as "Christmas Cacti" or "Zygocacti" are actually hybrids of Schlumbergera bridgesii and Schlumbergera truncata. These epiphytic cacti are native to rain forests of Brazil, where they hang from tall trees or cliffs like long spider forms in the shadows of the rainforest. Stems are comprised of short, flattened segments that grow upright at first, but then begin to drape gracefully. As a result of much hybridization, Zygocacti flowers occur in colors that include electric fuchsias or reds with white throats, metallic roses and purples; or pastels, such as apricot, gold, delicate rose, lavender or even a very frilly-edged pure white. To grow the Schlumbergera well, it is essential that to understand the original habitat. As the altitude of the rainforest is between 3000 and 5000 feet, the climate is cool and refreshing, and the inhabitants never experience frosts or exceedingly high temperatures. Click photo for more information.
Tephrocactus articulatus
sometimes lose pieces
in transit, so just plant
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Tephrocactus articulatus is a species of cactus in the subfamily Opuntioideae of the Cactaceae family of plants. They usually grow branches up to one foot tall with white flowers. Propagation is usually through cuttings. Stem segments easily break away and will root without special treatment. Plants may also be grown from seeds. They originate in Argentina, but are cultivated in outdoor landscaping in warm desert climates such as Phoenix, Arizona.

Trichocereus bridgesii
monstrose inermis
all gone

Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose inermis are from South America. They have spines that grow along with the plant. interesting looking plant.

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