got my phil cactus cushion today 🌵
Coryphantha pallida subsp. calipensis
This delightful cactus comes from the town of Calipan, to the southeast of Tehuacan in the Mexican state of Puebla (not far from the Oaxaca border). It is sometimes listed simply as Coryphantha calipensis. The flower color is no surprise, since yellow is the usual color in its genus, but we are very pleased to see it in flower for the first time here at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.
My cat friend with my home grown catnip!
This is another of the columnar cacti with large white flowers that made the journey from Trichocereus to Echinopsis and then back; its name as an Echinopsis was E. spachiana. It makes a cluster of stems which can easily be separated and rooted if one wishes to propagate it. From western Argentina, and is said to have made itself unwelcome in South Africa by spreading invasively around the countryside. Fortunately, this has not occurred here in California.
This cactus from the Andes is a close relative of the San Pedro Cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi), but its stems are more blue in color. For a time, all the plants in Trichocereus were put into Echinopsis - and with this naming scheme the name for the plant became Echinopsis peruviana. However, this has been un-done, so we are back to the original name. The large white flowers open at night, but stay open into the following morning.
go outside and explore the world // memories can be made in seconds // happiness in minutes //stories in hours // capture the moment
but don’t forget to live it
Monsoon clouds building on a summer afternoon, Pima County, Arizona.
No direct sunlight vs direct sunlight 💚✨
okay so my sister got a grafted cactus and she has no idea what to name it so if any of you guys have names for it that’d be much appreciated
also enjoy this picture of my sister and her plant. tell her she is pretty please
The only native cactus to New England is in full bloom; the prickly pear