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Friday, July 25, 2008

Help I.D. this cactus, pleaseee!!!


Can anyone tell me the name of this cactus? I got it at WALMART tonight, and it is sitting in a teeny-tiny pot (about the smallest I've ever seen...about 1 inch round I suppose). It is about 6.5 inches tall. Isn't it just so cute? I am going to leave it in my kitchen window to see it every day! I haven't had too many cactus, but have been intrigued by all the beautiful flowers my fellow bloggers have had, so...when I saw this cute little thing, I said "Why not"! My problem now is that I don't own any cactus I.D. books. LOL. I knew this would happen one day!

I bought a couple of shelves at Walmart and I believe I have made a decision to move all of the plants that are in my tires, into the screenroom. Sadly, we have been getting too much rain all summer, and things are starting to look kinda poor. There are several plants that I have to get moved tomorrow, and I hope to have them all out by end of Sunday. I will stack the tires in a new fashion to plant flowers that can actually make it outside, this fall. Gonna move them to a little corner of the yard, so I can get my actual lawn back into shape since the several year drought killed areas of it.

10 comments:

My LIttle Family: said...

If all else fails, call it hte WalMart cactus!

Sue said...

I know what it is! It is a very rare cacti called Mickeymouseis disneyanis. It is only found in Florida in the Orlando area. It is characterized by two very big ears,a prickly sense of humor, and a need for constant attention from children, or those who are young at heart.
The constant rain here has pretty much knocked the blooms off my flowering plants permanently. Lots of growth, no flowers. My succulents are trying to heave themselves out of the ground, no doubt looking for dry land.

Have a great weekend friend!!

Julie said...

Sue- Very funny!!! LOL. I love it...and actually I may give it this name officially on the blog, if it is OK with you!!!

Vickie- Yes, it seems there are many that could take that name, eh??? LOL. I wonder sometimes why I have to have this hobby of plants with hard to find and learn names!

Claude said...

Well, I have seen them before. They are relatively quick growing for a cactus, and can actually get 2 or 3 feet tall... They keep branching, and the branches branch and eventually you'll end up with a cactus in the general shape of a Christmas tree. But I never seen them bloom or found out what they're actually called... Sorry.

Julie said...

Thanks Claude!!! I like the Christmas tree shape idea! I may need to move it into the yard one day!

Ralph said...

I think it may be an euphorbia.

Teri C said...

I know Aiyana will tell you when she visits. I'm not sure either but it sure is interesting.

Aiyana said...

Julie,
From what I can see of it (when I enlarge it's very blurry) I think it is an Acanthocerus petronas, sometimes called Fairy Castle Cactus.
Aiyana

Green thumb said...

Hi Julie, its a very interesting looking cactus!!As far as ID is concerned I agree with Teri...Aiyana can only tell:-)

Forever Young said...

dunno, but i sure do like!