Sticky Fingers

Monday, March 24, 2008

Mammillaria albilanata

I was trying to select an appropriate plant for this week, and when I walked around the garden I didn't find many in bloom. I have posted photos of my Mammillaria albilanata grown from seed, but today this is one that I got from a box store. It bloomed sparingly last year but seems to have come into its own this season.

Mammillaria albilanata




Can't say the same for one that I received in 2005 from a specialist nursery - it doesn't seem to have adjusted to the change of climate yet but I haven't lost faith in it.

And not to leave out my own babies - here is one that tried hard to send out a ring of flowers last month - didn't quite make it but I'm satisfied with the effort.



2 Comments:

  • Very pretty!!! I love that magenta against the white!

    By Blogger Julie, at March 24, 2008 6:52 pm  

  • I wish I could find this species at a box store here! They have 12 standard Mammillaria species they sell, and they never vary. I've picked up some nice cactus plants on occasion, and sometimes I buy them to rescue them from the over watering they receive in the stores. Sometimes they are actually sitting in pans of water.
    Aiyana

    By Blogger No Rain, at March 28, 2008 8:15 pm  

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