Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This and That

It was a lovely day here among the leaves, and I spent most of it outdoors, cleaning up my garden. Sometimes it is hard to focus on house plants this time of year. But there are some goings-on to report.

Some of the flowers have opened on the Noid Mammillaria I wrote about in my last post, and they are lovely. The pink color was washed out a bit by the flash; it is deeper and richer than in the photograph.

I've tentatively ID'd this as Mammillaira zeilmanniana, but that could change. In the meantime, I've nicknamed it Captain Hook.

I decided to make a new Haworthia bowl using the Haworthia attenuata and NoId Haworthia I purchased last weekend.

The third plant is an Haworthia tessellata. I wish I'd have noticed the bits of gravel between its leaves before I took the picture. D'oh!

Last but not least, the buds on the plant that I had tentatively ID'd as Mammillaria spinosissima 'Un Pico' have opened. Again, the photo doesn't do justice to the pink of the flowers.

Mammillaria spinosissima 'Un Pico,' I believe

Despite the length of the spines, this plant is not nearly as treacherous as "Captain Hook."


Andrew said...

Captain Hook is a great name for a cactus!

Megan said...

I love the un pico! It's adorable :)