My cactus buying spree continues. I bought this one a few weeks ago, without ID.
Top and above: Unidentified cactus with huge orange flower. There were three nearly mature buds on this small plant when I bought it, and this was the third and final one to open.
As I've written before, I suffer from cactus blindness. I'm terrible at recognizing cactus by genus, with the exception of the most obvious ones (Mammillaria, Opuntia, and Astrophytum spring to mind.) I'm guessing that this new plant is an Echinopsis of some sort, because of the resemblance of the body of the plant to my Echinopsis chamaecereus (former name, Chamaecereus silvestrii), seen here:
Sulcorebutia arenacea on the left (yellow flowers) and Echinopsis chamaecereus on the right. I do think my new plant resembles the Echinopsis enough to be a relative. (This picture was taken several years ago. The Sulcorebutia blooms yearly, the Echinopsis has only bloomed once more, since.)
I also bought this one, at the same nursery, and it came with a label:
And then this one, from Home Depot, with of course, no label:
Unidentified cactus. I'm hoping that it'll be easier to ID once the flower buds mature and open. ETA 5/24/10: This is most likely Notocactus uebelmannianus, also known as Parodia werneri
This pretty little succulent was also an unnamed Home Depot purchase, but I'm pretty sure that it is xGraptoveria 'Silver Star'
And the Bromeliadmania continues, this time combined with succulent love. I just won my first Dyckia on eBay:
And because there is more to life among the leaves than succulents or bromeliads, (really!) here is my newest Thai Aglaonema, also won on eBay:
A nice large Aglaonema which the seller referred to as A. 'Pink Carmen,' but which looks like A. 'Dona Carmen' to me.
So here goes: I Karen715, do hereby affirm that I will not purchase another houseplant or succulent until November 22, 2010. (Trades or freebies do not count.)
Let's see if I can do it. If I lapse, I will of course, do the honorable thing and post about it here.
Edited to add 5/24/10: Based on a comment I received, the ID of the above new orange-flowered cactus is something along the lines of a Chamaelobivia/Lobivia/Echinopsis. See comment #8 for more edification/confusion.