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Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

February 8, 2013
4:20 PM

Post #9412458

Found this little delight at a local nursery, was attracted to the multi-headedness of it. Anyone know the name or have experience with this plant? Thanks for looking.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 8, 2013
5:09 PM

Post #9412494

Yo Baja, I went outside into the freezing windy afternoon to check out some plants and while your plant is much larger it looks like a couple of my smaller Mammilaria spinosissima 'Red Headed Irishman', babies and all. Xuling

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

February 10, 2013
8:35 PM

Post #9414850

I think the spines are different. Here's a better picture, maybe it helps.

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cactusloverlady
Menasha, WI

February 10, 2013
8:45 PM

Post #9414859

Baja, looks like a member of the Notocactus family. Just my guess, I'm no expert. cll

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


February 11, 2013
5:38 PM

Post #9416023

How about Parodia scopa subsp. nivea
(Which used to be a Notocactus)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/139362/
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

February 11, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9416029

I don't know who the first plant is but...Mama like!

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

February 11, 2013
6:42 PM

Post #9416082

Hehe. Must... restrain... impulse to pop a couple of heads off for propagation.

Thanks for the ID. That could be it. I will have to study some more pictures. I guess I can expect yellow flowers. The body of the plant is a bit blue, actually. That doesn't really come across in the photos. It was growing in day-long sun.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

February 12, 2013
2:35 AM

Post #9416288

Sadly he won't survive in my zone. It is a lovely plant though.

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