Need help identifying plant!

crazeh_sunshineJanuary 27, 2008

Hello everyone!

Alright, to straight to the point... I went to Walmart today and ended up picking up a little cactus from the garden section. (I'm still trying to figure out how to get the fake flower off of the top without poking myself full of holes...)

I would really like to know what type it is... the tags weren't very specific at all. YES, I know it's a cactus. How very enlightening! Thank you Walmart!

So if anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it very much!

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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Its a Ferocactus, wouldn't like to say which species.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 6:16PM
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Thank you! That's a start. I'll try narrowing it down via Google search now.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2008 at 12:43AM
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My guess would be Ferocactus emoryi or possibly Ferocactus rectispinus. I think the flower is probably fake and glued on.


    Bookmark   January 31, 2008 at 3:23PM
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Based on the pictures I've seen, it looks to be the former (emoryi). Thanks a lot for the help!

And yeah, I had to perform some "flower surgery" to get the fake flower off. I couldn't get all the glue though, and there are still remnants of fake flower on there, but I think it'll be fine.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2008 at 6:24AM
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One website actually lists it as Ferocactus emoryi ssp. rectispinus
But do you really think that's what it is? I only question because the flesh color on yours is very dark and the spines are very red.
The spines look the same though.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 10, 2008 at 5:19PM
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