Cool cactus!

denise_gwJuly 20, 2014

Hello gang! I haven't been back on since our local C&S show and sale, but I had to pop in and show you what I think is just about the coolest cactus I have ever seen. It won the best cactus award - it's some kind of Airocarpus. It is beynd cool or WHAT?!

Denise in Omaha

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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

Astrophytum caput-medusae! A very neat and collectible plant. If this one is grafted it's done very nicely so i can't really see in the picture. If not, double kudos! Great share,

-Ming

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:58AM
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camellia1_gw

Cool indeed! Looks like there are a couple of buds, too.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 1:15PM
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seedmoney

Wouldn't it have been fun to be a fly on the Creator's shoulder when this idea came up!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 6:06PM
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kathi_mdgd

Weird,but so cool.
Kathi

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 7:16PM
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chuy415

Still trying to figure it out!! Lol. Very cool!!

Chuy

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 1:03AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

I like the name Digitostigma better! :/
A forum member (another forum), Manuel Nevarez (& Carlos Velazco) discovered it in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It doesn't look grafted to me, Ming (but, I suppose it could be-below the surface?).
Jordi has some of these-I got to see them in person! :D

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:15AM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

I remember jordi posting his digi pics (I think he was still using digitostigma, too) awhile ago--so droolworthy! It seems daunting to grow. One day I'll have the time to do some socal plant exploration and I'm totally hitting you up as a tour guide ;)

-Ming

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:49AM
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