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Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

Posted by Sirron 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 10, 13 at 3:16

I've been avoiding the cactus section of the nursery for the past several years because I hate getting poked to death. But recently I've discovered a few not so pokey varieties and I was wondering if anyone else has a favorite soft spined or flat spined cactus.

So far I've gathered:
Lobivia famatimensis
Rebutia muscula
Rebutia albipilosa
Rebutia pygmaea v deirsiana
Mammilaria duwei
Mammiliaria saboe v haudeana
Mammillaria plumosa
Copiapoa tenuissina

And a picture of m plumosa in bloom just for good measure :)


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

Are you just looking for 'proper' cacti?

What about 'imposters' like Stapelia? Huernia?


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

Yes proper cactus please :)


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

Probably my favorites of all the Ariocarpi... no spines at all.


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

another favorite is Astrophytum myriostigma. None of the Astrophytums are super pokey.. even those with a lot of spines tend to fold their spines inward. Anyway, several of these species have no spines whatsoever... nice


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

this is my own cactus, a Pachycereus (was Lophocereus) schottii monstrose... not a spine on it... great plant!


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

Here is another plant of mine, though young... Mammillaria theresae- basically spineless


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

another great plant without spines: Ferocactus glaucescens nudum


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I have several Opuntias that are spineless... here is one of them


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and of course there are always Rhipsalis, Hatiorias and Schlumbergias... all nice and safe


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lzrddr:

Simply amazing cacti you have there. The Pachycereus schottii monstrose is incredible. It looks like a green monster. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

Christopher


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

Here's a must have: M. Bocasana cv. Fred.

This post was edited by Sundewd on Wed, Dec 11, 13 at 13:59


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

LOVE that Pachycereus schottii monstrose, Geoff!
And the photo angle amused me -- looks like one of those "pro" wrestlers holding up his arms. heh


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

As well as the ones already mentioned, other cryptic and spineless cacti which are minutely enjoyable are Aztekium (I heard a 3rd one was found) and Yavia.

Geoff,

Great pictures, thanks for posting them. That's such a sweet collection of 'carpus displayed.


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RE: Your favorite not-so-pokey cactus???

A spikey Astrophytum is Astrophytum ornatum!

My favorite spinless cactus would have to be Aztekium hintonii.
I`ll try to get a pic of mine for you guys later!


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Very nice plants everyone!

Izrddr - I love the one that looks like a man...haha!


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