There are iconic plants and gardens across the world, and this standing of cacti fit the bill. I was first introduced to Huntington Botanical Gardens while watching Jamie Durie touring the ground while taping a Victory Garden episode.
Mammillaria geminispina really pops like fire and ice. The Mammillaria genus is vastly filled with diverse cacti. Not certain this is a rare one, but it sure look cool.
This Wooly Torch Cactus (Cleistocactus strausii) is even better in person. I see that Cactus Jungle has caught them flowering. I have been by their place in Berkeley and they usually have a couple on hand.
We couldn’t find any tags on this guy. Any thoughts on what it may be?
Here’s my little palm tree-like plant…Pachypodium. I still can’t explain the deep attraction. Is there a universal cuteness factor with plant such as overly sized eye on Disney characters? Anyway, we have a couple small Pachys that grew when Megan sowed some random cacti seeds.
Again, not certain what the laying down cacti are called, but that’s a Dudleya brittonii sitting near the middle.
Wickedly twisted is this Euphorbia ammak – vibrantly contrasted against the sky that day. Sweetstuff’s Sassy Succulents documented a cool little variegated form. After the last of our Huntington posts…I believe one more in there, I will upload some hipstas to our Facebook.
– Far Out Flora
Categories: Public Gardens, Succulents | Tags: Cleistocactus strausii, dudleya brittonii, Echinocactus grusonii, Euphorbia ammak, Golden Barrel Cactus, huntington, Mammillaria geminispina, Pachypodium, Wooly Torch Cactus | Permalink