Remember the beautiful gazania? Well, this too bit the dust! I have had this one a couple years. Since they are considered annuals, maybe it was time.
Ok, I am desperate to find something to blog about! The Orange Jubilee plant that turned yellow has dropped most of its flowers. Not sure if this is a common occurrence for this time of the year or if it is just stress from the heat. This is my first try on this one.
Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus has whitish spines 1 to 4 inches long, similar to raffia fibers. It hasn't bloomed yet so I'm not sure about the flowers.
Tephrocactus articulatus var. syringacanthus has never bloomed. It has spines that are longer and darker than the papyracanthus variety. I like this one the best. There are about seven varieties of Tephrocactus articulatus. I would like to have one of each. When I got this, I was told this one was somewhat rare.
Golden barrel is at its brightest color, and I'm not sure why. The full sun beats down on it all day! They can sunburn with that much exposure. You can see just a tiny bit of sunburn on the edges of the ribs. I have 4 of them that do well in my garden!