Friday, March 6, 2009

Prickly Beauty

I’m not an expert on cacti so, when I saw this one recently I had to do some research. The white part is called "euphorbia lacteal christata rubra". How is that for a serious name? It has been grafted on to another cactus to form this exquisite combination.



It’s amazing the things you learn publishing a blog!

6 comments:

Jilly said...

How extraordinary. I used not to care for cacti and succulents until I lived in Queensland and then I got to love the succulents in particular. this is a strange combination - never knew you could graft one to another. As you rightly say, don't we learn a lot by blogging - our own and others.

JM said...

Aren't the grafted ones fantastic? I have two of these, you can see them on my 'piece of nature...' blog. Be very careful when watering and avoid direct sun as they are hypersensitive.

Jarart said...

I've seen a few of these and I think they are just beautiful. I wonder how large they get when grafted like this.

get zapped said...

This is remarkable! Nature never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing this info and lovely photo.

glenda said...

Its amazing the things you learn reading this blog. Thanks!I love all kinds of cactus and this is pretty unique.

Susie of Arabia said...

I've never seen one like that! Gorgeous - thanks for posting it, Sharon!