We’ve been growing these and selling these for years. We got a large clump for parent stock in about 8 years ago and have had them ever since. And yet I’ve never photographed one for the website or the blog. So here you go – a photo. For you!
The plant itself is only a 4″ size. We do have bigger ones as well. They will get about 2 feet across, but then they will clump and the clump can get a bunch bigger than that.
They are called Threadleaf, and filifera (meaning thread-leaf) because they have all those threads along the leaf margins. Some would say they are “filiferous“. Indeed!
Could you tell me what kind of cactus this is we are clueless and would love an answer.
Thank you for your time. Love your BLOG!
It’s a Cereus, possibly a Cereus hildmannianus or one of its sub-varieties. It could also be a seed grown Cereus peruviana that has grown elongated from low light and will shift from juvenile growth to adult eventually.
Hello! Im having some difficulty with one of my euphorbias and my friend, Akos Kokai, suggested that I email you. My devil’s backbone has been growing this layer of powdery white dust for some time now. At first, it was very little and I thought it might be natural to the plant. But now it’s proliferating and killing off the leaves. Do you know what it might be? I’ve isolated the plant and have tried neem oil and alcohol treatments, but it keeps growing back.
It’s powdery mildew, a fungus. It’s pretty easy to cure, and we have some organic fungus treatments that work well, but these plants are definitely prone to it. We can recommend either of two products we carry: Safergro Mildew Cure or EcoSmart Garden Fungicide.
I recommend using one of these at the first sign of trouble. The Pedilanthus will do better with better air circulation and probably less water.
I seem to have a thing for toys at the store. We seem to have more toys at the store every day. Dinosaurs seem to be a good fit for the store since you can put them in your pots around the garden and they’re cute! Even though the dinosaurs we have at the store are all carnivorous dinosaurs. I wonder if the carnivorous plants would do well with a carnivorous dinosaur in the pot?
This Boophone haemanthoides is at the UC Berkeley Botanic Garden, and is bloomed out at this time.
Boophone haemanthoides is found mainly in the west coastal areas of the Western Cape of South Africa, but extends to the Bokkeveld Plateau. These are areas with winter rainfall. It grows in sand or dolerite outcrops on coastal flats or upland slopes. Summers are hot and dry. The bulbs are really large and produce flowers in midsummer with leaves in autumn. This species has varied colors in the flowers, mostly pink to a creamy white.