Are you a fan of the cactus? Then you are so fashionable right now that you are practically dripping in irony.
The tough, drought-tolerant cactus and its close relation the succulent (the fleshy-leaved, geometric-shaped rockery plant, also known as house leeks or sempervivum), are ”trending” right now.
Expensive clothes, expensive stool, expensive cactus – so why is the pot cheap plastic? You couldn’t spring for terra cotta?
The Hilltop Steakhouse sign is “one of the few remaining landmarks on Route 1 in Saugus from the bygone era.”
The plastic cows may be forever gone from Route 1, but the giant, green neon north star in Saugus is going nowhere fast.
A sign from my youth. And it’s still there? Who knew!?! Classic.
It’s my latest of an annual roundup of cactus costumes just in time for Halloween. Not in time for you to get any of these copied or bought to use yourself, though. It’s too late for that.
It’s a Cactus costume that doubles as a fancy top hat for the rest of the year. Nice!
Robyn, Katy Perry, and Jeremy Scott at Katy’s Wild West Ho Down Throwdown birthday party.
Photo: The Cobrasnake
And the clear winner is this one. It looks like it took a lot of work. No slipping a plastic costume on here.
Yesterday I posted a YouTube video of an Electric Cactus and promised that it would be very exciting and amazing, and then I clicked the video and it was no such thing. It was kind of dull. Well today I revisit the concept of the electric cactus.
Jeff Kolega’s Desert Wind Sonata for Cactus and other Stuff.
Did you ever wonder what an electronically amplified cactus sounded like? Now you can find out. All you have to do is click the play button on the YouTube video below and prepare to be amazed.
OK, so maybe that wasn’t so amazing.
Hey there, guys…
Sorry to bother you, but does the tagged specimen look like a positive id for Eriosyce occulta? The tag says that but it looks like more a copiapoa to me.
The untagged one looks like an eriosyce, too, perhaps?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks again!
It’s not a Copiapoa. It’s probably an Eriosyce that has been greenhouse grown. The spines at top are black, and you can look for a taproot when you replant it. Or wait until it flowers for a final ID. There are others it could be like a Coryphantha, but it would be a rare Coryphantha with black spines, so it is most likely the Eriosyce.
I don’t know the untagged one, but I don’t think it is E. occulta. I’ll post it to the blog, but you may have to wait until it flowers – send us a picture when it does!