I wonder what you would think of fancy succulent planters? Would you always like them, like some of them, or hate them all? But wait, don’t answer yet! What if I told you that they were fancy Troll succulent planters and fancy Brick succulent planters. What then?
You say you would first have to see a picture???
Here they go…
The bricks have some Echeverias and a Haworthia too. The trolls are mostly planted with Haworthias, and a Euphorbia too.
Random Cactus cupcakes posting. My sister posted these to my Facebook timeline but I don’t know the original source. Are they for sale? I don’t know! Is there a recipe? Still don’t know. Delicious? I assume so.
Since my sister is vegan, do you think that means these are vegan? Since they were posted on facebook do you think that means they’re viral? Since they’re Cactus do you think I can name all the species?
Common names vary. And yet some just stand out.
Plants are also given names that are sometimes derogatory. Who names them? We don’t know but they become popular! Sansevieria is known as Mother-in-law’s tongue because the tip of its succulent leaf is so prickly…. The pink flowers of Pseudobombax ellipticum resemble a shaving brush and it’s called the Shaving brush flower… Then, there is Crocodile bark, Elephant apple, Monkey’s earpod, Fried egg plant, Bullet wood, Bleeding heart, Bottle brush, Sandpaper, Devil’s tree… it’s a growing list.
Good to know.
Apparently renowned Skeptic Michael Shermer photographs lizrds on his off time, and this time that lizard was found to be eating a cactus. A cholla, even. A very spiny cholla. I hope it didn’t hurt it’s tongue.
Umm, a nice cactus pad for lunch for a Galapagos land iguana, so scrumptious… pic.twitter.com/dynRiqiecw
— Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) January 17, 2014
Bubble Bursting on a Cactus by nllinux already has over 1/2 million views. How many views of this video have you added to that total?
Denise shares a recipe.
I have made frosting by mixing a few tablespoons of fresh-squeezed prickly pear juice into confectioner’s sugar. It makes a nice magenta-colored glaze when dribbled over oatmeal or sugar cookies and has that subtle flavor.
Sounds easy and delicious.
I see the famed Studio Swine has a standing lamp that is somewhat cactus-like but is not called a cactus lamp.
However the same collection, the Sao Paolo Collection, does in fact include a cactus table that is called the “Cactus Table” so you know they had cacti on the mind when they designed the cactus lamp that is not a “Cactus Lamp.”
In case you were wondering those table bases are Cereus.
Thanks to Carole for passing this along to her favorite Cactus Blog.
More Cactus Costumes from the internets! I don’t own these! Not the costumes and not the pictures! I don’t sell them either! Enjoy!
Holy Cow it’s the same costume as yesterday, but in Adult size! And this time we have a link to a website that sells them and has it in stock. For a very reasonable $90. Well, maybe reasonable is a relative term.
I think we could get that one for Keith to wear at the store on a regular basis. At least on the weekends.
Burda Style’s cactus costume comes with a story.
When I asked my son what he wanted to be for Halloween, he said, “a saguaro cactus.” ?? Sure, no problem lol! It took a whole lot of fiberfill to stuff the channels. A big hit though, he loved it! Only one person asked him if he was Larry the Pickle from Veggie Tales.
Finally we have another little kid in a cactus costume. A baby! And the costume is available for sale on ebay. Quality!
Every year I see the quality of the top cactus costumes in the country gets better, so if you want to be featured in next years post, or maybe in a November followup, send along your photos ASAP!
Did you wonder where a George H.W. Bush might have gotten cactus socks from yesterday’s post? I don’t know. But here are more cactus socks for your perusal and these are for sale online too. Not from us so I can’t vouch for them.
Special extra Lizard Socks after the break… (more…)
Here are a couple of Kalanchoe flowers that were hard to photograph. I did the best I could and I think I captured their tiny little petals fairly well. However the chartreuse colors below were particularly difficult.
Kalanchoe eriophylla has soft grey fuzzy leaves.
Kalanchoe orgyalis has leathery brown leaves.
Do we carry cactus mugs? No. We do not. But here, I’ve found one anyway.
I would buy them for myself but I don’t like raised designs on my drinking implements.
As we discussed on the phone, may I ask you to help identify the attached
species .. perhaps an Echeveria …I appreciate the help.
Your plant is a Kalanchoe marmorata. Nice!