Look at the spines on these cacti!
I pay a lot of attention when I visit other gardens. Interesting details jump out at me seemingly on their own. The same cannot always be said for our own garden. Maybe it's because I see the plants on a constant basis so I take their special characteristics for granted?
But taking the time to
smell the roses look closer can reveal amazing things. This post is a great example. Take a look at the loooooong spines on these two cacti! Whether you're a fan of spiky plants or not, you've got to admit that these are impressive!
My Tephrocactus aoracanthus ssp. paediophilus came from Jeff Moore/Arid Adaptations Nursery in Tucson, and I planted in a spot where I'm less likely to touch it. I exceeded my lifetime quota of glochids long ago and don't need any more embedded in my skin!
Interested in other cactus with really long spines? Here's a Google search to get you started.
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