• The Thorneys - Cactus Varieties

    The Thorneys  - Cacti Varieities

     Hildmannianus Cactus

    Origin from Brazil, slow growing cactus branching from the base upto 30ft (9m tall).The fowers are white and large upto 12inches long and upto 6 inches diameter followed by large upto 2.5 inches in diameter egg shaped fruits red colour when ripe
    Columnar slow growing cactus branching form the base, up to 30 feet (9 m) tall, clump up to 15 feet (4.5 m) in diameter. The stem is blue-green in color when young, becoming duller green with age, up to 4 – 8 inches (10 – 20 cm) across, with 4 – 6 (8) ribs which are divided into segments. Usually there are no spines on the younger stems, the spines grow progressively as the stem ages. The white flowers are very large, up to 10 – 12 inches (25 – 30 cm) long and up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, followed by large, up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) in diameter, egg shaped fruits which are red when ripe. - See more at: http://www.worldofsucculents.com/cereus-hildmannianus-hedge-cactus-queen-of-the-night-andes-organ-pipe/#sthash.hbEUB90N.dpuf
    Columnar slow growing cactus branching form the base, up to 30 feet (9 m) tall, clump up to 15 feet (4.5 m) in diameter. The stem is blue-green in color when young, becoming duller green with age, up to 4 – 8 inches (10 – 20 cm) across, with 4 – 6 (8) ribs which are divided into segments. Usually there are no spines on the younger stems, the spines grow progressively as the stem ages. The white flowers are very large, up to 10 – 12 inches (25 – 30 cm) long and up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, followed by large, up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) in diameter, egg shaped fruits which are red when ripe. - See more at: http://www.worldofsucculents.com/cereus-hildmannianus-hedge-cactus-queen-of-the-night-andes-organ-pipe/#sthash.hbEUB90N.dpuf
    Columnar slow growing cactus branching form the base, up to 30 feet (9 m) tall, clump up to 15 feet (4.5 m) in diameter. The stem is blue-green in color when young, becoming duller green with age, up to 4 – 8 inches (10 – 20 cm) across, with 4 – 6 (8) ribs which are divided into segments. Usually there are no spines on the younger stems, the spines grow progressively as the stem ages. The white flowers are very large, up to 10 – 12 inches (25 – 30 cm) long and up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, followed by large, up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) in diameter, egg shaped fruits which are red when ripe. - See more at: http://www.worldofsucculents.com/cereus-hildmannianus-hedge-cactus-queen-of-the-night-andes-organ-pipe/#sthash.hbEUB90N.dpuf
    Columnar slow growing cactus branching form the base, up to 30 feet (9 m) tall, clump up to 15 feet (4.5 m) in diameter. The stem is blue-green in color when young, becoming duller green with age, up to 4 – 8 inches (10 – 20 cm) across, with 4 – 6 (8) ribs which are divided into segments. Usually there are no spines on the younger stems, the spines grow progressively as the stem ages. The white flowers are very large, up to 10 – 12 inches (25 – 30 cm) long and up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, followed by large, up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) in diameter, egg shaped fruits which are red when ripe. - See more at: http://www.worldofsucculents.com/cereus-hildmannianus-hedge-cactus-queen-of-the-night-andes-organ-pipe/#sthash.hbEUB90N.dpuf









    Mammillaria Cactus

    Mammillaria Cactus
    Mammillaria is one among the largest in the cactus family with currently known 171 species and varieties.Most of them are native to Mexico.The plants are usually small, globose to elongated.The flowers are funnel-shaped and range from 7 mm to 40 mm and more in length and in diameter, from white and greenish to yellow, pink and red in colour, often with a darker mid-stripe; the reddish hues are due to betalain pigments as usual for Caryophyllales. The fruit is berry-like, club-shaped or elongated, usually red but sometimes white, yellow or green. Some species have the fruit embedded into the plant body. The seeds are black or brown, from 1 to 3 mm in size.


    Parodia Mammulosa


    Parodia is a genus of flowering plants in the cactus family Cactaceae, native to the uplands of Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. This genus has about 50 species, many of which have been transferred from Eriocactus, Notocactus and Wigginsia. They range from small globose plants to 1 m (3 ft) tall columnar cacti. All are deeply ribbed and spiny, with single flowers at or near the crown.





    Peanut Cactus (echinopsis chamaecereus)


    Peanut cactus flowers are red in colour and the plant has spines or sharp edges.Comes under the chamaecereus family.Grows to a height of 6 in(15 cm), needs partial shade.Blooms in late summer/early summer.Suitable to grow in containers..








    Echinopsis Flying Saucer

     Echinopsis Flying Saucer, the plant has spines or sharp edges, colors vary from pink, orange,magentha,coral apricot.Blooming times form mid spring,late spring.They need only light shade and need average watering.Large beautiful flowers









    Spegazzini Cactus

    Spegazzini cactus, scientific name gymnocalycium baldianum .The flowers of G.baldianum can be white, pink, orange or bright red colours.They are small plants usually unbranched flat to globose upto 13cm width The synonym name Gymnocalycium venturianum is very common in collections, and even at cactus nurseries. It is a very variable species in its general appearance.  There are also many hybrids with a wide range of flower colours.




    Torch Cactus

     
    White and nearly white colour flowers which blooms in Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Fall.Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling.Torch Cactus is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the western slope of the Andes in Peru.


    Prickey Pear cactus


    Prickly pears typically grow with flat, rounded cladodes (also called platyclades) that are armed with two kinds of spines; large, smooth, fixed spines and small, hairlike prickles called glochids, that easily penetrate skin and detach from the plant. Many types of prickly pears grow into dense, tangled structures.Prickly pears are also known as "tuna", "nopal" or nopales, from the Nahuatl word nōpalli for the pads, or nostle, from the Nahuatl word nōchtli for the fruit; or paddle cactus.Its fruits are used for eating

    Lace Cactus


    The Lace Cactus is a plant which is fairly easy to grow and needs very little care except for full sun and a little water for the beautiful pink flowers to bloom. The flowers reach between 2 and 4 inches across and 2 to 5 inches in height with white hairs and spines and a fruit which grows to be about 0.8 to 1.2 inches in diameter.





    Arizona Barrel Cactus

    Arizona Barrel cactus is a cylindrical barrel shaped catus which grows upto a diamter of 2 feet to height 6 feet.Its flowers are yellow to red-orange and appear atop the cactus fruit during the summer months. The fruits are green when unripe, yellow after the flower dries up, and persist atop the cactus long after the flower is gone, sometimes for more than a year.grow in areas where water flows irregularly or depressions where water can accmulate for short periods of time. They are most often found growing along washes and arroyos where their seeds have been subjected to scarfication due to water movement, but they oddly also tend to grow along ridges in spots where depressions have formed and can hold water for some period of time.

    Organ Pipe Cactus

     Organ pipe cactus native to Mexico.The species is found in rocky desert.They stores water in the stem to grow in the desert/Flower buds grow from the tip of the stems.Flower are pale white or lavender in colour, they mostly bloom at night from may to july







    Bevertail Cactus


    Bevertail Cactus beautiful flower occurs in the South West Unites States.
    The Beavertail Cactus is a medium-sized to small prickly pear cactus, depending on variety, growing to about 60 cm tall.The pink to rose colored flowers are most common; however, a rare variety of white and even yellow flowers also exist. Opuntia basilaris bloom from spring to early summer.



     Crab Cactus


    Crab Cactus is one among the most popular cactus types,flower colors include lavender,red,white,orangeand magenta.This one also native to Brazil.An easy care plant can be grown beautifully in hanging pots.These cactus types grows on rocks and in trees also,its also called the christmas cactus






    Easter Lily Cactus
    Sphyrical shape plant native to Brazil,beautiful lavender to white flowers.Botanical name Echinopsis.There will be many buds on the bottom of the plant and thats used for replanting, not sure when is the flowering time,They grow only in situations where the soil is sandy or gravelly, or on the sides of hills in the crevices of rocks.



    The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος (kaktos), a name originally used for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain.Yes may be we have seen 4,5 cactus flowers but there are many species which are unfamiliar of..
    Iam trying to collect a set of cactus flowers ... just curious to know more about these flowers.. thts all..

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