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Mammilaria Elongata

This spiky cactus is also called the ‘Ladyfinger cactus’. I wonder who had the imagination to call this spiky , thorny cactus by that name. It grows to a height of 8-10 inches and can get quite crowded in a container in a few years.

I love the bell shaped flowers that spring along the whole length of the Mammilaria Elongata in spring. The pale pink flowers look stunning against the russet spikes. When exposed to 6-8 hours of sun these cacti change color from dark green to red/rust.

I love these cacti when they are in bloom , they suddenly show a new aspect of themselves. Most people do not believe that cacti have lovely flowers and most of them bloom.

The Ladyfinger cactus needs to be handled with care because of their hooked spikes which could easily tear Β the surface of the skin. Working with gloves is very important when handling cacti.

My other posts on cacti in bloom which you interest you – Β 

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    • I love Christmas cacti, I had them in red , pink and white . but the excess rain we had killed all of them. I need to get them back. They are pretty expensive here. They look so gorgeous when in bloom.

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