The Cactus Trio | My Green Patch - Gardening In The Maltese Islands

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Cactus Trio

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This week I have acquired three more cactus plants for my container garden, thanks to my generous aunt.  Not much to say about them at this time, but stay tuned for my much needed cactus display!

cactus, brophyllum
Fuzzy Cactus - aka Brophyllum

cactus, portulacaria afra
Green Cactus - aka Portulacaria Afra

cactus
Spindly Cactus

Happy weekend everyone, hope you have a good one now that summer is on the way.  For those of you in the southern hemisphere, hope the weather treats you kindly :)

6 comments:

  1. the green one in the middle is my spekboom, Portulacaria afra, as eaten by elephants.

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    1. Thanks for the identification Diana, looks like it grows very big! I hope I can make a nice bush out of it.

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    2. yes, you can, it makes a nice gnarled bonsai in a pot.

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  2. hi gra, thanks for the good wishes. It has been raining a lot here, which is always a good thing as long as it's not flooding. In between showers it's been lovely. Your cacti look very unusual, more like succulents to my inexperienced eye. Did you aunt propagate them, or buy them?

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    1. Hi,
      she got them from cuttings from other people mostly. I also thought they were quite unusual, but I have since found out that they are very common here in Malta.

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    2. South Africa's soft succulents versus Tex-mex prickly cacti.

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