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Cactus: Astrophytum asterias
Book: “Cacti” by Clive Innes
Photograph by Clive Innes and Michael Warren
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If you’re looking for a Christmas present I have the perfect gift for you! Wear it Mini Plants sells necklaces with succulents in them. I have the one with the cactus Mammillaria Prolifera. You can remove the plant very easily so watering it or even taking it out of its capsule is very easy.
They aren’t very expensive too! Like $9 USD or something.
Besides necklaces you can also buy keychains, phone charms and cute terrariums.
Here's the shop again.
This is a sad day in my history. I was the owner of 10 beautiful cacti, until one of them got mealybugs. These things happen, I moved on. Later on, a second cactus got mealybugs too, I suspect the first cactus with mealybugs from giving it to the second one. You can see pictures of the second one above (the white, soft dots are traces from the bug). It is totally dried out and there was nothing I could do to save it. Today I discovered three of my remained cacti have mealybugs too. I removed all of the bugs I could find and hopefully my plants will recover but I don’t have much hope to be honest.
I blame the garden centers for this (there are two of them and a big chance they buy their cacti from the same wholesale). I know mealybugs is number 1 most seen problem with cacti and it is so easy for plants to get them but I don’t like my towns garden center that much (for example the animals you can buy there don’t live long..) and I don’t see many other explanations.
It won’t get me any further though. I remain with 4 out of 10 cacti and the fear of them being or getting sick too. When it’s summer I’m going to buy some seeds and start seeding my own cacti but I’m really really sad right now and I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m mad and I’d like to throw a stone through a wall.
Maybe going to try it with alcohol tho? I’m so scared all the time