Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mammillaria backebergiana flowering

Well hello! The last post was about visiting Brewery De Kroon in Belgium and now I'm here again, this time posting about yet another flowering cactus. It will be a short post with just some photos of flowers and spines. Here we go:

Mammillaria backebergiana flowering
This cylindrical plant was a gift from my lovely wife last year. I've repotted the plant during spring this year and it actually already flowered some months ago. Now it's flowering again, and here are some more photos of it:

Mammillaria backebergiana flowering

Mammillaria backebergiana flowering
I assume this is a Mammillaria backebergiana, but I'm not hundred percent sure about this ID. Plants from local plant shops almost never come with a more detailed label than 'Cactus', so it's always research and guess-work before being able to name a plant. Like most Mammillarias, its origin lies in Mexico.

Mammillaria backebergiana flowering

A short post, as promised. And there will be more posts like this because I believe flower season isn't over yet. Thanks for checking out and till next post!