I have these two pretties blooming right now. This first one is exciting because I got this cactus last summer and this is its first blooming for me.
This is Mammillaria huitzilopochtli, a species native to southern Mexico.
There is a complete ring of buds around the plant, but only about a third of them are open at the moment.
I love the little flat starburst spines. I'm quite pleased that this plant is happy. It's so pretty!
I also have my first Thanksgiving cactus flowers of the year opening.
This is a plant that I started from a piece off the floor at a store (can't remember which, maybe Walmart or Home Depot). It rooted and grew well, but then languished for several years, ignored in old soil and a too-small pot. I repotted it this summer and it took off with new growth, and now several stems have two or three flowers each.