Every time I go look at my cacti and succulents, there's something new happening.
This is Parodia haselbergii, formerly classified as Notocactus haselbergii. It's native to the pampas of southern Brazil, where it grows on rocky outcrops.
[Side note: Collecting plants is like taking a world tour, without actually traveling. I love learning about new places.]
This flower is amazing. It has such saturated, vibrant yellows and oranges that it looks like it's glowing. A little ember, sitting on top of the plant.
Just beautiful. And at least two more to come!
The second one for today is Mammillaria crinita, formerly known as Mammillaria zeilmanniana (which is how my plant is labeled). I do wish they would stop changing the names around. This species is native to a very small area of central Mexico, only about one square kilometer, and is critically endangered in the wild (though widely commercially propagated).
This is another Mammillaria with small pink flowers. No, Emma, it's not just the same as the one I posted last time.
This one has completely different spines (hooked, ouch!), few wooly hairs, and the flowers are larger and less purple.