Our world tour of cacti continues with two very pretty and understated species.
First up is Mammillaria perez-de-la-rosae, native to central Mexico. I really like the strong contrast between the white spines and hooked brown spines on this one. (I just noticed that I need to pot this one a bit higher so it's not so far below the rim.)
The flowers are unobtrusive, but prettily streaked with pale pink.
The second for today is Mammillaria lenta, native to northern Mexico. This has slightly larger pink striped flowers.
The spines are relatively long and glassy white, criss-crossing each other close to the body of the plant. Very pretty.