Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Hoodia gordonii

Stems to 12″ tall, clumps of many spiny branches. Tan to Burgundy carrion flowers. Stems are eaten as an appetite suppressant by the San people of the Namib. Very low water.

Mammillaria

One of the largest genera
Species ranger in size from an inch to a yard

Mammillaria albicoma

Soft and fuzzy appearing, low clustering small barrels with cream-colored flowers.

Mammillaria bombycina

3-4″ round stems form large clusters. Pink to white flowers. Hooked spines, downy white hairs.

Mammillaria elongata

Long stems, 1″ diameter, clumping; tight star-shape spines. Small cream-colored flowers form a crown around the tips of the stems.