CACTUS AND SUCCULENT CURIOSTIES
Cacti and succulents are amazing plants,
a lot of unknown and unusual things can be discovered living with them,
in this page we show some curiosities discovered observing our plants.
A special thanks to Bernard Bubendorf
who sent us a photo of its own odd plant.
This plant is very famous for the nice short spines, but it has also
some of the more perfumed flowers among cacti. The intensive lemon
fragrance of its flowers fill up the greenhouse in the month of
A very strange event: various
species of Sulcorebutia
grafted on Opuntia compressa encourage the
grafting stock to bloom... Among so many kinds of
cactus grafted on
Opuntia compressa only the Sulcorebutias stimulate the grafting
stock to bloom. The result is curious and very handsome.
Singular and very nice
originated from the
napiform root subsequently to a damage of the
stem which dropped
off all the
tubercles (For an excess of heat during the winter rest
in the home near a heating radiator)
Shoots, called root
that arise from
adventitious buds developing on the
system - occasionally occur in some cactus
roots have been
injured or felled, but this specie produce naturally a large numbers
of them and can develop into a small colony.
megliolii on Opuntia compressa I noticed - with mine great
disappointment - that the
branches were not erect but they
inexorably tilted on a side. The strangest thing is that all the
branches are folded up in the same direction: west!!!