Cactus and Succulents forum→Is this supposed to be there?

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New york but not really (Zone 6a)
May 23, 2020 8:37 AM CST
Hi all! I recently picked up this lil guy from Walmart because it was being heavily over watered, but I'm not sure what kind it is, or even if that lil flower bit is supposed to be there. Im not sure it is because of the size but I could be wrong, not to mention the top part of the "flower" already fell off only leaving what's there, upon giving to a light tug it seems glued almost, but again I could be wrong. So is it actually supposed to flower or even what kind is it? Thank you!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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May 23, 2020 8:48 AM CST


Yes, that is a glued on flower.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 23, 2020 10:51 AM CST
You can trim off all the little yellow petals so you just have a glob of glue, but don't try to pull it off as you will damage the cactus.
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Name: Rose
Colorado (Zone 5b)
May 24, 2020 7:28 AM CST
yes, it was glued on. It's a real flower, actually, just wasn't grown by a cactus. They're a type of daisy called Strawflowers that hold their form super well when dried. And yes, you can remove the glue -- just put it in warm sun for a little while or heat it with a hair dryer to soften it up, and it'll peel right off. Might take a spine or two with it but won't do any other damage.
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