Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Turk's Cap in its native habitat

Views: 925, Replies: 8 » Jump to the end
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jun 30, 2013 4:54 AM CST
On a cruise from which I just returned we stopped at Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Here is the Turk's Cap cactus growing there,
[Last edited by Dutchlady1 - Jun 30, 2013 4:55 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #441539 (1)
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Image
webesemps
Jun 30, 2013 11:39 AM CST
THAT is their natural look or formation? Very unusual and was wondering how the top part relates to the bottom?... (I know, dumb question, but I haven't had my coffee yet?...)
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jun 30, 2013 11:41 AM CST
Isn't it unusual?

Here is an article about it:

http://www.arkive.org/turks-he...
Name: T-rev
CA (Zone 9b)
Cactus and Succulents Hummingbirder Region: California Region: Southwest Gardening Xeriscape Vegetable Grower
Image
MagerRooRHammer
Jun 30, 2013 12:19 PM CST
I'v geen considering ordering a turks cap style cactus. Its just so unique! 1 of these days Drooling
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jun 30, 2013 1:01 PM CST

This one is in my yard... just a baby and I'm not positive it is the same species.
Name: T-rev
CA (Zone 9b)
Cactus and Succulents Hummingbirder Region: California Region: Southwest Gardening Xeriscape Vegetable Grower
Image
MagerRooRHammer
Jun 30, 2013 2:46 PM CST
Ahhh thats sweeet. Ya, iv seen at least 3 that get the red cap effect in my various online searchs.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Jun 30, 2013 3:05 PM CST
Spiny cactus lost their allure when a 4 foot specimen in my greenhouse tipped over and impaled me .. thankfully I wear glasses! Extricating myself was very painful and painstaking.

But I must admit, I do like both of the 'Turks Cap' pictured.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Image
webesemps
Jun 30, 2013 3:37 PM CST
Xera, "Ouch", I can see why you would move out of the way when they pass... Smiling
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Image
Xeramtheum
Jun 30, 2013 4:00 PM CST
It was a peruvianus sitting on the potting bench in a way too small pot and it brought home the fact that gardening can be painful and dangerous! Lol
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by krobra and is called "Lantana Dew Drops"