Plant ID forum: Unknown cactus (store-bought)

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Name: Iris Rose
Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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xIrisx
Apr 10, 2018 2:00 PM CST

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 10, 2018 3:33 PM CST
Its a Mammillaria with a green strawflower glued to its head.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 10, 2018 4:37 PM CST
Poor thing.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 10, 2018 9:43 PM CST
Some years ago, I bought a cactus with a strawflower glued to its head (sorry, couldn't resist Sighing! )

Getting the strawflower off the cactus is sometimes challenging. Sometimes it takes patience until the flower is "pushed" off the body of the cactus (cactus bodies are very waxy so its only a matter of time before the glue comes unglued). If the only way to remove the green flower is to rip off some hide, don't do it. Sometimes (luckily) the flowers are only attached to the spines so can be cut off (don't worry about cutting spines - it doesn't hurt. Honest!).

Anyway, it seemed to me that my strawflower was forming seeds! So I planted them and was rewarded with a bunch of really boring strawflowers. Apparently, the flowers are also dyed. Rolling on the floor laughing

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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islander
Apr 12, 2018 2:06 AM CST
nodding I agree
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