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Cacti id?

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Hi everyone,

Can anyone tell me what type of cacti this is please,

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It's been in the conservatory at my parents house for 15 - 20 years now and flowers almost every year. I sat with tweezers the other day picking the seed heads out from between the spines and have sown a few just to see if they will grow and this got me wondering what type it is.

Regards,

Ian.

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Thanks Richard, just looked on google and it looks like you're right. The flowers in some of the images look the same too.

I'll have to take some pics when it flowers and post them on here.

Cheers for the help. :thanks:

Ian.

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To be honest, I'm surprised it flowers as it generally gets neglected and only gets watered occasionally and I don't think it's ever had any fertilizer. It's been in that same pot for years! :shock:

It's my Dad's plant and he couldn't grow stink on a monkey, so it must be a tough old plant! :sarcastic_hand:

I'll have to treat it to a feed and see what happens.

Ian.

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What you describe sounds perfect Ian. .

My Dad's collection thrives on neglect!

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Yes, that looks like the one.

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I'm surprised there are no offsets too! We had one and it was constantly growing little ones beneath it. They're beautiful when they flower though, but I'm a huge fan of cacti, so I guess I'm a bit bias.

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