Monday, July 27, 2009

Pretty, Pink and confusing....

I bought this little cactus a few months ago, and it was labeled a "Rose Plaid" cactus, which upon some research seems to be the Gymnocalcyium quehlianum. However it looks exactly the same as this Gymnocalycium Stenopleurum that I posted about some months ago. It seems the more I try to understand and learn the names of my plants, the more I get confused. Some days I feel like I should just give them all proper names- say Genevieve or Wilfred...and forget trying to sort out their family trees.



Happy Cactus Monday! Visit Teri's Painted Daisies and see other amazing and beautiful interpretations of thorns and flowers.

9 comments:

Stapeliad said...

When I was in college I filled my little dorm room with cacti. And they all had proper names, like Fizban, Zaphod, Slartibartfast, and Hermann. It's a good approach and I highly recommend it.

HCM!

Teri C said...

I think a proper name like 'Pinky' is a great idea. They become such close friends anyway.

What a beautiful little girl she is. Even the cactus itself is so different.

I am excited because I can actually get into your blog without Blogger bumping me out. I think they finally fixed their problem.

HCM!!!!!

Diane C. said...

It does look like the other one you have. Whatever they are called, they look delightful and I love the color. Happy Cactus Monday! :)

Outside In said...

Very nice, I have that variety too and just love the tiny little blooms. Great photo, Happy CM!

-Cathy

marianne said...

Wow what a beauty!
HCM!

Margaret Ann said...

What luscious color this little treasure has! Lovely! HCM! :)

betchai said...

i am not very good in names, so i don't try hard in remembering the names of the cacti i encounter :( the flower is very lovely, i'll definitely look for that and hopefully get one for myself too, thanks for sharing.

messyfish said...

OMG! look at those wonderful flowers! Cactus flowers are just the best....HCM!

Deborah Godin said...

Good idea, keep it on a first name basis - like Ikea furniture!