Saturday, 6 October 2012
Sometimes your lucky and you find something cool for a nice and low price. Garden centres are a but difficult but sometimes they do have something interesting. This little succulent however is from the VU botanical garden where they have a section in the cactus house with plants for sale. This is labelled simply Tephrocactus but further googling suggests it is Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus. Instead of your normal spines they have these really sharp but papery spines. It should be easy enough to grow and some reports say it is hardy to -9 but I won't chance that at the moment.
This is another fun find for the wild price of 70 cents. I have no clue what it is since it was not labelled but it reminded me a bit of my Euphorbia bupleurifolia but a lot smaller. I still think it might be a Euphorbia due to its leaves, something I'll find out if it flowers. If anyone has an idea please leave a comment.