Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mammillaria Beneckei a.k.a. Fish Hook Cactus

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Here's one of my Cactus Collection, the Mammillaria Beneckei also known as Fish Hook Cactus


Photo taken on October 2016.

It's called a Fish Hook Cactus because it's tubercle looks like a Fish Hook. The Mammillaria Beneckei's has a white radial spines and brown hooked centrals. 
  

It's soil mixture are garden soil, rice hull and pumice, topped with lava rocks... I water them with rain water once a week or tapped water if it's not raining for a long time. :)

These two fish hook cactus has been with me for a year already and I am eager to see if it's flowers are pink or yellow. I hope it will bloom soon... :)

If you are a Cactus and Succulent collector and you're from Davao or Mindanao, you can message me and I'll add you into our group. We'll be having our second meet-up this month of February and I am excited to see and meet some new members from Davao City and nearby places. There will a "Raffle" and I will be donating this cutie li'l aloe for the raffle. It has a new baby coming up and I hope it's soon to be owner will love and take care of this too... Some members also donated pots, pebbles, cactus, succulents, dish garden, etc. So, I think, no one will leave empty handed on our upcoming meet-up... :)


I don't have it's specific name, all i know is it's from the Aloe Family... So, if you know what kind of an aloe is this, kindly leave a comment below. I would really appreciate it! Thanks! ;)

UPDATE: This is not a Mammillaria Grahamii as what I have posted last February. I'm sorry I got it confused to M. Grahamii, this cactus is actually a Mammillaria Beneckei. :) Here is it's latest photo (June 2017). It has two new offsets, I'm still waiting for it to bloom... Hopefully, soon... ;)


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