I'll wear my pink dress...what about you? by Elizabeth Kendall

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A cactus with small, pink flowers like a crown…isn’t it beautiful? A miracle from nature! (In my garden: Gauteng, South Africa) Thanks to Maree Clarkson, I know the name now: Mammillaria albilanata
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There are many different types, shapes, and sizes of cactus and succulent plants.
Cacti from desert areas are plump and spiny while cacti that originally grew in jungle areas are flat or thin and spineless.
Some cacti have leaves, and even flowers. For example, the pereskia, when full grown, looks like an orange or a grapefruit tree. The melocactus grows a cap on top at maturity, which later sprouts beautiful rosy-pink flowers.
Succulents are ideal plants for busy people since they need less humidity and water than most indoor plants and are very tolerant of variations in temperature.
These plants often feature thick, fleshy leaves that store water, and are constructed in such a way that they expose the least amount of surface to the sun and winds.
Many people find succulents to be of great beauty as well as an investment: the longer they grow the more magnificent they become.

Another beauty in my garden!


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  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 3 years ago

    Ag kyk nou net hoe mooi… ’n Wonderwerk!

  • Beslis…mens moet net gaan stilstaan en dit raaksien en luister ook, want dit praat met mens! Dankie Liefkind! xx

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 3 years ago

    Nature amaze me through your camera.

  • Thanks Tokiko! A lovely thing to say, very encouraging! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    sooo very beautiful!!!

  • Thanks Sally, I really appreciate these small wonders of nature!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Magnificent indeed Liz! Besides it being a beautiful plant, this is a beautiful capture! That little crown of flowers is magnificent!

  • Thanks for the lovely comment and fav Maree! Appreciation for that! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • mclarkson
    mclarkson8 months ago

    Nature is indeed amazing Liz! Wonderful capture and delightful information!

  • Many thanks for this visit! And all the favs! Much appreciated Maree.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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