I have been wanting another cactus for years. Somehow or another I killed my last one. Don’t ask me how, I really haven’t a clue. It died, I felt ashamed, we both moved on. Any plants that I am around for more than 20 minutes tend to need to be babied for at least two weeks. So basically I stick to watering what needs watered and picking tomatoes (or whatever else is edible that I plant) and leaving it alone otherwise. Lately I have taken a bigger interest in my tomato plant and went to town on it to cut that sucker back. Anyway, look at my cute cactus! It had been in its carrier for ages and I finally moved it to a pot. I don’t consider that an actual pot… it’s flat and round and I think it’s actually more of a base but it will hold water and it’s wide.
According to the label it gets flowers in March or April, which is odd, because it grew flowers immediately after being brought home. Then for some reason recently they have all gone away. The used to open in the sun and close in the shade and otherwise were happy, but now they are gone. I figure this has to do with not being moved out of its little carrier container for so long that it was unhappy. So we’ll see what happens. I’m also hoping that it will grow little friends. If it doesn’t grow friends I can always buy it some.
If anyone out there knows of an accurate source of information regarding my little thumb cactus friend I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know. Either comments or email or tweeting will work. Thanks.