Here's another eBay purchase that I couldn't pass up:
It was crazy top heavy so I had to make an extra heavy potting soil with rocks and sand and lead and kryptonite. For a Mamm. it's quite large which is one reason why I had to buy it.
Ok, so maybe I didn't HAVE to buy it, but I've been experiencing non-buyer's remorse when it comes to plants (negative reinforcement - the avoidance of pain). Plus I got it at a good price (rationalization).
It had a few blooms when it arrived - a color clashing magenta! And
from the pictures you can tell this plant is large enough to produce a
full halo of flowers as evidenced by the spent blooms in between the
Love the contrast with the white, red, and green!
It's soooooooooooo pretty! I love the amount of color on this cactus. The green is just barely visible - from a distance it looks like fuzzy rust.
Hopefully next spring, I'll get an awesome flower display to photograph. I'm sure it will be spectacular!!