sharp little spikes

by Ester Smith
(Nanaimo BC)

I found this seedling in my garden approximately three years ago.

Looks like a cactus about 18 inches tall.

Drought Smart Plants reply:

Hi Ester, this does indeed look like some type of cactus.

Unfortunately, there are many different kinds, so a positive identification of it may be difficult.

As for why you would get it sprouting in your garden, maybe a neighbor has one that produced flowers and set some seed.

This might lead to an answer for you if you can find out where the seed might have come from.

See the page on cacti and succulents for more information, and succulent care for some ideas of how to look after it (although, from the size of it, you don't need any help with that!)

Happy Growing,

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Jul 27, 2018
In love with this cactus!!!
by: Mandy

Did you ever figure out what this cactus is called. I saw one recently & have been looking everywhere trying to figure out the name so I could try to find one to buy. It’s a must have for me!!😊

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