Glenhirst Cactus Nursery UK - True Cacti & Epiphytic Cacti

flowering rebutias
rebutia hoffmannii

True Cacti & Epiphytic Cacti

Cacti are stem succulent plants originating in hot, dry areas in the Americas. They are tolerant and easy to care for. Their leaves have changed to spines and they vary from a bristly down to ferocious hooks and come in a range of attractive colours. They protect the plants from heat and grazing animals. The stems grow in simple shapes like spheres and columns, often with ribs and tubercles, to store scarce water supplies.

Cacti are also admired for their stunning flowers. Some people think cacti flower every 10 years or not at all, but most flower every year like every other plant. Some of the little globular cacti, like rebutias (see above picture), are renowned for their beauty and readiness to flower.

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Plant Name Description Price
FLOWERING COLLECTION F1 5 different unnamed cacti guaranteed to flower this spring, lovely healthy good-sized specimens, at only 1.75 each. (The photograph shows you rebutias in flower to give you an idea of what cacti are like in flower) 8.75
FLOWERING COLLECTION F2 10 different unnamed cacti guaranteed to flower this spring, lovely healthy good-sized specimens, at only 1.50 each. (The photograph shows you rebutias in flower to give you an idea of what cacti are like in flower) 15
CEREUS PERUVIANUS MONSTROSUS glossy blue-green sculptured works of art! 3.25
CHAMAECEREUS HYBRID MAGNIFICENT a truly special flower in shades of glossy pink and purple 3.25
GYMNOCALYCIUM OCCULTUM rare, slow growing, brown-bodied species with red and white flowers 3.25
HILDERWINTERIA AUREISPINA branching pendant stems producing orange-pink flowers which last for several days and nights 3.25
HOMALOCEPHALA TEXENSIS a strongly ribbed, round plant with short spines. It grows up to 30cm across and high. Pale pink to white bell-shaped flowers with a dark pink centre. 3.25
LOBIVIA ARACHNACANTHA V TORRECILLASENSIS small plants with huge glossy purple flowers 3.25
LOBIVIA CINNABARINA DRAXLERIANA large red to magenta flowers 3.25
MAMMILLARIA BOMBYCINA light carmine flowers, very attractive spines 3.25
MAMMILLARIA HAHNIANA desirable species with long white hairs, turkey-red flowers. Robust and easy to grow. These are larger plants, guaranteed to flower this spring, but at the normal price. A bargain!! 3.25
MAMMILLARIA FRAGILIS SNOWCAP a most unusual, densely white-spined, form of this attractive, tightly-clustering plant. Cream flowers 3.25
MAMMILLARIA PILCAYENS recommended for its freely produced, numerous rings of purple flowers 3.25
MAMMILLARIA SCHEIDEANA beautiful hairlike yellow or cream spines. Forms clumps. White or yellow flowers 3.25
MAMMILLLARIA SURCULOSA choice, large yellow flowers, clumping 3.25
NOTOCACTUS LENINGHAUSII beautiful pale green plants with numerous soft golden spines and yellow-green flowers 3.25
NOTOCACTUS SCHLOSSERI glossy lemon yellow flowers with light green midstripe 3.25
OPUNTIA ROBUSTA MONSTROSUS attractive miniature grey columns with small elongated pads 3.25
OPUNTIA SUBULATA rapidly growing clustering columns, reaching a metre and more quickly. It makes a magnificent candelabrum if the top is cut off and the branches are allowed to sprout, will grow into a massive specimen if bedded into a glasshouse; red flowers. Will grow well in the garden or on a patio in summer. 3.25
REBUTIA ALBIFLORA nice miniature, clumping species with white flowers produced throughout the summer and autumn 3.25
REBUTIA HELIOSA X REBUTIA ALBIFLORA choice, clustering plants with peach and white flowers. Very attractive spines. 3.25
REBUTIA FABRISII AUREIFLORA clumping and forming mounds of small heads covered in white spines. Lots of yellow flowers. 3.25
REBUTIA HELIOSA X REBUTIA ALBIFLORA choice, clustering plants with peach and white flowers. Very attractive spines. 3.25
TEPHROCACTUS ARTICULATUS DIADEMATUS a plant with globular stem segments and grown for its amazing raffia like spines. Yellow flowers. 3.25
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