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Gardening is like cooking. To improve, you need to be willing to make mistakes and experiment. Also, common names are garbage. Zone 9b, West Sac, CA.

Leuchtenbergia Principis

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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Got this guy 'cause he was unusual. Had never seen this species before. One of those plants that get better-looking as they get older, apparently. From Wikipedia: Sole species of the cactus genus Leuchtenbergia. Native to north-central Mexico (San Luis Potosi, Chihuahua). Named after Maximilian Eugen Joseph (1817–1852), Duke of Leuchtenberg and amateur botanist.