Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thinking ahead to Spring: Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cacti
"Rainbow" in the common name refers to the contrasting colored bands on the stem, each reflecting a year's growth. The cactus grows between 4 1/2" to 9" though some get as tall as 18".
A good place to see a variety of cacti year round is the Cactus Greenhouse at Fort Davis' Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.