Dark tips and astronauts

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I don't think I have ever managed to ID this cactus properly. I know it is a Mammillaria, but I cant find any notes and the pot doesn't have a tag either.

It bloomed this year with some pink flowers and grew a little bit. I think she should be growing faster, but I guess they all just wait for me to pay some more attention to them.
One day.
Pinky swear :)

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It is a (for now) a round cactus, but I think it will grow up eventually. What I like about it, and the reason I bought it was the spines. They are perfectly white - both the long sharp ones and the smaller, ore fluffy ones closed to the cactus. But the tips are deep dark brown almost turning black. It looks amazing and even if it never bloomed for me I would like it the same.

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Monochrome song for today:
God Is An Astronaut - All is Violent, All is Bright
year 2005

I blame those guys for liking post-rock.

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 79 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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Who needs the proper ID. It is a remote family of Elmo cacti, with dark tips, dark as the space stuff (btw the music is going to be saved on my playlist 😎 )

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And somehow it all comes together :)

Nice! That's another one after Fismol, I am I right?
They have more cool stuff. Nice to have some music to listen to without any vocals.

Here is another one...

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Oooooooooh, Ewkaw, with this taste for music, where's my spread the vibes challenge response? when when when hahaha?? 😍

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Hahaha I am just such a terrible teaser :p
The day will come. I promise :)

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Very nice photos! Looking very healthy and fat! Though spiky!

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Magnificent capture. ❤️ Very sensible and the mix of grey and contrast is wonderful.
great Job my dear friend @ewkaw. God bless you.

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Thank you :)
Have a nice day too!

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Inspired by your plants, I have expanded my collection of cacti and succulents, so I will share soon)

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Awesome!! Please tag me when you do, so I don't miss it :D

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Nice photos of cactus I like very much to cherish plants on my window sill. They bring me a lot of joy. I have two types of cactus plants at my home. At first it was not easy for me to care about my cactus plants but with time I have learn how to properly care about them and sometimes they give me a lot of joy with their blooming.

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Cool! Please show your cacti friends :)

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These are my cacti friends. It is not very easy to care about them but I try. I cherish cacti more than ten years on my window sill.
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O super!
Wygląda jak coś ze stapeliowatych. Czy ma kwiaty w kształcie gwiazdy pachnące padlina? :)

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Latem ma małe, czerwone kwiatki, ale bez zapachu.

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A to pewnie nie to, co myślałam. Fajnie wygląda :)
Jak zakwitnie to pokaż!

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