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    Father's Day Gift

    I got these from my son for Father's Day:



    I was told that cactus flowers from garden centers are actually glued on. Is that right? There may actually be 2 flowers that are real, though.

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    i love when cacti have flowers glued on while they are actually flowering as well and the two look nothing alike

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    Yes Jim, most of those flowers are glued on. Makes me shudder to think upon it. To add insult to the indignity, the flowers aren't even the natural colors they should be -- they've been dyed. The flowers typically used are straw flowers (Rhodanthe chlorocephala ). Now on the left hand plant, the two pink flowers are the real deal while the middle red one is glued on.
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    It's unfortunate that nursery growers can't just come clean and say, "Sorry, but those flowers are just things to make you buy the plant and are not real cactus flowers. You probably know that, but we won't tell you." I've even asked a few nurseries and they insist that the flowers are real. Of course, they're not.

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    That's a good son you have there...

    Nice plants.

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    I think that there are 2 real, pink flowers, amid the glued on one. The purple and yellow ones look fake. LOL! It was probably Julie who picked them out! Thanks, Warren!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I think that there are 2 real, pink flowers, amid the glued on one.
    Indeed there are. (As mentioned in my post above. )
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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