My Pirate's Pictures

As I mentioned in my previous post, My Pirate has started taking pictures.  He's using the camera on his iPhone 6 plus and is processing his shots through the app Snapseed.  Scrolling through his pictures, I've discovered a theme.  Whenever we go tour a garden he snaps multiple shots of plants that he wants to add to our garden. 

Maihuenia poeppigii, shot taken by My Pirate

Maihuenia poeppigii, shot taken by My Pirate

When we toured Greg Shepherd's garden, My Pirate took multiple shots of this spiky cactus in his side yard.  I love his shots.  So, when I was at Xera Plants, I picked up the cactus, Maihuenia poeppigii, for My Pirate.  He was thrilled with his new gift.  

Maihuenia poeppigii, shot taken by My Pirate

Maihuenia poeppigii, shot taken by My Pirate

Here's what the tag said:

Maihuenia poeppigii, zone 6b (-5 to 0)  This succulent Cactus relative is native to the highest elevations of the Andes and it revels in fast draining soils and full sun. Slowly spreading to form colonies in summer it is replete with bright yellow flowers.  The silver thorns contrast wonderfully with the green leaves'. To 4" tall and spreading. Full sun and occasional summer water to speed growth.  Cold hardy and excellent in containers.  Protect containerized plants from winter wet. mye-WAY-nee-uh.

What plant do you secretly hope someone will buy for you?