Originally Posted by drumstick diva
Out here at Walmart etc. they have cactus with paper flowers glued on them. Several times I have shown that to would be buyers. I used to have a large cactus collection and it makes me mad to see stores trick people into buying them. No. 1 the flowers are fake and no.2 cactus flowers don't look anything like that. Plus many species of cactus have to be quite old before they bloom.
I fell for it. One day I was watering them and actually looked at them, straw flowers, glued on, yeah I felt stupid and had, I should know better, but I only recently got into keeping cactus. Thankfully they are nice cactus.