After liberating my Mini Pet Cactus from its dome back in March, it has been doing very well and getting bigger every day. In the last post I had about the Mini Pet Cactus, it had formed a bud which was pressing against the dome. A few days later, the bud tried to open, but it was too confined by the dome. I knew then it was time to free the cactus from its little cage. Once I removed the dome, an Echinopsis-like white flower emerged.
The dome was easy enough to remove, but there was a plastic washer around the cactus stem, originally used to hold the soil in place. I couldn't remove it without destroying the roots, so I potted it as it was. I'm not sure if this tiny collar will eventually strangle the cactus, but at this point, it continues to grow, along with its offsets.
Previous posts about this cactus:
Another Pet Cactus: December 26, 2007