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Cacti that are looking good.

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by pete, May 11, 2016.

  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Lets see all those cacti that look good in flower or form.
    A few of mine, looking a bit neglected these days, but they still flower.

    Rebutia, one of the easy ones.

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    Another Rebutia,
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    And another Rebutia,
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    Mammillaria 's
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    Last one for now, Stenocereus.
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    • miraflores

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      remarkable display of flowers
       
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        martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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        Looks good Pete, I never realised they looked so nice my gram and mum had various types but they never flowered, they maybe an option for my greenhouse project :).
         
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          IceColdRum Cacti & Herb Mad

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          My first spiky ones flowered today :) [​IMG]
           
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            what nice colours !
             
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              All looking great, Pete.

              I hope some of mine flower this year - one did 2 years ago but didn't last year.
               
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              • pete

                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                Just a couple of the Echinocereus, the plants are very old and need a repot, or perhaps new cuttings taken, they were grown from seed in the late 80s.
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                Problem that I have with taking pics is that by the time I get home from work the flowers are often closed again.
                 
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                  pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                  They often dont flower well if you are growing as house plants.
                  Most Desert cacti need a dry cool resting period in winter in order to flower well come spring.
                   
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                  • pete

                    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    Some years ago I cross pollinated a Chamaecereus with a Lobivia:)

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                    • Michael Hewett

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                      I love all your cactus flowers. I have many.
                      Here's one of them flowering now. It's Rebutia minuscula ...

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                        Pete, one of mine has buds (the one which flowered 2 years ago)

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                        do you know what sort of cacti this is? thanks!
                         
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                          Two of mine today slight disappointment with the first flower, I've been having problems with aphids and I think some of the horticultural soap got in the bud and caused the stigma to rot and stick...

                          Epiphyllum 'Daisy Dean'

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                          Epiphyllum 'Fantasy' / 'Fluffy Ruffles'

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                          • pete

                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            Doesn't have a name, but this pink epi has flowered like crazy this year.
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                              Schlumbergera gaertnerii :-

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                              Stenocactus hastatus :-

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                                for me the best part of cacti flowers has to be the translucent petals
                                 
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                                  This one's another stunner 'Prof. Dr. Lenzen'

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                                    'Yellow Tang' - Darryl Miyamoto 2009 Inner petals dark yellow. Outer petals
                                    dark yellow with some bronze. Double, wide form. Small,
                                    flat and three-angled growth. {Medium} 'Evening Delight' x 'Chiba
                                    Lovely Dawn'. Reg. #13534

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                                      Mammillaria pseudoperbella :-

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                                      Mammillaria rekoi leptacantha :-

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                                      Mammillaria bocasana :-

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                                      Mammillaria hidalgensis :-

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                                      Mammillaria hahniana :-

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                                      Mammillaria celsiana
                                      (40 years old) :-

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                                        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                                        A 40yr old mammillaria with still just the one head.
                                        Is that unusual @Michael Hewett , or just usual for that species?
                                         
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                                        Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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                                        See, I've never understood the allure of Cactus, but I must admit there are some fine examples here :blue thumb:
                                         
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