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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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  2. miraflores

    miraflores Total Gardener

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    remarkable display of flowers
     
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  3. martin-f

    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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  4. IceColdRum

    IceColdRum Cacti & Herb Mad

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    My first spiky ones flowered today :) [​IMG]
     
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  5. miraflores

    miraflores Total Gardener

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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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  7. 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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  8. pete

    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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  9. 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 Super Gardener

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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 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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