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What did you do to your cacti/botanical garden today (pictures welcome)


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#841 Heirloom

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:39 PM

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#842 meyer

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

Very nice Heirloom! What kind of Loph's are those seedlings?

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:41 AM

They do look like little LW's but they are Peruvian torch seedlings and a year old. The larger Peruvian torch's are 2 years old. I am going to add several bridgesii soon.

thanks for looking and the kind words.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:04 AM

Beauty indeed Heirloom...beauty indeed!

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:54 PM

Namaste brothers and sisters.

 

Bloom, bloom, bloooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmm !

 

My oldest Peyote is growing it's 4th set of flowers this year. It's not even grafted, just epicly old. 3  flowers per head since the 3rd flowering, this is the 4th round.

 

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A smaller Peyote growing it's second set of flowers

 

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These poor little, but over 20-30 year old Strombocactus Disciformis, have been neglected for nearly 7 years by it's previous owner. He had more than 50 but only 6 survied 7 years with no water. Which is amazing, because I have the honor to own this extremely robust cacti now.

 

I watered them twice this year and they are flowering the second time already!

 

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This Thelocactus will open it's amazing flowers soon. I will ofcourse update :)

 

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Sometimes, patience is everything with plants. Calea Zacatechichi normaly starts to produce a new set of roots within a week. But this clone needed nearly 3 weeks. I waited for a good reason!

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:40 PM

Really beautiful Neptune.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:34 PM

Those are incredible Neptune.........if we still had the bow emoticon I'd be using it right now.......absolutely awesome!

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:01 PM

Looks like you have a wonderful collection yourself Neptunechild! They're beautiful.  :happy:



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:03 PM

What did I do in the cacti garden today.....play rainmaker....and enjoyed the views...

 

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Waking up nicely...soon they will be loving the full summer sun and growing bigger.......

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:52 AM

Namaste

 

I'm neglecting my cacti this year because I want to harden them off even more. I was very suprised that not a single Ariocarpus died this year even when I overwintered them at -5°c to +5°C . The humidty was critical all the time (remember that I live in switzerland) but keeping them in an unheated greenhouse was already enough. I feel blessed that I found all of these hard grown cacti and I keep up the spirit.

 

I watered my Ario's for the second time only this year. And it's gonna be the last one for the next 6 weeks.

I will water them in the last week of june and then stop watering them again until the first week of september.

My goal is to cultivate them with max. 5 waterings per year.

Right now....everything is going well.

 

I will post detailed pictures soon, but for now this overview picture must be enough my brothers and sister.

 

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More to come...

Please check out my personal thread now and then...I'm posting pictures there that I don't post anywhere else, by the way!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

A small collection of an up to date overview on my bridgesii mutation clones. The last pic is a mutated, cristate bridgesii!

First picture is my fav. Turbinicarpus to date, nearly 15 years old and very hard grown.

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:57 AM

Beautiful pics as always, Neptunechild!

Here is a pic I just took this morning on my way out the door. I logged this thorny little friend months ago after rooting it in another pot, and potted it alongside a couple of its echinopsis/trichocereus cousins. Been waiting for the tip to start growing up but today saw a pup emerging near the cut end. A good start to the summer season.

On a side note, I'm still learning how to distinguish between the various subspecies of bridgesii, pachanoi, peruvianus, etc so forgive if I don't always reference them accurately.605d33612d724aa20485e3000ee53276.jpg

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:02 PM

So some of my cacti are putting on blooms, and the syrian rue is coming along nicely. Hopefully she blooms this third year of growth....

 

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