A Blooming Thread

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bartab
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A Blooming Thread

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Would anybody like to post a photo as their plants come into bloom?

This Mammillaria bombycina is not particularly impressive but has opened up in the last couple of days.
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Still early for me in the UK, but will no doubt do later.
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Great looking plant! I had one years ago, when I was young(er) and less experienced. It never really grew much over the course of a few years. I think it probably had a peat block on the roots.

Undoubtedly a handsome plant!

Here are my two rat-eaten Turbinicarpus andersonii flowering. The one on the left was eaten flat with the ground several years ago. The one on the right was within the past 3 or 4 years.
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Disclaimer: I'm in sunny Arizona, so any advice I give may not apply in your circumstances.

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I have a couple of old clumps of bombycina I picked up from an old collection. The thicker long stem sprawling form and the more compact clumping smaller headed form that I am starting to pull around after re-potting them.

Not my plants, but this shows the variation of growth types in bombycina.

Small headed tight clumping form:-

https://nova.co.at/marsNova/en/instance ... id=9468122

Larger elongated headed srawling form:-

https://worldofsucculents.com/mammillar ... on-cactus/

There is also a yellow spined form and of course Mammillaria perezdelarosae is closely related.
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TimN wrote: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:47 pm Here are my two rat-eaten Turbinicarpus andersonii flowering. The one on the left was eaten flat with the ground several years ago. The one on the right was within the past 3 or 4 years.
WHAaaaaaT?
Sorry to hear that

Tim, try this one...
I bought it in indonesian ace hardware (idk if ace hardware is an international shop or not, but the product is american)

On July 2019, i had bought 2 of them since i had to move to Thailand and i always have a rat problem in my outdoor kitchen
When i went back to Indo for a few days on Jan'2020, i see there was no foot print and rat fecal mater at all...
Obviously, idk that the rat's gone because of the product or any other reasons...but i think they are gone...

BTW...this product costed me 750.000 rupiah a piece (~55USD)
I also heard from my friends that the cheaper product doesn't work (although, i'am not sure that this product works either - see underline above)

But since the rats are gone in my house...maybe i could recommend it for you...
Good luck
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Thank, Edwin!

I actually have some traps that work well when they are set. I don't have rat issues very often, so I don't spend a lot of time trying to fend them off.

My problem now is birds; I had to evict a dove from a pot of seedlings yesterday. No damage, but a lot of twigs. I also had a bird digging up a few seedlings. Not sure if it was the dove or someone else. I'm constructing a new cactus hut and will spend some time making it more bird-proof.
Disclaimer: I'm in sunny Arizona, so any advice I give may not apply in your circumstances.

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TimN wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:37 pm Thank, Edwin!

I actually have some traps that work well when they are set. I don't have rat issues very often, so I don't spend a lot of time trying to fend them off.

My problem now is birds; I had to evict a dove from a pot of seedlings yesterday. No damage, but a lot of twigs. I also had a bird digging up a few seedlings. Not sure if it was the dove or someone else. I'm constructing a new cactus hut and will spend some time making it more bird-proof.
No problem Tim
And good luck

My problem now is i don't have enough money to buy all cacti i want...hahaha...just joking
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Here are some of mine:
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Cacti in flower (left to right): M. spinosissima 'Un Pico', M. spinosissima subsp. Pilcayensis, M. hahniana
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Bulbine frutescens still in flower

And finally some beautiful Graptopetalum flowers
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Always glad to share some blooms. My indoor cacti show up something new almost every month.
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My Mammilaria prolifera is constantly getting new fruit but I don’t see flowers..? Keep missing the Astrophytum capricorne flowers also, dangnabbit!

Gave all the cacti a water yesterday with some Charlie Carp mixed in. Hopefully encourages some good growth - sure did attract the ants and flies heh.
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7george wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:32 am Always glad to share some blooms. My indoor cacti show up something new almost every month.
Hi George

1st photo = what Stenocactus is it?
3rd photo = Turbi pseudopectinatus?

Beautiful 👍
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Edwindwianto wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:30 am Hi George

1st photo = what Stenocactus is it?
3rd photo = Turbi pseudopectinatus?

Beautiful 👍
Stenocactus has to be crispatus or something synonymic. Tutbi: valdezianus.
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7george wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:42 am Stenocactus has to be crispatus or something synonymic. Tutbi: valdezianus.
I have none of them #huntinglist

Awesome George
Thanks...
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That Turbinicarpus flower opens up more then a week already...
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M. zeilmanniana started the bloom too.
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7george wrote: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:53 pm That Turbinicarpus flower opens up more then a week already....
Hi George

Have you pollinated it?

EDWIN
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