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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby iann » Fri May 04, 2012 7:26 pm

Here's another long-flowering one. This started in March and is still going strong.
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And this one started flowering in October! That's a bit of a cheat though because I made it go dormant until just a few weeks ago so there weren't any open flowers for most of that time.
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby iann » Fri May 04, 2012 7:28 pm

This Mammillaria doesn't flower anywhere near as long, but it is worth it anyway. Which photo is better?
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby gemhunter178 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:51 pm

I say first one! ..and great long lasting flowers too, always a good thing. =D>
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby daiv » Sat May 05, 2012 2:45 am

Just incredible Ian. Easy to forget those were taken in England with the even and dense spine growth and flowers a plenty!
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby iann » Sun May 06, 2012 10:25 pm

Here's a different Eriosyce. Label says Neoporteria nigrihorrida but I have my doubts about that. Flowers are large. body is brown, and it never produces flowers in autumn.
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And a baby E. senilis with its first ever bud. The spines have become much bigger since it moved to full sun and it is starting to look silly in a 2" pot.
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby Arjen » Mon May 07, 2012 6:32 am

lovely!
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby iann » Tue May 08, 2012 7:44 pm

Another kind of E. senilis
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby hoteidoc » Wed May 16, 2012 10:59 pm

Iann - It's interesting your carmenae blossoms are @ 3x the size & almost white compared to the one I have currently flowering. Lots of blossoms, but small & creamy, so pretty obscure. Got the plant last Fall, so I'm guessing 1st flowering. Is there a fair amount of variation in blossom size & tone?
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby iann » Thu May 17, 2012 11:01 am

hoteidoc wrote:Iann - It's interesting your carmenae blossoms are @ 3x the size & almost white compared to the one I have currently flowering. Lots of blossoms, but small & creamy, so pretty obscure. Got the plant last Fall, so I'm guessing 1st flowering. Is there a fair amount of variation in blossom size & tone?

Please post photos. Maybe my flowers only look big on my small plants? People often mention "creamy" flowers but they always seem to be white to me. I've seen various other flower colours, but always they appear to be hybrids. It has got to the point where I've even seen Mammillar carmenae "Albiflora" for sale, as if such a thing was surprising :shock:
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Re: Flowers in the rain

Postby hoteidoc » Sun May 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Sorry, Iann, 1st time back on in a few days to see your post. And although blossoms aren't fully open (only time of day I had time to take pic), they really aren't much larger when fully open.
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