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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby Arjen » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:38 am

apparently it's warm enough there for gymno flowers to open! very nice, the glue victim I think is g. friedrichii
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:50 pm

Well Gem the problem is that I had around 4 other cacti in flower, and I was never able to see their flowers fully open, the best one was this one here...


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Yes it is another gymno, i love gymnos :P!!

But yeah the other ones didn't open that much.. this as been just a terrible summer, right now it's actually raining outside and it will rain again tomorrow, and maybe even Monday :(

Hey StrUktO!!

Yeah we have been having some warm weather but not enough, and it pretty much rains every week... Thank you for the identification :)
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:49 pm

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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby Arjen » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:56 am

wow! that's a beautiful flower! what is it?
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:45 am

Hello StrUktO!!

Well I'm not sure, when i got it i posted a few pictures for identification but, i wasn't possible to id, the only thing i know is that it's most likely a gymno.

And speaking of gymnos, this little rascal is on is 3rd flower...


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and yes summer is finally here, it's hot, it's sunny and the plants are loving it :)
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby Arjen » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:06 am

haha it looks thirsty, as can be expected when it flowers three times!
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:20 pm

Indeed it is StrUktO , in fact they all are a bit thirsty, i have been very careful with watering due to the wacky weather we have been having..i mean these last few days we had temps around 30, 32ºC, and tomorrow it's just going to drop to 21ºC, and there is rain once again in the horizon... :S

But they are still bent on flowering specially the pink one i posted before this one, that's is fourth flower, and it is setting up three more, it's on a roll!! :P
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby sundanz » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Very nice collection!! I'm a new Cacti lover as well, and my collection is growing too! Already had to buy more tables/shelves to display them on...
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:17 pm

Lovelly Sunday, with clear skyes, and to celebrate the cacti put out new flowers :D

An old friend, that just keeps on giving, even if the flowers are smaller this time

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this one i posted a few days ago, nice to see how the flower as changed colour :P

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and these wacky T's have grown considerably

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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:17 am

Lopho duet...

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followed by the least interesting flowers ever :P


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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:31 pm

It's been awhile...


...and on it's, i believe seventh flower, an old friend :)
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C. Bumama

First caught on camera, second to show up. After this one the remaining ones didn't look as good, and never really opened up completely

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third...

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Fourth...

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G. friedrichii always putting up two flowers at the same time, don't know why, but i'm not complaining :D

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Now my new arrivals acquired thanks to iann

Escobaria minima
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Epithelantha micromeris
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Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele
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Gymnocalycium mesopotamicum
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Eriosyce napina ssp aerocarpa
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Avonia quinaria ssp alstonii
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Gymnocalycium spegazzini var punillense El Obelisco, Salta
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Echinocereus dasyacanthus SB415
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I received two more but unfortunately they didn't make :(

Turbinicarpus swobodae

Eriosyce odieri ssp fulva

...and to finish it off a random photo of the table

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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby Arjen » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:23 am

really nice, TFS!
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby Daniel » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:33 am

I noticed you have a sundew plant in one of the pictures. are your interests in exotic plants moving you to carnivorous plants as well as cacti and succulents? I say this because as well as my collection of cacti I also have acquired a Venus flytrap and a pitcher plant! 8-[
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby gemhunter178 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:29 am

Nice additions and nice looking collection! =D>
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Re: BRC's cacti adventure...in a flat (a year as gone by)

Postby BRC » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Thank you for the comments guys!!

Yes Daniel i also have carnivorous plants!! I started with cacti and i moved to carnivorous plants after that...

I have several kinds but lately i have been moving more to pitcher plants, mostly sarracenia, they have grown on me :) !!

I really like them but i love my cacti even more :D


Maybe ill post a few pictures of them in another section of the forum :)
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