My little collection

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Postby promethean_spark » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:43 am

I like the labels on the pictures - quality work!

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Postby Fingoen » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:39 pm

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Postby iann » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:56 pm

Nice one!
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Postby Arjen » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:36 am

very beautiful! I somehow can't grow this species...
is it normal for it to have such variable flowers?
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Re: My little collection

Postby Fingoen » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:26 pm

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Postby iann » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:09 pm

StrUktO wrote:very beautiful! I somehow can't grow this species...
is it normal for it to have such variable flowers?

M. bocasana can have flowers from almost white to almost red.
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Re: My little collection

Postby Fingoen » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:18 am

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Re: My little collection

Postby Tiggy » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:02 pm

Beautiful, really beautiful. =D>

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Re: My little collection

Postby Arjen » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:25 am

lovely flowers!
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Re: My little collection

Postby Tiggy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:04 pm

I said it before and I'll say it again beautiful absolutely beautiful. I just never tire of looking at these flowers. Some people say they can't see the fascination of cacti as the flowers, although extraordinary, they don't last long, but I think that is the best thing, you wait for them to bloom and are then rewarded with a spetacular like this.

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Re: My little collection

Postby gemhunter178 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:20 am

Wow, I like the vibrant Mam. flowers!
A cacti grower who likes Ariocarpus.

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Re: My little collection

Postby Fingoen » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:25 am

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Re: My little collection

Postby TimN » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:00 pm

Wow, absolutely pristine Mammillarias! Well done! I'm a sucker for hooked spines!
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Re: My little collection

Postby billdee » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:04 pm

You're right about the Mamms, but that "I'm a sucker for hoked spines" comment, I don't know about that one. I actually made an order last week for a different species of Mamm, but I ended up with the M. bocasana, and that thing is unforgiving when it sticks you :D
It has hooked me twice, the first time unwrapping it, and once when I was reaching for another cactus next too it. The second time I got hooked, by two of the spines. It hooked me so good I actually pulled the plant right out of its pot :lol:
I respect them hooked spines now, trust me! I take extra care now when I work near that plant. :lol:
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