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Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:50 am

My first Matucana flower opened today: Matucana aureiflora - love the deep golden color of the blooms. Lots more to come too! :D
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Matucana aureiflora (2012-Mar21)
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:19 am

very beautiful! I have two year old seedlings of these, how long from seed to flower?
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:13 pm

Thanks, StrUktO!
I got this as a mature plant, so I don't know how old the plant is.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:56 am

More new flowers for me today - a couple more!

First, a Thelocactus that I posted in the Cactus ID Forum that hasn't had a consensus yet: either Thelocactus rinconensis or Thelocactus tulensis. Either way, lovely flowers!
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Thelocactus sp. - whole plant
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Thelocactus sp. - close up
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Also my first flowers from Sclerocactus uncinatus var. wrightii opened completely today (wasn't hot enough the last couple of days); love the deep colors of these flowers!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:55 am

both remarkable looking flowers!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Harriet » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:07 pm

Lovely!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:28 pm

Thanks all!

New ones are poppin' open almost daily this time of year - love it!

Today, another new bloomer for me - Turbinicarpus booleanus.
What a weird growth form for a cactus!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby gemhunter178 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Nice flower!
Minime8484 wrote:What a weird growth form for a cactus!
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agree, cool looking though.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:34 am

indeed!

the growth habit is a bit similar to that of t. krainzianus ssp. minimus, I like this flower colour better though!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:39 am

My first Cleistocactus of the season (Cleistocactus ferrarii) opened its first bloom today - also one of my favorite cactus flowers of all! We call it the Candy Corn Cactus! :D
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Cleistocactus ferrarii - 2012-Mar26
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Arjen » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:24 am

they look almost alien, don't they! so strange to see an open flower that isn't actually open, great colours too!
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:40 am

Flowering kicking into high gear here in the valley. Did some gardening today (planting some new goodies) and went around taking photos of the bloomers. Here they are for today:

Arrojadoa ericaulis - second round of blooms; LOVE this plant!
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Arrojadoa ericaulis (2012-Apr01)
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Cleistocactus hyalacanthus - blooming profusely now; usually lasts well into summer
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Cleistocactus hyalacanthus (2012-Apr01)
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Echinocereus rayonesensis - first time bloomer for me!
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Echinocereus rayonesensis (2012-Apr01)
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Fouquieria splendens - my first Fouquieria bloomer of the year; blooming at the tips of all the branches; spectacular sight!
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Fouquieria splendens (2012-Apr01)
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Gasteraloe "Helen Headlei" - didn't bloom last year I'm assuming because of the ultra-cold winter we had; now making up for lost time. :D
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Gasteraloe 'Helen Headlei' (2012-Apr01)
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Sansevieria sp. - An indoor plant, but the first one we've ever had that bloomed; pretty cool flowers.
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Sansavieria sp (2012-Apr01)
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Sclerocactus uncinatus var. wrightii - this 3rd bloom is quite a bit paler than the first 2; almost with a pinkish cast.
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Sclerocactus uncinatus v wrightii (2012-Apr01)
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Yucca rigida - every year it sends out more bloom stalks; this year 6 so far (planted as a 6-8" plant in 2004!).
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:51 pm

Just starting the Echinocereus Show here.

First, my reliable Echinocereus engelmannii just kicking into gear.
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And my Echinocereus (polycanthus) pacificus first opened its flower 1/2 way yesterday, so I waited for today's (continued) sunny and warm weather, but despite even that, this is as far as it opened today too. Strange. Still, it is a beautiful orange color.
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby CoronaCactus » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:08 pm

Great show, Tristan!

That ferrari looks like it has a bit of Lambourgini paint on it ;)
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Re: Minime8484's C&S Collection - 2012

Postby peterb » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:39 pm

Fantastic stuff! Love seeing that Arrojadoa and the pacificus. That's a Baja plant I have yet to see in habitat. Have to go way up into the mountains for it.

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