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Peterb's new, revised 2012

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby tumamoc » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:54 pm

Really nice colors on those mamm flowers.
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Arjen » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:18 am

great looking mamms peter!
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby charlpic » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:09 pm

Very nice. The more I see hooked-spine mamms, the more I want them. Very pretty flower on that M. slevinii.
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:44 pm

I have found them to be very hit or miss from seed here in Phoenix, under my rough and ready outdoor conditions. The majority of hook-spined, Baja/Sea of Cortez mammillaria seem very challenging from seed. They love to rot. Once they get established, after a few years, they are more resilient. I bet I would have much better success if I could provide much more carefully controlled conditions for the first few years.

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:20 am

Late July into August is always the time when "Ferocactus" hamatacanthus sinuatus puts out bright lemon yellow flowers, very pretty. I have two of these from seed. The larger one is from the southern Texas area and the smaller, but I think better looking one is from Tamaulipas MX. I think they really belong in Hamatocactus or maybe even Thelocactus.
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Minime8484 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:30 am

Those are indeed beauties! Can they take the full sun here in the valley? Might be a good one to add to my yard...
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:49 am

They like strong morning sun and shade the rest of the day. I guess they grow in dense Tamaulipan Thirnscrub in habitat.

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Ralf » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:50 am

Great plants and flower, Peter!
I also prefer Hamatocactus for these beauties.
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby gemhunter178 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:19 pm

Nice! I like the spines on that one! =D>
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby CoronaCactus » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:52 am

Superb!
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Sharpy » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:00 pm

Great show!! Can you give us some update pics of the Echinofossulocactus seedlings, if you would be so kind :)
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Arjen » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:17 am

great looking flower, it almost seems to glow!
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby majcka » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:29 am

StrUktO wrote:great looking flower, it almost seems to glow!


Not just flower. Look at those spines! =P~
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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby peterb » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:57 am

some Echinofossulocactus seedling pics by request and a few other bits.The seedlings have recently just gotten hammered by several heavy rains, hope they don't rot. I am experimenting with intentional, slight etiolation this year, just to bulk them up more before winter. The plan is to tighten them up in stronger sun gradually next "spring" (February-April here).

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Re: Peterb's new, revised 2012

Postby Sharpy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:42 pm

Those Fero spines are just ridiculously long and great color.

And thank you for filling the request. I have a bunch of E.Erectocentrus that just came up, and like to see the progress on other folks siblings.
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