Today Titanopsis hugo-schlechteri was flowering. It's hard to get the flowers to open all the way in late winter.
Also flowering is some Dodecatheon clevelandii. Not very succulent, but they do have tuberous roots. These are among the first wildflowers to go in the spring here. Took these 3 years from seed to really get going.
peterb wrote:wow, love those wildflowers. And the Titanopsis is a great one. Is hug-schlecteri as cold hardy as calcarea?
No, but it is pretty good to about 25F. Not much more in my experience, but maybe with drier conditions. Definitely not the 0F or so that T. calcarea can take. It is also generally trickier, more sensitive to incorrect watering.
CoronaCactus wrote:Sweet! How about Stenocactus coptonogonus?
That one looks like it's due in about a week.
When stenocacti hunker down for the winter they get maximum waviness. When the stretch up and inflate in the spring they'll straighten out more. I haven't watered them since oct, and won't for another month or so.
These guys are fast/robust enough that I sowed them with saran wrap and a rubber band instead of a full baggie. I use electrical tape to close the drain holes and only mist them. Tape will come off when they graduate to the GH. Avonia papyracea
Ferocactus fordii littoralis
Ferocactus chrysacanthus - much slower than fero fordii
Ariocarpus kotsch. v. elephantidens
I think my Aztekium hintonii are larger than these ornithogalum...