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A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby daiv » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:39 pm

Well I forgot to bring my camera so I only have one pic that I took with my phone. I spent several hours today at the greenhouse taking advantage of my new space and doing some much-needed repotting. In the process I really got to spend a lot of time scrutinizing the plants. I have to say that I'm quite happy with how well they are all doing. However, I notice that many have flowered more in the past couple years - which is part of the reason they need to be repotted.

One of them that really was ready for a bigger pot was my Echinocereus viereckii subsp. morricalii

I moved it up from an 8inch pot to a 10 inch. Funny thing when I pulled it out, there was a pup that was forming under the soil on the side of the pot and far from the other stems. It apparently formed at the end of the roots? It also wasn't exactly pointing up - very strange:

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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby cactushobbyman » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:52 pm

Any day is a good day in the greenhouse. :D
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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby Harriet » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:23 am

cactushobbyman wrote:Any day is a good day in the greenhouse. :D


I agree!

That pup looks confused!
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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby Arjen » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:16 am

always great being in the greenhouse!
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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby vlani » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:30 pm

Stolon? I did not know morricalii is one of those.
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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby tudedude » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:01 pm

I like the look of the bellows corking. I bet that would stage nicely in a show pot.
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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby daiv » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:51 pm

vlani wrote:Stolon? I did not know morricalii is one of those.


I don't know - could be. It was a very unexpected thing to see there.
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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby GeneS » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:35 pm

Stolon? I did not know morricalii is one of those.


Definately not a stolon :oops: but perhaps, a rhizome? (stolons are above ground shoots)

I've not noticed these either , nor would have expected them but, I have several of these in 6" and up pots. Guess its time to go dig up a few.

Sure you didn't drop and agave seed into your potting mix.

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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby daiv » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:41 pm

I thought about a loose pup or seed or something, but this thing hasn't been repotted in a few years. So if it was not connected to the main plant, it would have to have survived its whole life without any food from photosynthesis.
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Re: A good day in the greenhouse...

Postby hwhatley » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:01 am

I live in a greenhouse -- it's called Southern California :D
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