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by MrXeric
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: MrXeric's flowers and things
Replies: 24
Views: 1384

Re: MrXeric's flowers and things

The Astrophytum have really taken off this last month. Astrophytum asterias , slightly fasciated flower. https://imgur.com/xVW23y3.png a second flower from the same plant, several days later, also a bit misshapen. https://imgur.com/l1FHSjC.png Astrophytum myriostigma 'quadricostatum' , first time it...
by MrXeric
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Melocactus spp. 05/27/2022
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Melocactus spp. 05/27/2022

The seeds may pop up every so often. I would not transplant the seedlings, but you can try picking out the ungerminated seeds with tweezers, let them dry for a while, then try again. The white seedling is weak and may end up dying.
by MrXeric
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help please

Are Parodia, Notocactus and Eriocactus interchangeable? Yes and no. When labeling my plants I took a dive into Parodia/Notocactus taxonomy and it's messy. Your plant has been validly published under several names, including Eriocactus magnificus, Notocactus magnificus, and Parodia magnifica. Whatev...
by MrXeric
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: A couple of unknowns
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: A couple of unknowns

The bristly areoles of the columnar cutting remind me of the flowering stems of Castellanosia caineana (formerly Browningia).
I am interested to see what others make of that Selenicereus since I have one that looks similar that I pinned down as S. pteranthus, but I was never sure.
by MrXeric
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: One more Mamm. ID
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: One more Mamm. ID

fanaticactus wrote: Sat Jul 16, 2022 3:38 am
I'll try to find several photos of that one. I've noticed that often the photos chosen for CactiGuide don't always resemble the descriptions. I think that's what sometimes throws me off.
I like to browse here for Mammillaria pictures: https://mammillaria.forumotion.net/f21- ... ias-a-to-z
by MrXeric
Sat Jul 16, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: looking for Coleocephalocereus purpureus
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: looking for Coleocephalocereus purpureus

Minime8484 wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:52 pm
And, the seeds referenced from Phoenix Desert Seeds are actually Austrocephalocereus (Micranthocereus) purpureus, which is not the same species as Coleocephalocereus purpureus.
My mistake! I assumed the two were synonymous and didn't check to see if it was true.
by MrXeric
Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: looking for Coleocephalocereus purpureus
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: looking for Coleocephalocereus purpureus

Hello Guys, I am also struggling to find any Coleocephalocereus purpureus seeds on-line. Does anyone out there have some? both succseed and cactusstore/pheonixdesertseeds have some in stock https://www.succseed.com/en/seeds-cacti/coleocephalocereus/coleocephalocereus-purpureus-hu-359.html? https://...
by MrXeric
Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: One more Mamm. ID
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: One more Mamm. ID

Here's one more name to throw into the mix: M. pullihamata, a form with amber, always hooked spines that has been placed in synonymy with M. rekoi.
by MrXeric
Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 26
Views: 873

Re: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?

I prefer plants that look closer to what they look like in habitat, so I try to water and feed accordingly: sparingly and irregularly. I do realize that short of growing my plants in actual habitat conditions , I won't be achieving the look 100%, but close is close enough. :lol: I do like the cultiv...
by MrXeric
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: MrXeric's seedlings 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 11107

Re: MrXeric's seedlings 2021

Here's an update on these 1 year old seedlings, all but one species was harvested from my plants. Mammillaria karwinskiana subs. nejapensis https://imgur.com/0bEcP9M.png Parodia haselbergii , kept dry for the winter. https://imgur.com/m8FRujt.png Eriosyce villicumensis DJF 362 La Laja, San Juan, Arg...
by MrXeric
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 3861

Re: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021

They look great! The Astrophytum are especially coming along nicely.
by MrXeric
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Mammillaria with a hole
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Mammillaria with a hole

New roots are always a happy sight. Congrats on saving your plant!
by MrXeric
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Every day new flowers in the greenhouse in Köln
Replies: 4567
Views: 463951

Re: Every day new flowers in the greenhouse in Köln

I would say gelb vor Neid :wink:, but envy is not quite right, more like admiration (alas I can't recall the German word for it).
by MrXeric
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: MrXeric's flowers and things
Replies: 24
Views: 1384

Re: MrXeric's flowers and things

Pretty cool seeing caput on a graft. Mine only has 4 tubercules and is on its own roots. Thinking of slab grafting the tubercules I grafted this when I burned most of my seedlings last year. I did try to slab graft a few of the tubercles from the less "graftable" seedlings (not enough tap...
by MrXeric
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: MrXeric's flowers and things
Replies: 24
Views: 1384

Re: MrXeric's flowers and things

Some more, recent flowers: Parodia magnifica https://imgur.com/KyLosZn.png Astrophytum hybrid (asterias x capricorne?) https://imgur.com/H7juKZM.png Astrophytum caput-medusae , sown (Oct. 2020) and grafted (Oct. 2021) by me, flowering for the first time today. https://imgur.com/aiezY0V.png https://i...