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by Ali Baba
Thu May 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Early flowers?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Early flowers?

I last watered mine about ten days ago, so likewise having a rest for the summer. Usually I have visible small buds by now, but not this year for some reason


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by Ali Baba
Wed May 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Early flowers?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Early flowers?

Excellent. I am giving my plants the iann summer rest this year to see if I can encourage flowers, no sign of buds so far, unusually


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by Ali Baba
Sun May 20, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Maihuenia flower buds
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Maihuenia flower buds

My Maihuenia poeppigii is seed grown, so not the Ingwersen clone, but still very reluctant to flower. I sowed the seed in 1999 so it's a big plant now...
by Ali Baba
Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Maihuenia flower buds
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Wow! :smile:
by Ali Baba
Sat May 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few flowers from the greenhouse this morning
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: A few flowers from the greenhouse this morning

Toumeya papyracantha IMG_1394.JPG A very old plant of Eriocyce napina IMG_1388.JPG There's a plant under there somewhere Rebutia narvaecensis IMG_1387.JPG A seedling Lobivia famatimensis IMG_1392.JPG One of my various colour forms of Sulcorebutia krugeri IMG_1393.JPG Its hard to think of a jollier ...
by Ali Baba
Sat May 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few flowers from the greenhouse this morning
Replies: 5
Views: 194

A few flowers from the greenhouse this morning

This plant surprised me by flowering at only 2 years old from seed: Mammillaria longiflora IMG_1384.JPG I like to line out seedlings in trays until they have all flowered, to pick the best to keep: here are Rebutia kupperiana and a single flower on R. padcayensis IMG_1385.JPG This plant has lots of ...
by Ali Baba
Fri May 11, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Are these buds?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Are these buds?

O. basilaris ssp. basilaris grows new pads from the base rather than the apex of the pads, so you end up with a rather wide sprawling plants, (unless you grow the ssp brachyclados in which case it grows upwards and sprawls out too), so what you are seeing is the natural growth form. Mine is in a hu...
by Ali Baba
Thu May 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Are these buds?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Are these buds?

A flower bud
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A new pad
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by Ali Baba
Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Are these buds?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Are these buds?

Definitely not buds. Buds are easily differentiated from young shoots as the former are circular in cross section and have a distinct crown of glochids like a pixie hat. I will post a couple of pictures of my plant in a bit. I think your plant will have to be considerably older and larger before it ...
by Ali Baba
Mon May 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Brachystelma Barberae
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: Brachystelma Barberae

I grew it as a houseplant when I lived in North Wales [emoji15] It was evicted to a cold frame in the back garden at flowering time, even so you could smell it as you came up to the house. The scent is indescribable, although Ralph’s description is not bad!


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