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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby Keith H » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:13 am

FaeLLe wrote:
Keith H wrote:That is an impressive root system, I bet you can not wait to see it flowering.


Interestingly it has 4 flower buds already on the plant though I dont think they will flower till spring now :)


It would be a big mistake to go 'Oh flowers...... must give water.......' assuming that you are not growing indoors with heat and UV lights, they will have to wait untill spring.
I look forward to seeing more pictures.
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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby FaeLLe » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:03 pm

Keith H wrote:
FaeLLe wrote:
Keith H wrote:That is an impressive root system, I bet you can not wait to see it flowering.


Interestingly it has 4 flower buds already on the plant though I dont think they will flower till spring now :)


It would be a big mistake to go 'Oh flowers...... must give water.......' assuming that you are not growing indoors with heat and UV lights, they will have to wait untill spring.
I look forward to seeing more pictures.


Hi Keith,

I actually have in my indoors greenhouse under 300W grow lights which have full spectrum (red, blue) and UV + little Infrared LED's. Also despite my turning the heating off in my grow room it is hard for it to drop below 20 C, at night it goes down to 15-17 C.....
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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby Keith H » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:39 pm

FaeLLe wrote:
Keith H wrote:
FaeLLe wrote:
Interestingly it has 4 flower buds already on the plant though I dont think they will flower till spring now :)


It would be a big mistake to go 'Oh flowers...... must give water.......' assuming that you are not growing indoors with heat and UV lights, they will have to wait untill spring.
I look forward to seeing more pictures.


Hi Keith,

I actually have in my indoors greenhouse under 300W grow lights which have full spectrum (red, blue) and UV + little Infrared LED's. Also despite my turning the heating off in my grow room it is hard for it to drop below 20 C, at night it goes down to 15-17 C.....


Cool, check out some of the posts from our Scandi-wegian members, they work wonders with grow lights.
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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby FaeLLe » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:48 pm

Keith H wrote:Cool, check out some of the posts from our Scandi-wegian members, they work wonders with grow lights.


Any suggestions on usernames / who they are? I know MartinDK is one of them with his great adeniums!

Repotted it this morning so thought of sharing some other pics of it where the flower buds are visible, I could count 8 of them! -> https://imgur.com/gallery/K7QBH
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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby AllanA » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:58 am

KarlR is one and he wrote a superb article in the xerophilia on line mag.
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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby Keith H » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:25 am

FaeLLe wrote:
Keith H wrote:Cool, check out some of the posts from our Scandi-wegian members, they work wonders with grow lights.


Any suggestions on usernames / who they are? I know MartinDK is one of them with his great adeniums!

Repotted it this morning so thought of sharing some other pics of it where the flower buds are visible, I could count 8 of them! -> https://imgur.com/gallery/K7QBH



Have a look at Christer Johansson , he posts some very nice and well photographed plants, there are others but they are not so easy to remember / find. Try looking back at the forum in late winter / early spring of previous years, the time when most UK growers have greenhouses full of dormant plants with nothing to talk about or photograph, thread title is usually species name and there are often lots of replies.
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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby FaeLLe » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:14 pm

Keith H wrote:
FaeLLe wrote:
Keith H wrote:That is an impressive root system, I bet you can not wait to see it flowering.


Interestingly it has 4 flower buds already on the plant though I dont think they will flower till spring now :)


It would be a big mistake to go 'Oh flowers...... must give water.......' assuming that you are not growing indoors with heat and UV lights, they will have to wait untill spring.
I look forward to seeing more pictures.


Hi Keith,

They have been just under my MarsHydro LED grow lights (top shelf treatment) and maybe 20 cm away from a T8 tubelight.
This is what I noticed this morning, 13 flower buds in total waiting to open up!

Appreciate some guidance from the resident experts if I should perhaps give them a tiny sip of water?
The temperatures are just not going below 20-24 Celcius in my indoor greenhouse....

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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby Keith H » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:15 pm

(tu) Looking good, unfortunatly I have no experiance of grow lights so can not advise re. the watering.
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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby FaeLLe » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:49 pm

I decided to water it and it has flowered :)

Trying foolishly every day to cross pollinate with a fine paintbrush but it doesnt seem to do anything.

I am saving some pollen on the brush for when another of my mammillaria flowers, there is one in kitchen with 13 pink flower buds probably waiting for spring.

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Re: Mammillaria aureilanata

Postby Aiko » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:56 pm

FaeLLe wrote:Trying foolishly every day to cross pollinate with a fine paintbrush but it doesnt seem to do anything.


I usually just use my fingers for these kind of flowers. Much easier, more control. Just be sure to use one specific finger for specific species if you are pollinating multiple species (with each other within each species) at a time, to prevent cross pollination.

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