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My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:04 pm

Hi everyone,

I have introduced myself on a section "Introduce Yorself". I will show here some photos of my collection in Finland. Because I have many pictures, I will put them here gradually. Some of the cacti have grown considerably since I took the picture.

Echinopsis haematantha variegata
Haematantha1x.jpg

Echinopsis subdenudata 'Tufty'
Subdenudata1x.jpg
Stenocactus hastatus variegata
Stenocactus1x.jpg
Echinopsis eyresii
Vanhapoika1x.jpg
Echinopsis subdenudata variegata
Subdenudata3x.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:22 pm

Schlumbergera truncata
Schlumb10x.jpg
Ferocactus
Rautakaktus1x.jpg
Polaskia chichipe crest
Polaskia2x.jpg
Polaskia chichipe crest
Polaskia3x.jpg
Myrtillocactus geometrizans f. cristata
Myrtillo3x.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:34 pm

Opuntia monacantha variegata
Monacantha9x.jpg
Opuntia leucotricha(?)
Partaopuntia3x.jpg
Opuntia tuna crest
Tuna1x.jpg
Opuntia brasiliensis
Kukka1x.jpg
Epiphyllum (unknown, sold as oxypetalum)
Epi8x.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:48 pm

Echinocereus rigidissimus var. rubispinus
Echinocereus5x.jpg
Cereus peruvianus f. monstrose
KalliokaktusAx.jpg
Cereus peruvianus f. monstrose
KalliokaktusB2x.jpg
Mamillaria gracilis
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Echinocactus grusonii
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:06 pm

Oreocereus trollii
Trollii2x.jpg
Pilosocereus (pachycladus?) on the right (other cacti are presented elsewhere)
Pilosocereus4x.jpg
Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudum variegata
Astrophytum3x.jpg
Astrophytum asterias ('Special Marking')
Asterias1x.jpg
Astrophytum capricorne
Capricorne1x.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:20 pm

Astrophytum asterias cv. Super Kabuto V-type
Superkabuto2x.jpg
Astrophytum myriostigma
Myriostigma3x.jpg
Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina
Kermesina3x.jpg
Selenicereus grandiflorus
Selenicereus5x.jpg
Echinocactus grusonii
SiilikaktusA6x.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:32 pm

Oreocereus trollii
Trollii6x.jpg
Echinopsis subdenudata 'Tufty'
Tuftyx.jpg
Epiphyllum anguliger
Anguliger5x.jpg
Schlumbergera truncata
Schlumb1x.jpg
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Astrophytum myriostigma
Astrophytum1x.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:06 pm

I also have a few succulents other than cactus (mainly at my office at the hospital).

Euphorbia horrida
Horrida3x.jpg
This mother plant made a baby in Autumn 1.5 years ago, but due to the long and dark winter, the growth was highly elongated (see photo). Now it looks much better, but I don't have a new picture.
Horrida6x.jpg
Euphorbia obesa (male)
Obesa1x.jpg
Lithops julii ssp. fulleri
Lithopsx.jpg
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'
Anopinkielix.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:24 pm

Finally, here is a photo showing the poor light conditions in winter (naturally, there are also sunny days in winter, but the daylight only lasts for a few hours). However, all my opuntias have grown extremely well. This one in the photo has already reached the ceiling (like Opuntia brasiliensis). Likewise, my Opuntia monacantha variegata is 1.5 meter wide and tall. Also Pilosocereus has reached the ceiling, but it's growth is not as thick as it should be (due to the lack of light). The growth of my Echinocereus grusonii and Ferocactus is also elongated, but I will post new photos with my question regarding to the shape of their growth later under a new headline.
Partaopuntia5x.jpg
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by AnTTun » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:24 pm

Seems someone has a thing for unusual colors and shapes :)

Two things you should pay attention to:

1. Columnar cacti look like 'I had light, i didn't have light'. they should have pretty much the same diameter all the way to top.
2. I don't know what kind of soil mix you use, but still, no reason to pot small plants into too big pots.

Just a friendly suggestions :)
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