My collection in Finland

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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by kenroy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:00 pm

Magnificent collection, where do you keep them all?
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:54 pm

Thanks, Roy! All my cacti are inside the house in front of windows. The only exception is my four Opuntia fragilis 'Füssen' which are outside in a rockery (and now blooming!), as you can see from my earlier posts.

For a couple of years, I have been especially interested in Astrophytums. In addition to the A. ornatum shown on my last photos, I have just ordered A. caput-medusae from Poland. I will post a photo when it arrives.
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:00 pm

Here it is: Astrophytum caput-medusae from Poland. Hopefully I have managed to plant it in the right depth.
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:31 pm

Here are more pictures showing the blooming Opuntia fragilis 'Füssen' I planted outside in a rockery last year. There were about 40 buds in these four small plants, but one flower only lasts for 1-2 days.
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by kirstyb » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:49 pm

I think you're collection is lovely. I have the opposite problem to you as i have too much light sometimes!
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:06 pm

Thanks, kirstyb! I think you must have great conditions for growing cacti in Greece.
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Keith H » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:58 pm

Hi Pia, thank you for posting the group flowering shots, don't they look great.
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:03 pm

Echinopsis eyresii grows very fast! The first picture was taken two years ago and the second one today.
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The mother is at my working place, and these are its flowers (the second flower was not detached on purpose!).
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:00 pm

Last winter I put this Echinopsis subdenudata variegata in a basement (no light and about +10 C) for 4 months. In spite of the winter rest, it has not bloomed. However, it begun to produce a lot of babies almost immediately I took it back inside the house.
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It has produced (and is still producing) green as well as variegated offshoots. Corking has increased, but I have heard that corking by age is typical of E. subdenudata.
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I don't think it has had too much sunlight although I know that variegated plants are more sensitive to light. In addition to this plant, I have corking only in one very large Ferocactus, not in any other plant.
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Re: My collection in Finland

Post by Pia » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:40 pm

Here is my latest purchase from Poland: Tephrocactus geometricus.
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