Rebutia Muscula

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cactuspip
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Rebutia Muscula

Post by cactuspip » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:40 am

My Rebutia Muscula has decided it is not November, but July.
It has had a single flower open now for over 2 weeks now. The photograph was taken a week ago, but the flower is still open.
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Re: Rebutia Muscula

Post by Tony R » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:53 am

Lovely, Phil. Perhaps it is flowering in sympathy with all those orange-flowered Conophytum cultivars nearby :wink:
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Re: Rebutia Muscula

Post by juster » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:21 pm

It's good to see even a single Rebutia flower at this dull time of the year, and this is always a pretty species. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Rebutia Muscula

Post by Lyn » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:22 am

So BEAUTIFUL :-) its amazing how our plants will flower even at the craziest of times :-) XXXXX <3
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Re: Rebutia Muscula

Post by DaveW » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:19 pm

Individual flowers tend to last longer in dull cool weather, it is hot sun that shortens their lifespan. Though some may not even open fully in dull conditions.

Nocturnal flowers like Echinopsis may only last part of the following day if the day is hot, but may last a few days if it is cool dull weather. Flimsy flowers are a big water loss for desert plants, so they only keep them open long enough for pollination in order to reduce water loss.
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