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Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Mike P » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:47 am

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Interesting that this one flowers whilst so many don't .
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:56 am

which species is that Mike?
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by iann » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:40 pm

What a coincidence! Rare to see flowers on these at all.
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:52 pm

I need to go and check my plant immediately :shock:
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:50 pm

Ali Baba wrote:I need to go and check my plant immediately :shock:
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Mike P » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:30 pm

It came from Michael Kiessling and says it's a patagonica x but not what it's crossed with.
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Mike P » Sat May 19, 2018 7:03 pm

Came home this evening to find three of the flowers open.
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Ali Baba » Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Wow! :smile:
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Post by ralphrmartin » Sat May 19, 2018 8:45 pm

Well done. If any bits fall off, you know where to send them! :cool: :grin:
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Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Post by Terry S. » Sun May 20, 2018 8:37 am

There are only two species: the mat-forming Maihuenia poeppigii and the somewhat larger M. patagonica. So if it is a hybrid then there is only one contender for the other parent; I can't imagine that this genus would hybridise easily with the opuntioides. What conditions do you grow your plant under Mike? Really cold?

For many years, Ingwersen Nursery propagated and sold a single clone of M. poeppigii and this is probably the one that many of us grow. It does seem to be particularly difficult to get this clone to flower. For many years there was a plant of M. poeppigii on the bank outside of Kew's previous alpine house and I think that it rarely if ever flowered, although it did survive outdoors. Mike's Maihuenia is obviously not the Ingwersen clone and it seems as though it has a greater willingness to flower. You will certainly have to follow Ralph's suggestion and make some propagations of it. Does Ian N know the provenance of his plant?
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