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My little precious

Post by Christer Johansson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:01 am

This is my only Aztekium ritteri and it has being grown from seed since 1994. Den är circa 3 centimeter wide and flowers every year. It bloomed for the first time in 2008 It lives in a 6 centimeter square pot and gets water every fortnight from April to October. I keep it in my sleep-window on the middle shelf where it is around 10°C all winter.
One thing I have noticed is that the day-and-night-clock is hard-coded into it. If I change the day into night it flowers in the night.
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Post by ralphrmartin » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:54 pm

Interesting - mine has pure white flowers.
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Re: My little precious

Post by ijsman » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:01 pm

Ver nice
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Post by Christer Johansson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:50 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:Interesting - mine has pure white flowers.
That's the impression I also have that they should be white. Do yours have white buds as well?
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Post by Cidermanrolls » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:39 am

White with an occasional pink stripe on my old plant
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Post by Christer Johansson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 pm

Two flowers at the same time, this time :mrgreen:
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Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:21 pm

No, having thought more carefully, the buds (and hence outsides of the petals) are pink, but the insides of the petals are pure white.
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Re: My little precious

Post by Ariocarpus91 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:16 am

wonderful Aztekium ritteri picture, perfect!
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Post by Christer Johansson » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:03 am

Ariocarpus91 wrote:wonderful Aztekium ritteri picture, perfect!
Thank you :)
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Re: My little precious

Post by iann » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:30 pm

By far the slowest cactus I've ever grown. Mine are five years old and nowhere near flowering, so I don't know what colour they'll be.
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