A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

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A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by Chris L » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:10 am

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Time to investigate I think........ :roll:
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Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by Chris L » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:24 pm

Well I've de-potted it and got as much compost off as I can but I can't see how they split up. :shock: :???: :???:
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Post by ralphrmartin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:50 pm

I doubt you'ld get it past a judge. I got pooh-poohed for a similar picture of a Conophytum clump. :grin:
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Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by Terry S. » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:08 am

Did it start off as one of those Dutch multi-seedling pot-fulls?
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Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by Chris L » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 am

Terry S. wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:08 am
Did it start off as one of those Dutch multi-seedling pot-fulls?
I don't know. It was a raffle prize, pretty much as you see it now.

I'll have to try and take a picture of it upside down - it won't come apart without serious damage!
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Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by Chris L » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:36 pm

These are various pictures of the underside of the "plant" I cannot tease them apart without breaking something, so it is either one weird plant, or there are multiple stems that have got wrapped around each other.
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Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by Eric Williams » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:42 pm

Wierd or not, great root system lol. Cheers
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Post by D^L » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:49 pm

FWIW I think these are separate seedlings, no evidence of where one "offsets" from another. They have been growing together for so long that separating them will do a lot of damage! Nice potful of friends!
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Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by el48tel » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:59 pm

Did you get your Weetabix this morning?
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Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

Post by Tony R » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:43 pm

D^L wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:49 pm
FWIW I think these are separate seedlings, no evidence of where one "offsets" from another. They have been growing together for so long that separating them will do a lot of damage! Nice potful of friends!
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Indeed, I agree.
But, a judicious knife and allowing to callous over before repotting will work fine for something like bocasana, imo.
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