First ever flower - this late!!

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Chris43
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First ever flower - this late!!

Post by Chris43 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:32 pm

I wandered into the greenhouse this afternoon, really to check on the temperatures and make sure none of the seedlinsg I still have in the warm area had dried out.

And I was so surprised to see that one of my Mammillarias was in flower, and this is the first time that this plant has ever flowered for me. As it comes from southern Mexico, I have no idea what it thinks the season is here. I have some others, like M. plumosa and hernandezii, but this is their time to flower. Maybe this is an autumn or winrter flowerer, anyone know?

Anyway, here is my out of season Mammillaria sartorii, according to my records propagated from plants which were Felix Oteroi collected, though it doesn't have an FO number.

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Re: First ever flower - this late!!

Post by Cactus Jack » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:32 pm

Hi Chris i was down at my dad's g'house today and there was an Ephillium in full flower and another hanging plant . I think the plants are totally confused 8-))

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Re: First ever flower - this late!!

Post by Roy » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:17 pm

I also had a suprise, this Oreocereus hempelianus had flowered quite prolifically, normally if is reluctant to flower for me. (Arequipa rettigii when I bought it.)
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