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by iann
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Tea Tray of Strombocactus
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: A Tea Tray of Strombocactus

Looks fatter than your average plant. Maybe grafted? Or just a different soil? This is usually considered to be self-fertile, but I've found that some plants aren't. Fingers crossed. It only takes a few weeks after the flower for the seeds to spill into the wool. Have fun getting them out!
by iann
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria albicans
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Mammillaria albicans

A slightly ungainly plant with very nice flowers
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by iann
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tatty fenestraria rhopalophylla
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Tatty fenestraria rhopalophylla

Yes, you can take cuttings, but they can also just be divided. If you take it out of the pot, you'll be able to split off small clumps and create more tidy plants.
by iann
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pediocactus grow in the summer
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Pediocactus grow in the summer

I've got a few of these already, but I might try the seeds this winter. Not likely to end up with hundreds too many!
by iann
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Just because I like it
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Just because I like it

Avonia quinaria ssp alstonii
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by iann
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pediocactus grow in the summer
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Pediocactus grow in the summer

Most people treat their Pediocactus as dormant in the summer, but they're not completely asleep. This P. sileri lost its roots, but it is growing new ones at the moment. sileri-0701.jpg Some Pediocactus species develop buds in the summer of the year before they flower. This P. knowltonii is growing ...
by iann
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria albiflora
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Mammillaria albiflora

It isn't M. herrerae. They're quite distinct and this isn't it, spines, body, and roots are all M. albiflora. The flower, on the other hand ... a hybrid is a possibility, but if anything the flowers are even smaller than M. herrerae.
by iann
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria albiflora
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Mammillaria albiflora

This is one of my favourite species because of its normally spectacular flowers. Like these:
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by iann
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria albiflora
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Mammillaria albiflora

Or not? These flowers aren't quite what I was expecting.
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by iann
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Differences between "T. valdezianus" and "T. valdezianus v. albiflorus"
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Differences between "T. valdezianus" and "T. valdezianus v. albiflorus"

I haven't noticed any size difference between var valdezianus and var albiflorus. Var albiflorus appears less densely-spined, with more of the green body visible. I haven't counted if there is an actual difference in the spine counts, but the appearance is quite distinct. Flowers are different obvio...