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"See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Stuart Estell » Sat May 30, 2009 1:53 pm

Cumulopuntia sphaerica in action:

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This is allegedly the same clone as a plant that won the National a good many years ago (ex-Len Evans, Birmingham branch). The joints have a nice glaucous tinge to them.

Today is the flower's third day, and as you can probably tell, the process whereby some opuntia flowers darken as they age is well underway. These are a much clearer yellow when they first open.
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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Benjy » Sat May 30, 2009 3:37 pm

Well thats a crackin' Golden color now and looks better than the yellow :)
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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Mike P » Sat May 30, 2009 6:13 pm

Nice.
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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Chris in Leeds » Sat May 30, 2009 9:33 pm

Thats made my mind up Stuart I am sending my small opuntias on holiday to your greenhouse and see if they flower then
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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by lancer99 » Sat May 30, 2009 10:06 pm

Chris in Leeds Wrote:
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> Thats made my mind up Stuart I am sending my small
> opuntias on holiday to your greenhouse and see if
> they flower then

Me too! Mine is just putting on new growth.

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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Tony R » Sat May 30, 2009 10:09 pm

Nice flower - it's been a good weekend for opuntia flowers here in Kent too - O. dimorpha (sphaerica), corrugata, basilaris, mistensis, microdisca .;...
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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Stuart Estell » Sat May 30, 2009 10:43 pm

lancer99 Wrote:
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> Chris in Leeds Wrote:
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> > Thats made my mind up Stuart I am sending my
> small
> > opuntias on holiday to your greenhouse and see
> if
> > they flower then
>
> Me too! Mine is just putting on new growth.

Actually this one doesn't bother growing any more. All it wants to do is flower!

Chris, feel free to "loan" me as many plants as you like :lolbt:
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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Benjy » Sat May 30, 2009 11:27 pm

Stuart Estell Wrote:
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> Actually this one doesn't bother growing any more.

Check the pH of your potting mix.

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Re: "See, it's worth growing me!"

Post by Stuart Estell » Sun May 31, 2009 9:04 pm

Some sphaerica clones seem to do this Benjy - they get to a certain point and then flower their socks off continually instead of making new joints.
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