Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

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Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by MikeDom » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:32 pm

Surprised to find a 2 year old Thelocactus lausseri in flower, none of his siblings were tempted to do the same. The flower bud has been forming for 6 weeks and it finally took a splash of water for the flower to open. It's been growing unshaded in the apex of the greenhouse from a very young age as I was told it will get stressed if it doesn't get enough light. Maybe that helped. The plants are in 2.5" pots.
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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by Patrick » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:19 pm

Yes that seems pretty fast, mine flower beautifully and early every year but they are a few years older
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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by Diane » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:48 am

Mine has been in flower for a week or two. I can't remember where I obtained this one, (maybe a branch raffle prize) or how long I've had it, at least 3 or 4 years, I think.
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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by Christian » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:59 am

Look at those spines!
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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by el48tel » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:51 pm

Diane wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:48 am
Mine has been in flower for a week or two. I can't remember where I obtained this one, (maybe a branch raffle prize) or how long I've had it, at least 3 or 4 years, I think.

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Awesome spines!
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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by Patrick » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:25 pm

Yes it's the spines that I love about this plant
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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by peterh » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:03 pm

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Another one in flower today
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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by MikeDom » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:00 pm

One year on (now 3 years old) after transplanting into 3 - 3.5" pots. A substrate of pure lava rock and a diet of high potash fertiliser. Plenty of buds on each plant, spines lengthening nicely.

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Re: Young Thelocactus lausseri in flower

Post by Tony R » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:16 pm

A lovely set of "seedlings", Mike, well done!
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