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Common or garden - but very welcome

Post by rodsmith » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:28 pm

My Echinopsis eyriesii (I think that's what it is) has flowered for the first time for me. This was grown from an offset taken from a huge mother plant given to me several years ago. The plant was completely pot bound and desiccated and I saved just one of the many offsets.

Echinopsis eyriesii flower 19 June 2020 Flektogon 35mm 2.4 1559.jpg
Echinopsis eyriesii flower 20 June 2020 Pentacon 30mm 3.5 1567.jpg
Echinopsis eyriesii flower 19 June 2020 Flektogon 35mm 2.4 1565.jpg
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Post by el48tel » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:42 pm

Glad you rescued it .. lovely!
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Post by JonNo » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:03 pm

That is indeed beautiful.
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Post by ralphrmartin » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:04 pm

An oldie but goodie. One of the first plants I had, and I'm still glad to have it!
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Post by Eric Williams » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:25 pm

Lovely plant and flower. This was one of my first ever plants too. I have pictures somewhere, but in black and white lol
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Post by juster » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:27 pm

Lovely flower Rod, well worth saving!
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Post by Ross M » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:33 pm

Lovely Rod 👍 My daughter gave me one years ago (brought home from a school fête) but I have to confess that until last week it has spent it's life in the garden 😣 It's never flowered for me, unlike my outdoor Rebutias.

With it's sentimental value (& with a feeling of guilt on my part), it's now the first plant in the new greenhouse so I'm hoping to see it flower next year
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Post by habanerocat » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:15 pm

Ross M wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Lovely Rod 👍 My daughter gave me one years ago (brought home from a school fête) but I have to confess that until last week it has spent it's life in the garden 😣 It's never flowered for me, unlike my outdoor Rebutias.

With it's sentimental value (& with a feeling of guilt on my part), it's now the first plant in the new greenhouse so I'm hoping to see it flower next year
Have you a name for it?
I have one very similar that has never flowered.
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Post by Ross M » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:50 pm

habanerocat wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Ross M wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Lovely Rod 👍 My daughter gave me one years ago (brought home from a school fête) but I have to confess that until last week it has spent it's life in the garden 😣 It's never flowered for me, unlike my outdoor Rebutias.

With it's sentimental value (& with a feeling of guilt on my part), it's now the first plant in the new greenhouse so I'm hoping to see it flower next year
Have you a name for it?
I have one very similar that has never flowered.
No but I'm guessing it's pretty similar to Rod's, just not as healthy looking (at the moment!)
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Post by Tony R » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:29 pm

Lovely, Ross. So that is at your new inland location? You will soon have that bench full! Good luck!
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