A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

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A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by iann » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:04 pm

Gymnocalycium mesopotamicum is a relatively new discovery. 1980, I think? It has shiny green bodies and will form clumps after a while. It is easy enough to grow, handles sun well but can scorch in a hot greenhouse, is hardy well below freezing. All fairly innocuous, but it produces lots of very nice flowers.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by Mal L » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:21 pm

I'd like to think that I'm great at identifying Gymnos - but I am not! Just happened to hover my cursor over the photo to reveal it is G. mesopotamicum, in case anyone else wonders.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by iann » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:22 pm

Mal L wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:21 pm
I'd like to think that I'm great at identifying Gymnos - but I am not! Just happened to hover my cursor over the photo to reveal it is G. mesopotamicum, in case anyone else wonders.
I did miss an important word out of that first sentence, didn't I?
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by juster » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:21 pm

Lovely plant and flowers, definitely worth growing.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by mcdieimp » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:42 pm

Hoping my little G. Mesopotamicum might put on a show. Just one 1 years old.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by el48tel » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:55 pm

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Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by iann » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:11 pm

The flowers should look spectacular on that tiny plant.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:10 pm

Beautiful red throat on those flowers, nice photo iann.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by mcdieimp » Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:19 pm

Taken a little longer to flower than I was expecting but the Bank Holiday sun finally did the trick.
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Re: A cactus that deserves to be grown more widely

Post by iann » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:51 pm

Are the flowers completely white? Mine all have a red throat.
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