Darling buds of March?

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Darling buds of March?

Post by edds » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:15 pm

Was very surprised a couple of days ago to see these;
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C.'Lincoln Stardust'
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C.'Edith'
They weren't there over winter so these are new buds. They're ahead of my Rebutia in the office!
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by Tina » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:34 pm

Looking good, are these under lights or ?, seems early
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by el48tel » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:40 pm

That's good
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by Acid John » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:01 pm

Not long now.
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by edds » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:20 pm

Think your Turbinicarpus will be out way ahead of my ones above John - amazing contrast to the spines!

No artificial lighting Tina but they are in the sunniest spot in my office - they're getting direct light from probably 9ish to about 3pm, when the sun is out. It's also mid 20s most days going down to 12-15oC each night.

I've got other stuff at a similar size or larger not showing buds so either these are very happy or just early starters! One is a Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Whirlwind' that is much larger and hanging up so gets even more sun but no sign of buds on that yet! Gotta love the unpredictability of living things!
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by AndrewB » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:31 pm

Hi Ed,

The buds are definitely this year’s, the ones from last year shrivel to a hairy blob or loose the fresher colouration even when they stay attached.

My Chamaelobivia are also starting to produce buds as are one or two Rebutias!
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by mcdieimp » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:21 am

Very surprised to see these...only just over a year old and repotted for the first time two weeks ago...

Had them under lights in Nov/Dec/Jan and a dose of fertilizer last week...
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by Stuart » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:32 am

Mamm Hernandezii often flowers late, around November time, this is a much better time for it to flower. Nicely grown and not an 'easy' plant.
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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by MikeDom » Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:45 pm

I’ve been waiting 2 months for what should be a great show.

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Re: Darling buds of March?

Post by edds » Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:29 pm

AndrewB wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:31 pm
My Chamaelobivia are also starting to produce buds as are one or two Rebutias!
Still nothing on my Rebutia! Thought they would beat the Chamaelobivia to it!
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