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Now I'm excited

Post by iann » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:16 pm

Doesn't look much, but that's the bud of a white flower on Mammillaria senilis. First time on this seedling, been looking forward to white flowers for a long time.
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Post by Diane » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:39 pm

Excellent, Ian! I lost my white flowered form a few years ago, but now have some young seedlings, so fingers crossed they will be true (if I live long enough! :lol: ) My normal red form seems to abort buds very readily - I’ve recently placed a plant that had 7 buds just visible into a propagator with lights and watered it, but only one bud is developing. Two much larger plants are showing no signs of buds at all this year.
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Post by iann » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:00 pm

Diane wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:39 pm
Excellent, Ian! I lost my white flowered form a few years ago, but now have some young seedlings, so fingers crossed they will be true (if I live long enough! :lol: ) My normal red form seems to abort buds very readily - I’ve recently placed a plant that had 7 buds just visible into a propagator with lights and watered it, but only one bud is developing. Two much larger plants are showing no signs of buds at all this year.
I think it was your plant I saw a few years back that convinced me I had to grow this.
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Post by Diane » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:15 pm

Aah, how time flies! This was it seven years ago, in all its glory!
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Mammillopsis senilis white flowered form
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Post by juster » Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:12 pm

Beautiful plant Diane, such a shame that you have lost it. I've never kept either form for more than a few years, I don't try any more :cry:
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Post by Christian » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:12 pm

There are no buds on my M. senilis this year either. I wonder whether the gloomy autumn/winter had an effect on this? They are never as exuberant as yours has been, Diane, but they usually produce at least a few flowers.
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Post by Diane » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:06 pm

Yes, Christian, I do wonder whether a lack of sun is the problem, it’s been a pretty dull winter this year.
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Post by el48tel » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:25 pm

Nor on mine
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Post by Ali Baba » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:57 pm

Plenty of buds on mine (red form), looking like they will be open in a week or two. I must have a good clone as it has flowered reliably each year since it started to flower. I raised it from seed from Doug Rowlands list I think
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Re: Now I'm excited

Post by Ali Baba » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:07 pm

This was mine on 10th April last year, I’m guessing it will be much earlier this year
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