Mammillaria senilis

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Mike P
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Mammillaria senilis

Post by Mike P » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:33 pm

Ok so it’s going to have three flowers this year. I’ve done everything advised- bright position, cold dry winter, talked nicely to it etc.
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so am at a loss to know what to try next.
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Re: Mammillaria senilis

Post by juster » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:36 pm

A great success in comparison to my track record with this plant!
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Re: Mammillaria senelis

Post by el48tel » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:06 pm

Nice looking plant though
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Re: Mammillaria senilis

Post by Tony R » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:32 pm

Three are infinitely better than in your previous years, so you have done well :smile:
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Re: Mammillaria senilis

Post by Mike P » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:37 pm

Yes Tony you’re right it’s all relative!
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Re: Mammillaria senilis

Post by Phil_SK » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:48 pm

If you've set up all the conditions needed to trigger flowering then surely all that's required for there to be more flowers is to get the plant a bit bigger?
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Re: Mammillaria senilis

Post by Mike P » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:52 pm

It’s orange sized now. Patience is needed I guess.
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Re: Mammillaria senilis

Post by Diane » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:18 pm

Well, you did better than me! A similar sized plant started with about 7 buds, but only one is developing, the rest aborted!
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