Neoporteria senilis

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Neoporteria senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:41 pm

At least that was the name on the seed packet. Not sure what it is called now but it is a lovely plant with a very dark purple body under those curly spines
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by el48tel » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:10 pm

Is that yet another case of, "the names have been changed to protect the innocent"?

Lovely plant, though
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Tina » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:41 am

That looks lovely , amazing set of spines, can we have a body shot if you have time plz
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:57 pm

Here you go, not that you can see much body under those spines. This was grown from BCSS seed with the additional info ex KK.
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Tina » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:00 pm

Thats really lovely even I would like that, how old is it then ? nice achievement when you grow it your self.
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:03 pm

I also have this younger one N. senilis exFR243, similar dark body but much more pointed spines
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:45 pm

Tina wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:00 pm
Thats really lovely even I would like that, how old is it then ? nice achievement when you grow it your self.
Seed sown in 2008, and 2012 for the grey spined one
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Aiko » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:09 pm

I thought this species has fluffy and soft spines, basically wooly. But these look rather sharp and pointy.
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Tony R » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:45 pm

Excellent seed-raised plants, Alan, well done!
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Re: Neoporteria senilis

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:50 pm

The spines are very stiff and sharp
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