A quartet of Mammillaria herrerae

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A quartet of Mammillaria herrerae

Post by Diane » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:34 pm

These four Mammillaria herrerae are surpassing themselves this year!

The front double-headed one was purchased at Croydon show about 5 or 6 years ago, the two each side were grown from seed 18 years ago.

The grafted one at the rear was a rescue job from a multi-headed plant that was rotting, and I managed to save one small piece by grafting, a few years ago. It is flowering far better than it ever did on the original plant.
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Re: A quartet of Mammillaria herrerae

Post by sechjoh » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:38 pm

A very nice photo and display! (tu)
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Re: A quartet of Mammillaria herrerae

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:53 pm

Are you setting seed and flooding the local Branch with more seedlings than they know what to do with?
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Re: A quartet of Mammillaria herrerae

Post by Diane » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:04 pm

I did set seed last year, Phil, and haven’t yet got round to sowing it! Been meaning to though, and will attempt to soon. The seed pods are retained close into the body, so a bit tricky to winkle the seeds out.
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Post by Mike P » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:05 pm

Wow they are stunning.
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Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:21 pm

Lovely and clean too, right to the bottom. Well done!
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Post by el48tel » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:09 pm

Lovely!
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Post by juster » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:55 pm

Lovely display Diane, I wish I'd seen that front plant first! :smile:
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Post by Diane » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:19 pm

Thanks, Jean! And it was only £3, but much smaller then.
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Re: A quartet of Mammillaria herrerae

Post by gerald » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:26 pm

Not wanting to steal your thunder Diane, I was going to post this anyway with some kind of caption along the lines of 'a reminder of why I actually grow these things' :smile:
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