Mammillaria theresae making the most of the sunshine!

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Mammillaria theresae making the most of the sunshine!

Post by Diane » Sat May 29, 2021 4:39 pm

My old Mammillaria theresae in full flow today. I think it was originally a seedling from Ken Burke many years ago, so at least 30 years old, and I counted 16 heads on it. Unusual, because this species is so often solitary. I have raised seeds from it, but so far, none have offset.

It’s a quick pic taken on the iPad, so colours look a bit bright.
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Re: Mammillaria theresae making the most of the sunshine!

Post by ralphrmartin » Sat May 29, 2021 4:49 pm

Wow, you should be proud if that.
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Post by Herts Mike » Sat May 29, 2021 5:25 pm

That is a beauty!
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Post by juster » Sat May 29, 2021 5:37 pm

Lovely plant Diane, I’ve got many plants which came from Ken - happy days!
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Post by el48tel » Sun May 30, 2021 8:47 am

Sunshades at the ready
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Re: Mammillaria theresae making the most of the sunshine!

Post by Mark07 » Mon May 31, 2021 11:00 am

Beautiful plant Diane (tu)

Mine is just a couple of days behind yours. I’ve no idea how old it is as it was an eBay purchase a couple of years ago. Slightly different shade of flower but produces some very viable seed. Nearly every one of the 30+ seeds I’ve harvested have germinated and are doing really well. I’ve just pollinated it and will hopefully be able to share some seed next year to the BCSS seed pool.
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Re: Mammillaria theresae making the most of the sunshine!

Post by Diane » Mon May 31, 2021 11:23 am

That’s a super plant, Mark! And a better photo than mine...
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Post by juster » Mon May 31, 2021 12:04 pm

Lovely plant Mark (tu)
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Re: Mammillaria theresae making the most of the sunshine!

Post by colser » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:52 pm

Awesome plant.

I look forward to distributing the seeds 😁
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Re: Mammillaria theresae making the most of the sunshine!

Post by Diane » Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:14 pm

Second flush of flowers this week, even more of them! Better colour rendition this time.
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