How much longer?

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iann
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How much longer?

Post by iann » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:53 pm

I've been watching this Eriosyce llanensis bud develop for a few weeks. It is slow, but I never imagined how far it would go and not open.

Today
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Two weeks ago
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Re: How much longer?

Post by Tina » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:25 pm

That looks a bit ODD
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Re: How much longer?

Post by KarlR » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:47 pm

It'll flower eventually! I hadn't really noticed how long this one takes to open it's buds before, but you're right it takes its time.

It's not Eriosyce/Thelocephala llanensis by the way, but E./T. challensis. Two different species or subspecies depending on your preference.
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Re: How much longer?

Post by Diane » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:27 pm

Glad you made the correction Ian, as my first thought was that it looked like T. challensis.

Top view of mine a few weeks ago, (grafted):
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Re: How much longer?

Post by iann » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:10 pm

Thanks for catching the wrong name. I'll fix the label. Not sure where the real T. llanensis has gone, maybe succumbed to the root mealie invasion a few years back. Still just a huge bud, but fingers crossed not long now.
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Re: How much longer?

Post by iann » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:22 pm

Surely today I thought. I really wanted a display like Diane's, but it wasn't to be. Surely tomorrow!
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Re: How much longer?

Post by Diane » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:55 pm

Tease!
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Re: How much longer?

Post by el48tel » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:30 pm

Blink .... and you'll miss it.
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