Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

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Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by Ernie » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:07 am

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I got this free yesterday at our Chairs open day. It belonged to one of our members who passed away a couple of years ago. I have never grown this before.
Is it best to leave it as it is in the pot shown or would taking it apart and potting up the smaller ones be best.At what time of the year would this be expected to flower. Any comments would be appreciated.
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Re: Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:32 pm

Ernie that is Notocactus Magnificus and a fine plant it is.
Please don't split it up just put it in a larger pot, Large fine old clumps of cacti are getting rare these days and smaller N. magnificus plants are two a penny.
I do think plants that have been well looked after for many years should be passed on to the next generation, so we will end up with some large plants in serious collections as is quite common in Germany.
End of rant and that is a nice gift Ernie.
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Re: Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by Ernie » Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:41 pm

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Thanks Ray. I will repot it as it is. I also got three other plants free from the same collection.
Succulents are really my thing but I do have some cacti. If I had not rescued the plants yesterday they were to be binned. In my mid 70's with failing health its nice to know that my grandson who is 14 is really into gardening and has said he will look after the collection after my day.
If you don't mind please have a go at identifying the others .The one on the left is a big lump and has a label Mamm. gracilis v fragilis (C/0067) Is that correct.
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Re: Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:08 pm

The middle one's probably Echinopsis huascha.
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Re: Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:14 pm

I think you can take the label as being correct for the plant on the left.
I bow to Phil's greater knowledge on the middle plant but it is certainly of the Trichocereus/Echinopsis group.
The plant on the right looks like a Gymnocalycium species but a photo from the side or top might give a better clue to the species.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by Ernie » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:45 am

RAYWOODBRIDGE wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:14 pm
I think you can take the label as being correct for the plant on the left.
I bow to Phil's greater knowledge on the middle plant but it is certainly of the Trichocereus/Echinopsis group.
The plant on the right looks like a Gymnocalycium species but a photo from the side or top might give a better clue to the species.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Ray. Here is a top view also another of the Notocactus in its new pot.
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Re: Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by Tony R » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:28 am

Nice pot, Ernie! (tu)
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Re: Notocactus magnificus -according to the label

Post by Ernie » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:10 am

Thanks Tony. You will probably have guessed why 'blue' is my favourite color. :wink:
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