they are small but they know how to get noticed

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they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by rcapra » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:43 pm

In these days the frailea have taken advantage of the clear sky and the great heat.
(densipectinata - pumila v. rubrispina - obscura - pygmaea var. dadakii).

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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by Ernie » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:48 pm

Magnificent
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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by Tina » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:09 pm

They look lovely, first one is a hairy beast, ideal as you can have a big collection of them as they are little gems.
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Post by Tony R » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:37 pm

Smashing, Ruggero, great weather for Frailea flowers!
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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:50 pm

Interesting to see the differences in these flowers. I had an impression that all Frailea flowers were pretty much the same, but these photos show there are some differences once you can compare them.
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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by rodsmith » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:11 am

Lovely flowers, beautifully photographed. Thank you for posting.
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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by fatich » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:15 am

My all Frailea species only produce seedpods.
What makes them to flower?
I keep my plants indoors.
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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by Christian » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:23 am

fatich wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:15 am
My all Frailea species only produce seedpods.
What makes them to flower?
I keep my plants indoors.
It‘s the heat they need - I’ve only seen a few of mine opening their flowers, on the hottest days of the year. Lovely set of pictures, Ruggero…
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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by RJC » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:28 am

I think the heat is needed as the buds form; I have had mine flower on dull cool days once flower buds have been set, as opposed to cleistogamous ones.
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Re: they are small but they know how to get noticed

Post by rcapra » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:26 pm

My impression is that the opening of these flowers is consequent to a mix of sun and temperature but the latter prevails (keep in mind that I have a 50% white shaded net and the opening of the flowers took place with about 30 ° Celsius ).
I have great admiration for the formidable growers who often post their experience here and I think they will be able to give a well-articulated opinion.
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