Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

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Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by Mike P » Tue May 26, 2020 10:48 pm

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Several clones of T verschaffeltii clones have opened flowers in the last few days:
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by Phil_SK » Wed May 27, 2020 6:16 am

Mine opened a few flowers yesterday but only a little as it was so cloudy.
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by Mike P » Wed May 27, 2020 9:00 am

Yes this was at the weekend.
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by Tony R » Wed May 27, 2020 9:52 am

Lovely, most of mine just do not perform like your clones.
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by ralphrmartin » Wed May 27, 2020 2:55 pm

I like the colour of that orange one! I suppose like many Opuntioids, the flower colour changes over time?
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by Mike P » Thu May 28, 2020 6:42 am

The orange one came from Ian Robinson as a yellow flowered clone. It’s definitely not red but not really yellow. I can send you a piece if you want.
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by Phil_SK » Thu May 28, 2020 11:33 am

My plant is starting to look like one of those thousand-year-old oak trees as it's increaingly trussed and trained with bits of wire and thread. During the growing season and when not in flower it supports itself just fine but collapses over winter and when in flower if left to its own devices. It's perhaps my most ugly plant.
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But the flowers make up for it. I don't find that the colour changes much with age. There's a range of flower ages here, from some that opened this morning to some that are several days old.
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by ralphrmartin » Thu May 28, 2020 6:24 pm

Mike P wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:42 am
The orange one came from Ian Robinson as a yellow flowered clone. It’s definitely not red but not really yellow. I can send you a piece if you want.
Thanks Mike, I'd like to give it a go. Let me know what I can send back...
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by Phil_SK » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:20 pm

Not quite so many flowers this year, though still probably the best show among the opuntias, other than the tunillas perhaps.
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Re: Tephrocactus verschaffeltii

Post by NickHitchcock » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:34 pm

They are some beautiful flowers Phil and Mike
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