First Pterocactus of the year

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First Pterocactus of the year

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Endeavouring to grow Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia. Fallen out of love with Lithops and aggravated by Aeoniums.
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It has beat my P.fischeri by a day if it is sunny tomorrow :wink:
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Impressed! None of mine even have obvious buds yet.
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Well it ended up 2 days after yours Mike.
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That’s lovely Ray.
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I noticed P. megliolii is in flower as I left the greenhouse tonight, I will try and take photo tomorrow.
Trouble is the flower looked pink in the late evening light, I always though megliolii had yellow flowers :eek:
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Noticed buds on my valentinii for the first time today. The hard prune last year has obviously had the desired effect.
Growing in Nottingham for the past 4 years and recently found my way to a Nottingham branch meeting. A few plants on a windowsill has very quickly turned into a greenhouse full!

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After a bit of research.
P. megliolii seems to have two clones one with the yellow flowers and one with a more typical Pterocactus flower which seems to be what my plant is.
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Ray,

your P. megliolii seems to be a wonderful P. gonjianii.

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