Sunday, July 7, 2013

Last Week's Cactus Flowers


Echinopsis flower on July 3, 2013


Matucana madisoniorum flower on July 4, 2013

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers on both the Echinopsis and the Matucana. Your Echinopsis looks spineless. Is it a particular cultivar? There is one out there called 'Fuzzy Navel' but I believe it has white flowers and fuzzy aeroles. The stripe in the flower petals is very attractive.

    The Matucana madisoniorum is also almost spineless. That's a trait that makes repotting a lot easier! I have grown M. madisoniorum in the past but always seemed to have mite problems with it. It sure produces an outstanding flower. Great plants. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    1. Hi Bob, thank you for your comment (and your praise).

      The Echinopsis was a gift and I have no idea what kind it is exactly. The person who gave it to me got it at a rarity plant market, so it's quite possible that this is no ordinary Echinopsis.

      The Matucana is one I have grown from seeds myself. I have two more (from the same set of seeds) that have spines and are a lot harder to repot than this one. I don't know why this one turned out to be so "naked" and evenly round, but it's the biggest one and the only one that flowers.

      I'm always happy to share the beauty that happens on my window sill! :) Glad you enjoyed the pics!

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