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olga_batalov
May 9, 2020 7:41 PM CST
Okay, so there is a thread for this already, but it is too broad I think. This one is specific to cacti in flower.

I just got this cactus in the mail from eBay, in bud; the buds survived both shipment and transplant Lovey dubby .
I always liked the bicolors but the species are so variable that getting ones that for sure have bi-colored flowers is difficult unless you buy them in bloom.


I also got Sulcorebutia bicolor but I think all of its buds are spent... oh well always next year!

And today, the first of my "Easter" cacti! I have some Echinopsis and Trichocereus in bud but they are still a ways away. I bought this Echinobivia (Echinopsis x Lobivia) hybrid not long after seeing a presentation at the San Diego cactus and succulent society by YouTuber EchinopsisFreak. I saw it and Echinopsis subdenudata for sale at Home Depot for really cheap in 3 inch pots and figured why not.
Glad I made that decision! Lovey dubby

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DaisyI
May 9, 2020 9:33 PM CST
I think you are looking for the 'Cactus and Succulent Chat':

The thread "Cactus and succulents chat" in Cactus and Succulents forum
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skopjecollection
May 9, 2020 9:36 PM CST
For once i agree with dasiy- either post it in the thread(cactus/succulent flowers have been posted there), or the chat(because this is still a c&s forum). No point in opening a new topic...
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Baja_Costero
May 9, 2020 11:59 PM CST

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Wonderful, super colorful blooms! Smiling

I celebrate the opportunity to have a thread with cactus flowers. We do not have one dedicated to this subject and I think the idea is great, wherever it leads.

This was in the public garden this afternoon....

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These 2 Parodias are on the patio (second one just getting started).

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 10, 2020 12:02 AM CST
skopjecollection said:For once i agree with dasiy- either post it in the thread(cactus/succulent flowers have been posted there), or the chat(because this is still a c&s forum). No point in opening a new topic...


You shouldn't have because you missed my meaning. Smiling
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olga_batalov
May 21, 2020 5:13 PM CST
@Baja_Costero - I too was looking for a thread dedicated to cactus flowers and did not find one. This thread does not seem to be all that active through.

This cactus flowered yesterday.

I was able to snap a quick picture at 6:20 am before work, thinking I might be able take more in the early afternoon. The species is supposed to be night-blooming so I moved it to the shade but the flowers still faded by the time I got home around mid-day.

At least I saw it this year. Last year, I saw the bud before work just as it was about to open and came back to a faded bloom. My parents saw it, but neither of them took a photo Glare
Granted, they thought I saw it in the morning. It was a single bloom last year and reportedly much larger as a result. I guess this year it figured out the difference between night and day Hilarious! . It probably opened at night and I happened to see it in the morning before the sun reached it.
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Baja_Costero
May 22, 2020 7:38 PM CST

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It is sort of magical that we can preserve these fleeting moments forever. Smiling

Astrophytum and Parodia in bloom here:



The Parodia flowers only open in the sun, but the Astro doesn't seem to need that.
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May 25, 2020 9:26 AM CST

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Would love to know what kind of cactus this is. It is a fairly prolific bloomer this spring.

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Here is another I've had for years and is a reliable bloomer every year. Tiny but super easy to propagate at keep healthy in my windows.


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olga_batalov
May 25, 2020 2:58 PM CST
Jewell said:
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Would love to know what kind of cactus this is. It is a fairly prolific bloomer this spring.

Thumb of 2020-05-25/Jewell/65557d
Here is another I've had for years and is a reliable bloomer every year. Tiny but super easy to propagate at keep healthy in my windows.



The first one reminds me of the Echinocereus pentalophus I used to have (maybe Peanut Cactus (Echinopsis chamaecereus) ?) and the second is Thimble Cactus (Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis) or a close relative. Beautiful flowers, thank you for sharing!

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