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Oct 19, 2021 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Echinopsis 'Los Angeles'

Echinopsis 'Los Angeles'

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Oct 19, 2021 6:01 PM CST

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Beautiful!!! Lovey dubby
Oct 19, 2021 7:11 PM CST
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The backlighting really sets the dramatic and dreamy mood. A beautiful bloom makes this banner exquisite.
Oct 19, 2021 7:24 PM CST
Name: Kristi
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Such delicate blooms. It makes a beautiful banner! Lovey dubby
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Oct 19, 2021 7:30 PM CST
Name: Laurie
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So beautiful, Cal! Excellent job with the lighting. Thumbs up
Oct 19, 2021 8:19 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
A few images....
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And a slideshow.....more & bigger. Smiling

all you need to know about growing echinopsis....
click on the videos & go "ga-ga"! Drooling
Oct 19, 2021 8:26 PM CST
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Wow Cal, absolutely gorgeous. Stunning. The pictures and the banner. Blown away. Thumbs up
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Oct 20, 2021 4:14 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thanks Joanna! And Laurie, Kristi, Fleur, Gardener2493, & everyone
for your comments, thumbs & acorns. Smiling

NOTE: , be sure to check out **this link** if you haven't already.
His time-lapse videos are absolutely stunning! Thumbs up

I've tried to do a similar time-lapse to capture them opening, but they are unpredictable, and only
last 2-3 days max. So it's a special occasion when they do.

E. 'Los Angeles' started to put out an >=8 bloom "crown" (!) in April this year, but
didn't follow through. If it had, it would have been spectacular.
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But Echinopsis will bloom more than once a year if
conditions are right.

E. 'L.A.' is in a pot by itsself, but have several others together in one pot.
(when first planted)
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The little dark green one in the middle has a pretty orange bloom,
and has bloomed more than any other.

I will re-pot them all in a larger pot (25"X11") this winter to give them more room.
They have put out many pups on the periphery, so may take some off
to start more plants, but may leave some on at least one mother plant, too.

They don't have large root systems, so seem to be fine together.
Hope you will give these very special & rewarding plants a try. Thumbs up

BTW. many thanks to @Baja_Costero for helping me with the echinopsis
in 2019!

Their banner introduced me to echis, & I was hooked. Sticking tongue out
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Just amazing.
Learn and/or create something every day.

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Oct 20, 2021 1:06 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Perfect banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Oct 20, 2021 7:15 PM CST
Name: Laurie
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The time lapse videos remind me of fireworks. Smiling Thanks for the link, Cal, and the additional pictures.
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