My Cacti in bloom

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by doc_aamir » April 23rd, 2012, 1:33 pm

Great pics. Any advice about stimulating them to bloom? Have lots of cacti, but they seem to flower really infrequently.

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by mughal113 » April 23rd, 2012, 9:35 pm

In my limited experience, a cold and relatively winter, a doze of fertilizers at the start of spring and lots of spring/early summer sun seem to help these plants with flowering. The plants I kept in partial shade during spring seem to struggle with flowering.

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by khabbab » April 26th, 2012, 1:13 pm

@Mughal113, Have you ever grown any species of Epiphyllum/Cereus?
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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by fraz_732000 » April 26th, 2012, 7:51 pm

excellent job1

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by mughal113 » April 29th, 2012, 10:28 am

khabbab wrote:@Mughal113, Have you ever grown any species of Epiphyllum/Cereus?
I have just a couple of Epis. Got the cuttings a couple of months back. They are growing well but there is a long way till they flower. I think epis require just too much care which I'll fail to give them. So I try to stray away from them.
Cereus, well the big ones are out of my budget. Have got a couple smaller ones, again grown from cuttings. But I have 20 or so seeds sprouted. Will have some big ones in 5 years or so :D

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by mughal113 » April 29th, 2012, 7:55 pm

Time for weekly update :-) Its astros all the way, asterias to be precise.

Its all about timing. :-)

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Here are a couple of others.

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This is a variegated hybrid.. Hope to see some interesting seedlings if the pollination was successful.

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Look at the effort this young one is putting o_0 The plant is around 1 inch in diameter and it is developing a huge fruit.

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And finally, here is an odd one. Gymnocalycium ragonesei

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by aykhan » April 29th, 2012, 8:20 pm

Very nice indeed. Glad to see so many cactus blooming their hearts out.

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by KAMasud » July 18th, 2012, 7:45 am

Lovely cacti does motivate others to try their hand at these jewels of nature. Cacti love to be neglected, sparingly watered. Our own soil with with one part No:2 crush or chips mixed in motivates it. Fertilizers i have never applied because in nature rain provides the required nutrients and i,( other then what nature provides) water them once a month . Roofs are best. Dessicated hot desert conditions up there.
Lets see which of mine flowers next year.
Has any one tried our own cacti as yet?
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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by khalidaminryk » August 23rd, 2012, 2:21 pm

great job dear..
lovely..
i m cacti lover too but i failed to keep it on ... sooner i will post my cacti .. but u r great boss.. excellent .. good job ..
i really want to appreciate as much as i can ..
regards

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Re: My Cacti in bloom

Post by khalidaminryk » September 3rd, 2012, 2:10 pm

i bought these three plants in 400/- luckily .. one of them flowered but i missed to take pic .. today another is blooming and m in office in evening i will take a pic
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