Some flowering succulents

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  1. May 8, 2017 #1

    Hamlet

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    Not much happening on my windowsill in terms of orchids, so I thought I'd post some non-orchid flowers. I have a small collection of succulents and cacti, and some are in flower. Not as spectacular as orchids, but still nice.

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    Rebutia pygmae

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    Mammillaria giselae

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    Echeveria purpurosum

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    Astrophytum asterias, plant:

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    Astrophytum asterias, flower:

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    Thanks for looking! :)
     
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    These are wonderful! Would you share some of your culture with us?
     
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    Thanks! I've only had these for about two years, so I'm not an expert. When temperatures are above 10C at night, I grow these outdoors, that's from April/May to October where I live. They are exposed to full sun and watered about every three weeks during these months. In the winter, I grow them under a basement window (with good light and direct sun, though) at about 10C. Watering in the winter is only a tiny amount once a month for leaved succulents, and even less for cacti, maybe once every 6 - 8 weeks (or less when I forget). I use special fertilizer for cacti with every watering in the summer months, none in winter. I also have some winter-hardy cacti that I leave outdoors all year, they don't get any water during the winter months until temperatures rise in the spring.
     
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    I like them!!
     
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    I love them all.
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    Cactus flowers are amazing - I'd have to have a second greenhouse if I wanted to grow them again. Thanks for sharing - they are all lovely.
     
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    Thank you so much for the culture info. Our local nursery carries quite a few of these so maybe I'll be brave a try a couple.
     
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    Cacti blooms are always amazing and beautiful...and often
    so unexpected. I used to have a large cacti collection, but
    got very tired of pulling thorns out of my hands when
    repotting.
     
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    Wonderful photos!!!
    Second plant with orange flowers really catch my eyes and the last one is nice!
    The second one from the bottom is creepy! looks like a bunch of mealy bugs congregated together. lol
     
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    Spines! :D

    Nice healthy plants Hamlet!
     
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    Very nice


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    These are really wonderful! I used to grow many succulents and cacti. They are my second favorite type of plants right after orchids.
     

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