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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Oct 2009, 9:11 pm

    The echinopsis seminudus has the most brilliant, but short lived, flowers, as shown in the Cactus Flower thread. Have just noticed that there are some more buds growing. This is more than two weeks earlier than last year's bud arrival & is quite exciting.

    They are strange, grey, fuzzy protuberances which have an amazing rate of growth. Trouble is, the flowers only last a few hours, but there are five of them this year, instead of three as there was last year. This cactus has been growing so well, it is almost too big to share its container with the mammillaria. It has several offshoots, as well. It was repotted last year after it flowered & it seems it will need repotting again this year.



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    Post by Joy on Sat 17 Oct 2009, 10:16 pm

    The buds are growing quite fast. Last year when it flowered there strong winds. It will be interesting to see if this will be the case this year. Maybe it needs these winds to send its pollen flying, hopefully to another echinopsis, which is probably not going to happen.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 23 Oct 2009, 3:40 pm

    One bud is growing much faster than to others & will, more than likely, be the first to flower. Images from yesterday.



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    Post by Joy on Tue 27 Oct 2009, 9:39 pm

    Three days later, the bud has grown at an amazing rate.



    Yesterday morning.





    Last evening.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 27 Oct 2009, 9:54 pm

    This morning we had a wonderful surprise. It had rained heavily all night but it eased by the morning & this little beauty had opened. It goes to a great deal of trouble to produce its beautiful flower & for what purpose??? It does not produce seed from its flowers & it reabsorbs them. The wizened up husk of the echinopsis seminudus's flower stem eventually drops off the cactus body, leaving no sign that it was ever there. An amazing, & strange, plant.

    This morning's lovely flower.







    Its beautiful centre.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 27 Oct 2009, 10:03 pm

    The flower only lasted for about four hours, that I know of. It could have opened during the night, of course. Anyway, by about 1pm it was closing back up. It had been a bee's delight early in the morning & was now being visited by ants who must have found something irresistible amongst the closed up petals.





    By 4pm it was looking very tired.



    Our beautiful flower is no more. Can't wait for the others to arrive.
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    Post by Bruce on Wed 28 Oct 2009, 7:59 am

    Booful flower ❤
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    Post by Joy on Wed 28 Oct 2009, 8:16 am

    Thanks Bruiser. ❤
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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 3:18 pm

    Most of the other buds are growing very quickly at the moment. There are now two more newer buds. One has just appeared & the other a few days ago. Some look as though they are all going to flower at the same time. That would some sight!!

    Pics taken today. There is one bud which is hiding over the back of the cactus. The latest bud to appear is immediately above one of the buds on the right.



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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Oct 2009, 8:50 pm

    These buds are really growing rapidly. It almost looks as though most will flower together. That would be an amazing sight.

    Today's pics.



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    Post by Joy on Sun 01 Nov 2009, 9:55 pm

    Four of the buds are now growing very rapidly. It will not be long before they flower.



    There are two buds yet to start their growth spurt.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 01 Nov 2009, 9:56 pm

    An overhead view of the echinopsis seminudus.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 9:34 pm

    The four buds are growing, growing, growing & growing. It does look as though there could be four ofthem flowering at once. That would be a magnificent sight if that happens. Four large flowers from a smallish cactus. Images from this afternoon.



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    Post by Joy on Mon 02 Nov 2009, 9:35 pm

    An overhead view.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 04 Nov 2009, 9:08 pm

    The buds have done quite a bit of growing these past two days. Does look as though they mayflower tomorrow. It will look fantastic if all four flower at once.



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    Post by Joy on Wed 04 Nov 2009, 9:15 pm

    Cannot get rid of the rotten oxalis, especially the stuff growing around the mammillaria. They have sharp spines. Particularly the m. bocasana, its spines are shaped like fishhooks.

    The previous flower looks as though there is not much left of it.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 13 Nov 2009, 3:03 pm

    The four flowers looked wonderful & the combined fragrance was lovely. Shame they only last for a few hours.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 13 Nov 2009, 3:09 pm

    Images of each of the two sets of flowers. These were an amazing site as they were, each, as large as the poor cactus.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 13 Nov 2009, 3:11 pm

    A couple of more images. It was such a lovely showing on such an overcast day.



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    Post by Joy on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 4:11 pm

    Oops!!!! :oops: Have just realised I haven't posted images of the sixth flower. It was smaller than the others but just as beautiful. The bees certainly found it attractive. It grew very quickly & just sort of snuck up on us.



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    Post by Joy on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 4:15 pm

    Here are some new buds which now seem to be growing at the same rate. One was bigger than the others though the smaller ones have caught up. Guess this means they will all, probably, flower at the same time.



    It has plenty of pups, doesn't it??

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    Post by Joy on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 10:13 pm

    Well, the buds fooled us, as they all stayed the same size for a while then the one in front started to grow & grow & grow.

    This when we realised it was going to go it alone.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 10:13 pm

    Next thing, it was this big. Love the way the stem of the bud lifts up so that it doesn't get pricked by the mammillaria hahniana.



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    Post by Joy on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 10:16 pm

    Then, lo & behold, there was a flower!!!! This is the seventh of these beautiful echinopsis seminudus flowers.



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    Post by Joy on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 10:17 pm

    Some more images of the beautiful echinopsis seminudus flower.


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