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PostSubject: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptyThu Oct 18, 2012 9:27 pm

Last year while at the local Flower Power, while having a spec at the bargain shelf, I found a dozen really big hanging baskets filled with some sickly looking epi's on clearance for $20. Just the baskets with no plants in them normally cost that much. So I figured if it died I'd still have a nice hanging basket. Well, with decent care, and nearly a year later, it's flowering.

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Think I did ok? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptyFri Oct 19, 2012 1:31 pm

Yup, did good there I'd say! I got a few from Bunnings last year and they have absolutely exploded into growth, even some flowers this spring.

Last week, hybrid called Pegasus
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Last night, another hybrid "David Copperfield"
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This morning's view in the Epi corner of the yard, going to be trying some cross pollination here.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptyFri Oct 19, 2012 5:44 pm

Ahhhh very nice, I have actually been thinking of getting some of the David Copperfield, now I am going to get one for sure. Those look incredible.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptyFri Oct 19, 2012 5:55 pm

Grows kinda massive too, the stem that flower is on has to be almost a meter long now and about 15 cm's wide.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptyFri Oct 19, 2012 6:35 pm

One of the epi's that I have right now makes flowers that grow to over 30cm across.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptyFri Oct 19, 2012 7:03 pm

That Pegasus was close to the 30cm mark aswell, bit of a difference to my other leafy cactus that's in bloom right now.

Unknown Lepismium or Rhipsalis in bloom, a mere 5mm's across Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 11:00 am

Well i am very proud of growing this one from seed. its my first ever flower after many years...

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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 12:38 pm

Very nice Golden Barrel Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 1:25 pm

thx. its e. grusonii just on 30cm across. the buds formed last year but refused to open. now we have a nice hot day about 30c and there it is, my first flower.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 7:43 pm

diddi, how long did it take for you to grow e.grusonii from seed to a flowering size specimen?
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 9:21 pm

oh ive had it for years... maybe 10 or more? thats why i am so pleased to get a flower. its a long time back and i didnt keep notes back then so cant exactly say. they grow well from sept to about march and are tolerant of fair amounts of water during that period. if you are in melbourne, try gardenworld in springvale road, keysborough. they are the retail arm of paradisia (wholesalers) who are the most likely to have big ones that might flower earlier.
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PostSubject: Re: Flowering Today   Flowering Today EmptyTue Oct 23, 2012 4:21 pm

Epi "Pink Perfection", bit smaller than the other 2 but still gorgeous
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And my first ever Opuntia, think O. macrocentra, bit to cool in the air for it to open fully though.
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