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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rebutia hoffmannii

Rebutia hoffmannii is a small clustering plant, with strongly tuberculate stem that makes it easy to recognize. Dense spines are usually brownish, adding more color to the plant. Flowers ate small for the genus.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Reburia pseudodeminuta 'robustispina'

Reburia robustispina displays why this genus is so popular among collectors.

This form of R. pseudodeminuta has more stout spines, not so well developed in my plant. The reason for that is that in my greenhouse it is too hot for this mountain plant, and to prevent sunburns I have to keep it under partial shade. It will do much better if grown outside in my climate.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lobivia haematantha 'amblayensis'

Orange-flowering L.amblayensis is one of the most spectacular Lobivias when in bloom. The other time it is a modest looking plant that would go unnoticed in collection. Flowers  are about 9cm/3.5 inches across, and stay open for only two days.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Echinocereus palmeri

Echinocereus palmeri is one of the smaller Echinocerei. It develops thick taproot, and somewhat touchy in culture. It also capable of carrying flower buds over a winter - somewhat rare quality among Cactaceae.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sulcorebutia langeri

S. langeri is one of the easier to recognize yellow-flowering Sulco, well-known bot not yet very common species. It's compact clumps look neat even without blooms, and flowers produced freely, as with other Sulcos.