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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lobivia haematantha rebutoides

Another Lobivia rebutoides form, simple plant with nice large flowers. Nice and easy plants, they prefer high temperatures in 90F /30-35C range and full sun. With too much heat flowers wilt earlier. All Lobivias are mountain plants and prefer mild summer temperatures.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Matucana paucicostata

Matucana paucicostata is the smaller Matucana, slowing down it's growth with age. It has a habit of blooming in bursts. Several times per season it opens a small bouquet of bright-red flowers.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sulcorebutia glomeriseta

Sulcorebutia glomeriseta when not in bloom can easily be mistaken for Rebutia, something of fiebrigii or spinosissima clans. The very Weingartia-like flowers show that this is indeed Sulcorebutia, or following the current thinking Weingartia. S. glomeriseta is probably a merely form of S.menesesii, but a very distinct looking plant and well worth it's place in collection.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Weingartia neocumingii trollii

Weingartia trollii is a red-orange flowering form of the variable W.neocumingii. It is not so common as regular yellow-flowering form, and as you see flowers often have mixed yellow and red coloration.
It is a nice and freely blooming plant.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Matucana aureiflora hybrid

This Matucana plant I have grown from commercial seeds labeled as Matucana sp. The first time blooms show that this plant, that looks a lot like normal Matucana aureiflora, is indeed a likely hybrid. The flowers are sure nice but color and shape are unseen in M. aureiflora.
With commercial seeds it is hard to be sure, but hopefully this hybrid is of natural origin, or possibly but unlikely the plant is a new form or even species that was not described yet.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lobivia cinnabarina

Lobivia cinnabarina is a larger relative of more well known L. tiegeliana. Not only larger plant, it also has larger flowers. Pretty much all the known forms of this species have red or sometimes pink flowers.