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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Copiaopa calderana 'lembckeii'

First season blooms on Copiapoa lembckeii. Flowers on all Copiapoas develop very quickly and often come as a surprise. After reaching the flowering size they are reliable bloomers, repeatedly flowering over all the warm period.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mammillaria perezdelarosae andersoniana

Here is another smaller Mammillaria. It is the straight-spinned and supposedly smaller form of M. perezdelarosae. It also flowers mainly in winter.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae

Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae is yet another miniature. This interesting plant blooms at a size of about 3/8 inch (1cm) across, and grows pretty slowly. It is also winter flowering and winter growing plant.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mammillaria perezdelarosae

Winter is a flowering season for pretty Mammillaria perezdelarosae. Tiny in nature these plants I have in my collection become relatively large - over 4 inches tall with multiple heads.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mammillaria pottsii

Mammillaria pottsii is a Texan species known for well over 100 years, but very uncommon in collections. The plant in picture is actually very small, a size of pinky finger, and it's flower is tiny.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Matucana haynei

New spring has starded here in California.
Matucana haynei is variable species with usually red flowers. There are several forms with light-pink blooms, and here is one of them, finally blooming for me.