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Flowering Cacti

hywel

By hywel

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Here are some photos of my cacti that have flowered this year …
There are many !

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1 – Species that grow in north and central America –
e.g. the US states of Arizona and Texas, and various locations in Mexico :-

Aporocactus flagelliformis
an epiphyte on the branches of trees :-

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Astrophytum capricorne senile :-

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Echinocereus pulchellus :-

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Echinocereus rigidissimus rubispinus :-

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Epithelantha micromeris :-

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Mammillaria armillata
(looks big in the photos, but it is really tiny) :-

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Mammillaria bocasana :-

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Mammillaria candida
with flowers and berries :-

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Mammillaria carmenae rubispina :-

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Mammillaria celsiana :-

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Mammillaria cylindrica :-

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Mammillaria decipiens :-

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Mammillaria hidalgensis :-

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Mammillaria microhelia :-

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Mammillaria polythele :-

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Mammillaria rekoi leptacantha :-

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Mammillaria spinosissima :-

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Mammillaria supertexta :-

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Stenocactus hastatus :-

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2 – The next ones grow in high mountainous areas in the central part of south America – e.g. Bolivia, Paraguay, and the north of Argentina …

Chamaecereus ‘Violet’ :-

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Cleistocactus strausii :-

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Echinopsis arachnacantha :-

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Echinopsis subdenudata :-

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Gymnocalycium ambatoense :-

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Gymnocalycium damsii :-

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichi :-

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Rebutia minuscula :-

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Rebutia perplexa :-

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Rebutia senilis :-

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3 – Here are some cacti from the Atacama desert in Chile, where they get their water from heavy mists that soak the ground where they live, every morning.

Copiapoa humilis :-.

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Neochilenia crispa :-

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Neoporteria paucicostata :-

The Atacama Desert is said to be the driest desert in the world, but I heard one part of it recently had a fall of snow !

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4 – The Notocactus species grow mainly in Uruguay and the south of Brazil …
The name ‘Notocactus’ means ‘Cactus of the south’.

Notocactus veenianus :-

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Notocactus warasii :-

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5 – The last group grow in the tropical forests of southern Brazil, from Rio de Janeiro down to Rio Grande do Sul …

Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri :-

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Rhipsalidopsis rosea :-

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Rhipsalis neves-armondii :-

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Schlumbergera truncata :-

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Well now the show is over for this year, and my cacti have been very pretty (although some of the usual ones didn’t flower at all) ….
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them :o)

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Comments

 

My goodness, Hywel, you have got a lot ! How do you come by them all ? They are really beautiful, and thats coming from a non.cactus lover !

23 Sep, 2013

 

How can you be a non cactus lover ... lol :D
I've been collecting them since I was a teenager in the 1960s ! I've got over 100 now
Thanks for looking at my cacti :o)

23 Sep, 2013

 

Hywel, I'm truly amazed by your tremendous collection, just wonderful. I didnt realise cacti flowered so freely, I cannot begin to imagine how you manage to look after them so well.

I remember my grandparents having a big fat dark green one on their window sill for years and then one that looked like a tarrantula. I love to see Christmas cacti in flower. I dont know much about cacti but yours have inspired me Hywel.

23 Sep, 2013

 

They are lovely, Hywel. The shapes are fascinating and the colours are so vibrant.

23 Sep, 2013

 

stunning!
you must otm with them Hywel. I know I would be.

23 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you all :o)

Thanks Dawn ... they don't need much looking after really. I just water them :o)
What happened to the one in your grandparents' house ?

Melchisedec - thank you. There are so many shapes :o)

Thank you SBG -
what is otm ...

23 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely flowers what a colourful blog, I love to see your Cacti collection Hywel :o)
Ps otm probably means Over The Moon :o)

23 Sep, 2013

 

All the cactii have beautiful flowers, it's a real pleasure looking at the photos. Do they flower for long?

23 Sep, 2013

 

"what is otm ..." = "Over the Moon" I imagine, Hywel!

I loved every photo of your cacti! You must have a very good camera to be able to get such close up photos in such sharp detail! I only noticed a little blurriness in just one photo as I've seen it in my close ups as well.

23 Sep, 2013

 

How long did it take you Hywel to create this amazing blog.

23 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you all for your comments about my cacti, and the explanation for otm :o)
Yes I am otm with my cacti :o)

Neena I am pleased you like my cacti :o)

Lijemc, they flower at different periods, and for different lengths of time ... eg some only flower in the spring, others have been flowering for a few months non stop etc.

Balcony - I have a Fujifilm camera. Most of the photos I take are no good. I crop them to have close-ups.

Linda it has taken many months for me to write this blog, because I've been uploading the photos as and when the cacti have been flowering ... since last spring lol
The Astrophytum flowered a few days ago, so I could then finish the blog :o)

23 Sep, 2013

 

Now that's dedication Hywel - A year in Cacti flowers! :o)

23 Sep, 2013

 

Yes lol :o)))

23 Sep, 2013

 

Amazing flowers Hywel.

23 Sep, 2013

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Uma
 

Hywel, what brilliant colours! Wonderful flowers! You are a magician!

23 Sep, 2013

 

:o)

23 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you all :o)

24 Sep, 2013

 

Great collection you have Hywel, the flowers on them are lovely... great pics.... :))

24 Sep, 2013

 

Really enjoyed your blog Hywel. Thanks for showing us.the flowers on cacti are quite spectacular. I particularly liked the Gymniocalciums, but they were all lovely. Are they all kept in a green house or are some of them outside in the summer?

24 Sep, 2013

 

They are all so beautiful Hywel, I tried to choose a favourite but couldn't because they are all lovely. Great photographs too.

24 Sep, 2013

 

Brilliant blog, Hywel :)
Hard pushed to pick a favourite too, as they are all beautiful, but the cleistocactus and the echinopses are really striking.

24 Sep, 2013

 

Incredibly beautiful Hywel thanks for sharing xxx

24 Sep, 2013

 

Pure magic Hywel, absolutely wonderful. You should have Open Days. The Echinocereus rigidissimus looks like those cheerleaders with washing up mop things that they wave about (don't know what they are called!)

24 Sep, 2013

 

A wonderful collection of Cacti Hywel and Im always amazed how many different species there are, beautiful pictures;0)

24 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you all for reading my blog, and your comments about my cacti :o)
I can't choose a fav either ...

Feverfew, I keep them in cold frames in the summer, and bring them into the conservatory for winter :o)

24 Sep, 2013

 

I love how you get these to flower so well Hywel, I can never get these to flower, great blog thanks :-)

24 Sep, 2013

 

Gracious me Hywel, I have never seen so many beautiful cacti in one collection, you obviously enjoy them, it shines through.

25 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Hywel. Well, when my grandparents went into a care home my uncles and mum cleared the house. I'm intrigued now, I'll ask.

25 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for all your comments :o)

Dawn I hope you find out what became of the cactus ...

26 Sep, 2013

 

what beautiful flowers, almost look like coral reef some of the tinier ones, think ill be picking up a wee cactus on my next plant exploration lol, stunning colours x

27 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you :o)

27 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Hywell, I'm not particularly fond of cacti.......maybe because I've only been aquainted with the ones that look like the ones is spaghetti westerns in minature!!! Yours are absolutely beautiful. In some of them the spikes look like a lace cover and the flowers are amazing.

29 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you. I hope you've changed your mind about cacti now :o)

29 Sep, 2013

 

What a display Hywel. You are showing the cactuses in completely different light. Enjoyed the show.

29 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you :o) I enjoyed showing them ...

30 Sep, 2013

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