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 Species macropterum aka thomasianum

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PostSubject: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:09 pm

Very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:27 pm

They are beautiful flowers! I think that the epiphytes can have some of the most interesting and spectacular flowers of all the cacti. I think I'll have to get more of them!

I have one 'Epiphyllum' hybrid, and its flowers started opening a day or so ago. They are a brilliant, almost iridescent red with a lilac stigma.


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PostSubject: Re: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:41 pm

Charlie
This is a link to the ones I have.
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Orkidees/Garden%20%20Pictures/Epiphyllums/
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PostSubject: Re: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:52 am

Wow they are stunning! Its amazing that they can produce such a variety of colours and shapes. I'm envious of your ability to grow them like that!

As far as I can tell the one I have most resembles the "Fire Engine" hybrid. It seems to be doing pretty well. But I have to admit that I generally don't have a lot of success growing these type of cacti myself. They tend to rot at the base. I do try to provide them with a well aerated, well draining medium. But it still happens!

I have a Hatiora gaertneri - its doing fine, the zygos all grow well. But when it comes to the 'epiphyllums' - I dunno - I must be doing something wrong. Maybe its the mix they're in. I read somewhere about putting quite large pieces of wood into the growing mixture - timber offcuts 2 - 3 inches across type of thing. It seemed a bit extreme, but maybe I should give it a go.

Anyway thanks for showing the pix. They are brilliant flowers - I'm going to have to get my act together and try and grow some myself!

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PostSubject: Re: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:55 am

I just grafted a growth tip from Bold Venture onto Pereskiopsis Laughing
Let's see how that goes, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:45 am

IXOXI wrote:
I just grafted a growth tip from Bold Venture onto Pereskiopsis Laughing
Let's see how that goes, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Species macropterum aka thomasianum   Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:30 am

Even i havent managed to get a pere to rot at the base. If the pere graft thing works i might have to pinch your idea!
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