Sticky Fingers

Friday, March 16, 2007

First gymno bloom for 2007

This variety of Gymnocalycium damsii is such a dependable and reliable bloomer. It propagates very easily also, so I have a bunch of small plants that I don't know what to do with, and it keeps on making more.

This is a 2002 offset that is quick on the draw this year. There are a few others budding up, so I should have no shortage of flowers for this season. Hopefully my large plant will put on a good show with multiple blooms.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Euphorbia knuthii repotted!!

I have been meaning to do this for a long time, and finally got around to it. It was a bigger task than I had anticipated, as there was a lot of growth wrapped up in the pot. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with all the pieces that I had to take off - some of them will just have to be discarded since they won't survive now they are off the parent.

These roots had grown so much that the drainage hole was clogged with roots growing through to the ground. I hope that it will now be able to rejuvenate and grow into a nice specimen once again as it was looking quite tattered and old.

I still need to tidy up some of the cut ends, but I didn't want to stress the plant any more right now.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Some more "seedlings"

Mammillaria sartorii
Mammillaria sartorii A 0105 Jan07

Mammillaria schiedeana
Mammillaria schiedeana A 0105 Jan07

Mammillaria roseo-alba
Mammillaria roseoalba B 0105 Jan07

Mammillaria wagneriana tortulospinum
Mammillaria wagneriana tortulospinum 0105 Dec06


Monday, March 05, 2007

Some plants from seed

I should have been posting photos of my babies from seed but have fallen behind terribly.

Here are a few:

Mammillaria zuccariniana
Mammillaria zuccariniana 0105 Jan07

Mammillaria bocensis
Mammillaria bocensis B 0105 Jan07

Mammillaria gigantea
Mammillaria gigantea 0105 Dec06

Mammillaria huitzilopochtli
Mammillaria huitzilopochtli 0105 Dec06