Sticky Fingers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Initially, I was very hesitant about growing this genus because I just expected them to be difficult.  My first success with Turbinicarpus klinkerianus led me to try others.  They bloom regularly - this is one from earlier this year...

This year my Turbinicarpus lophophoroides bloomed at only two years old.

I am nurturing several others now and hope to have similar success - T. swobdae, T. schwarzii, T. polaskii, T. valdezianus, T. laui, T, 'lilinkiuiduus'. So far, at least they are alive and growing, so I just have to watch and see.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Lobivia beauties

It has been so long that I couldn't even get in to create a post.

What will I write about today?  What about two  lovely Lobivias of unknown species but beautiful flowers? One is orange and the other a purplish kind of colour that I'm sure isn't the colour I might call it so I won't try to name it at all.

Here they are - and very reliable bloomers - I am expecting two orange blooms and three purplish ones any time this week.  What a pity that I won't be there to see them.

I will be potting up the orange one to a larger pot soon and hope it will stimulate it to do even better during this growing season.