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And finally the Aztekium ritteri flowers

Category: On my windowsill | Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:17 am

Yesterday was a rainy day at the beginning, but somehow this little fellow seems to like it under my artificial light and open the flowers anyway. The flowers only opens for two days, and the first day just one of the buds opened. But the second day both open.


Aztekium ritteri ( photo / image / picture from Christer Johansson's Garden )


I have the plant on a shelf in my window, and it's a little crowded there now :)
In this image the Aztekium ritteri flowers, and it was earlier this summer. The size of the clay pots are 5cm (2").


Windowsill ( photo / image / picture from Christer Johansson's Garden )

Now I have seen that my Lophophora buds up again, for the third time this season.





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Still waiting for the flowers

Category: On my windowsill | Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:31 pm

These two plants always have buds and flowers, but they are very nice anyway :)



But the plant I am waiting for right now is this little fellow.

Aztekium ritteri


It's only 15 mm wide and grown from seed since 1994. The flowers looks like they going to be pink, but they are white. This one has flowered before, but only with one flower at the time...

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Late August bloomers

Category: On my windowsill | Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:45 am

After a closer look at some of my plants I've fond some buds developing in at least two of my more difficult plants. Yes, there are always buds in some of my Gymnocalycium, but they produce flowers every year. Two of them; Gymnocalycium anisitsii ssp. anisitsii and Gymnocalycium anisitsii ssp. damsii pushing white or pinkish white flowers all summer, but somehow I get use to them.

On of my really cute cactus is Aztekium ritteri. It's only 1,5 cm (0,59") wide but really old anyway. Yes, it has flowered before, but I am happy every time it happens. And this time it looks like it will produce two flowers at the same time, for the first time ever!

The other one that I think of a difficult window plant is Parodia horstii. Yes, "it's not so difficult", some of you say, but for me it just don't want to flower. It flowered once when I just bought it, but that's all. It's a big plant; around 15 cm (6") wide. Now it seems like it start to develop at least 4 buds!

This weekend I will keep my eyes open and maybe take some pictures. And of course, Keeping my fingers crossed!

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