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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eileen wrote on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:32 am:

What a great collection you have Christer. How many cacti do you have altogether?

The flowers on your Aztekium ritteri are lovely and so delicately coloured. What a pity they only last for a couple of days.


Christer Johansson wrote on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:46 am:

At the moment I have way to many plants :/ If I count all seedlings there are more then 500 plants. But I am learning and doing a lot of experiments, so there will be losses. If you have many to choose from then you can give away, trade and loose, and still have some left :)


Jewell2009 wrote on Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:10 pm:

Wonderbar! Fantastic collection! What is your growing medium? How did you come by some many? How do you get them to bloom? You mentioned artificial light...


Christer Johansson wrote on Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:00 pm:

I mix soil by my self and usually I use sowing/succulent soil mixed 50/50 with perlite, limestone and lava gravel. I buy my cacti from two suppliers here in Sweden; SuccSeed and Wermland desert plants. I by my seeds from both SuccSeed and Koehres. Many species need a cool (around +10 deg C) and dry winter, from October to April. I give them what they want :) The artificial light isn't needed for the flower, just to get as most grows as possible under one season.


Jewell2009 wrote on Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:54 am:

Even with my few common cactus and succulents I can see how they could become very addictive for me to collect. Thanks for sharing your little treasures :)


süleyman wrote on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:48 pm:

wow! this one is very small for flowering. Great success :)

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