Been building a new Cactus house

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    A few June flowers :)

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    Not yet because I'm working on giving them their proper home. They are still small. One is nameless but the other ones are a Mammilaria, an Astrophytum and a Gymnacalycium. I'm especially pleased with finding the Astrophytum. They're hard to find in the flower shops or nurseries around here.
     
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    Be good to have a look at them when you're ready I've only got 2 Astrophytums, one I bought and the other I grew from seed.
     
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    Some Gymnocalyciums in flower this week...

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    ... G. Baldianum

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    And G. Damsii

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    Also had our first Coryphantha flower :)

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    And a double repeat flowering of a Matucana madisonorium

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    As you wish. The one to the right is the nameless one. It's pretty, so I brought it home anyway.


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    They're living outside since the temps are nice and to give any pests a chance to show themselves before I put them in the window sill.

    I guess I'll have to repot the three-in-one in a not too distant future, but I couldn't find the bigger bowl I know I have somewhere.
     
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    Your cactus blooms are lovely! I don't think I'll ever get any blooms on mine, but they're nice as they are.
     
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    Ta Droopy :)

    You will, the one on the right is an Echinopsis subdenudata, here's some of mine a few days ago...

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    It also looks like you have 3 flower buds on the Gymnocalycium, they need heat to open.
     
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    Oh my goodness the size of the blooms! An Echinopsis, eh? Thanks for the name. I'll write it down (and probably forget where I put the tag, lol).
     
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    How much heat do they need? And for how long?
     
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    Just a sunny window will do as long as there's not a draft on them. The sun makes them open about lunchtime then they shut again till the next day.

    Echinopsis flowers will only open for about 6 hours before they flump though :(
     
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    I think I can see a flower bud on your Mammillaria too :)
     
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    Thank you! OK then, I'll bring them inside and hope for some sun. I don't live where I live because of the weather you see. Our big front windows can't open so no draft there. And I need to get my magnifying glass out and check those cacti because I can't see anything resembling a bud on that Mammillaria. I had one when I was a child, and that bloomed for me several times. They are lovely even if they don't last long.

    Will a growing light do the job on days without sun?

    I inherited a cactus from my grandmother. Big, tall thing with long, dark thorns. It bloomed in the evening and had the loveliest fragrance. The next morning the bloom was done. Unfortunately I lost it due to those pesky woolly pests. It got infested while we were away for three weeks and I couldn't save it even though I tried.
     
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    Aah, I might be wrong about the Mammillaria then, I blew the page up and it went fuzzy :D

    Growlight will help.

    Aww, meallybugs are a nightmare :(
     
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