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beatnikcrab

I'm mostly into cacti, aloes, and other heat tolerant succulents, and more recently hoyas and some tropicals. Phoenix, AZ. USDA zone 9b, heat zone 11.

Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus

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beatnikcrab

My mom sent me this pic today of her blooming Rainbow Hedgehog. Guess it decided to go nuts all in one day! For anyone curious, it lives outdoors in Phoenix, AZ, in part sun, gets watered 2-3x per week, and she's fertilized twice since growing season started with Cactus Juice liquid fertilizer.

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gjones

Wow!😍💖😍

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philstalder

Oh my, another stunner. I hardly ever water mine or fertilize but now I will. Amazing 🤩

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Susanandsteve

Love it!

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sunlovin

Wow! Amazing! I wonder how long it will take for mine to bloom? 🌞

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cowdenkyle

You and your mom have some beautiful Cacti👍Wish I had your skills😀

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beatnikcrab

@sunlovin I have a little 3" one that bloomed about a year after I got it, so I think blooms are fair game right from the start. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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beatnikcrab

@cowdenkyle haha, I think it's more a question of climate and environment than skills. 😂 Floridians struggle with desert cacti just like Arizonans struggle with epiphytes and tropicals! 😉

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hkyfvr

Another beauty 😍💗💗💗

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dpkgujar

🤩

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beatnikcrab

My mom's ~15ish yr old rainbow hedgehog cactus, getting ready to put on a heck of a display.

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gjones

Wow! Will be beautiful!

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dadayba

How old is this tall one ☝🏼

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beatnikcrab

@dadayba my mom has had it for 12 or 13 yrs, and I figure it was probably 2 or 3 yrs old when she got it, so I figure around 15.

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beatnikcrab

My mom's rainbow hedgehogs. She and I both got ours at the same time a few years ago, and hers have grown bigger and bloom more. She waters more. #cactusenvy

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gjones

Beautiful flowers!

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sunlovin

Beautiful purple flowers! 🌞

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docthrill

Beautiful 🤩 cactus flowers are unique and wonderful

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philstalder

My favorite 🤩 looks amazing

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beatnikcrab

Thanks, @gjones @sunlovin @docthrill @philstalder ! I'll pass your kind words along! This is one of my faves, too. 😍

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dadayba

Omg 😱 it is gorgeous keep us posted when the flowers open, please. 😂 my is roughly 5 yrs old

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