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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.

Echinopsis Aurea

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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beatnikcrab

The rest of the buds all opened today! It's an early bloomer, and I woke up late, so they were already closing up, unfortunately. Bees were going nuts for them, though! Hopefully I'll get some seeds! 🤞 #beemagnet

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sunlovin

How pretty! I don’t think you’ll have to pollinate, lots of bees doing it for you!🌞

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philstalder

So cool. It’s hard to see everything in spring bc there’s so much to see. Lol 😂

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beatnikcrab

@sunlovin I've never hand-pollinated. I keep meaning to try it, but I've never actually needed to! 😂

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beatnikcrab

@philstalder For sure! The only spring thing that I REALLY keep meaning to do is go see one of the superblooms out in the desert. Have you ever been?

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philstalder

Oh yes, a must see. I’ve been to Death Valley, Palm Springs area, Anzo Barrego (my favorite) and CA poppy preserve in Lancaster. I’m sure you have many places in AZ. I went to someplace east of Phoenix. I want to say near Tucson and of course Sedona. It’s always a hassle with traffic and all day trip so I’ve missed them lately. But u should try. It’s otherworldly. 😊 @beatnikcrab

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beatnikcrab

@philstalder Every spring I see articles about what superblooms are coming up, and where to go for them, but I've never managed to go. There are a few closer ones, but the CA ones seem to get more hype. Someday!

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philstalder

Yea me too. It hasn’t happened recently so we’re good for now. Haha 😆 @beatnikcrab

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beatnikcrab

Newly opened! Just minutes old. #beemagnet

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gjones

Wow! That's a fantastic big and brightly coloured flower💛😍💛

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cheriej

What a catch! It’s stunning.

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sunlovin

Beautiful!🌞

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hkyfvr

Stunning yellow 💛💛

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philstalder

Wow that’s amazing 🤩

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beatnikcrab

@gjones @cheriej @sunlovin @hkyfvr @philstalder Thank you, everyone! 🥰 It's working on a lot more buds, so I'm sure I'll be posting more pics of this guy soon!

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hkyfvr

Very welcome 💛💛

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beatnikcrab

Newly opened! Just minutes old. There's a good chance I'll forget to go back out and take another photo in a couple hrs when it's (hopefully) fully opened. 😆 #beemagnet

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beatnikcrab

Echinopsis aurea v. leucomalla. I never watered this guy enough. Only recently learned how much water it likes, and now it's looking much better. The flowers only last half a day, and I've always missed the full display in the past, so I'm going to try reeeeally hard to catch it this time. 😳

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sunlovin

Nice! It seems my Echinopsis need more water. 🌞

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beatnikcrab

@sunlovin it also didn't help that I didn't know what this was until very recently. 😂

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