@philstalder I got this one here: https://www.succulentsdepot.com/ but last I checked it wasn't among their available stock. Turned out they were out of one of the things I ordered once, so after some back and forth I told them to just surprise me with a substitution, and this is what they sent. They were very kind and accommodating, so if you email them and ask they may have more in their "secret stock" and be able to oblige.
#macro flower close-up! My blooming Echinopsis was swarming with bees yesterday, but I haven't seen a single pollinator interested in these flowers. 🤷🏻♀️ Might be a good candidate for hand pollination.
I was surprised to find this flowering today! The buds developed SO FAST! I'd literally taken a progress photo 2 days ago thinking it would still be a week or two. 😳 Tbh I'm kind of disappointed at the flower color. The outside of the buds looked orange, so that's what I was hoping for. Most of my Mammillarias bloom this color, and my bougainvillea as well, so I kind of feel like everything around my patio blooms hot pink. 😕 Still pretty, though! And it complements the pot nicely. 👌🙂
@sunlovin I assume they'll manage, but I'm definitely going to track their progress, for curiosity's sake! Btw, I can't remember, were you in the market for a white-spined Echinocactus grusonii? I was at Lowe's today, and they had a ton of them among the small $4ish cacti, mixed in with the yellow-spined ones. If you were looking for one then maybe check a Lowe's or anywhere that carries Altman plants!
I’m not sure. I bought so many I still don’t have ids for all of them. It’s so confusing because they look like one thing, and then I plant it and they change. Or what variety they are. I did go to Lowe’s recently and they had nothing new. I’m trying not to buy the same ones. 😂 I have to wait for a new shipment. I want more Rebutias or Lobivias. But Thanks! 😊
@sunlovin Definitely, I'm in the same boat. Trying to go easy on the duplicates and stick to the new/uncommon stuff. I haven't really seen anything new or especially interesting at any of the big box stores in a good while. 🥱
Got this new addition potted today! I did some research first, and llifle makes it sound especially rot prone, so I packed in a bunch of pumice around the taproot all the way down its length like they suggest. Hopefully they're not leading me astray! 🤞
@sunlovin thanks! It was dumb luck! My parents owned a sandblasting company (til they liquidated and retired a few months ago), and their sand supplier once had an entire shipment of 5000 lbs of fine pumice that the buyer flaked on. He needed it gone, so he asked if my dad would take it for free, which he did! So I hauled home as much as I could find containers for. I think I've got about 50 gal worth. Wish I could've taken more! It barely put a dent in the total amount they had.
@sunlovin I've bought coarse pumice from a local nursery before. I think they had fine as well. Pre-covid the local Cactus & Succulent Society sold 5 lb bags of coarse pumice at the meetings for $5, so I bought that there as I needed it. They also organized "pumice pile" (both coarse & fine) events wherein you bring your own bucket & shovel and can take as much pumice as you want for $5/5gal bucket, but they were never in convenient locations for me, so I never went.
Oh, that’s great that you had all those opportunities. Your cactus club sounds like a really good one to belong to. Star nursery has small bags of it pretty resonalbly, I only got 1 in the fall and they’re always out of it because it’s so popular. It’s too expensive online, shipping rocks are heavy. So I bought big bags of small rock at Lowe’s to add to the soil for better drainage.
@sunlovin I bet they're in Vegas, too! They have chapters everywhere. You don't have to be a member to attend meetings. They're an amazing source of free/cheap rare plants. I'm SO EAGER to start going again once life gets back to normal. 😩
Spring here in Pennsylvania is March 20. We plant our tomatoes by Memorial day usually end of May, with the threat of frost gone😃I've noticed, since I've joined gardentags, I am really looking forward to the planting season even more👍@beatnikcrab
#idhelp #cactus-id-help #id-help please! I ordered some stuff from Succulents Depot, and they were out of one thing I ordered. They asked what I wanted as a substitution, and I told them to surprise me. It's a big beauty, but idk what it is! Sulcorebutia, I think, but idk the species. It doesn't match anything on their site. 🤷🏻♀️ Thanks in advance!