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erino

Plant hoarder and full time mum. I also sew and have a bachelor's diploma in visual art, majoring in jewelry and metal smithing. Zone 10a

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2021
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erino

Replacing the astrophytum scion that died with a pup from my other yellow/orange gymnocalicum #graft #moon-cactus #gymnocalycium-mihanovichii

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erino

😔 I adjusted the rubber band on day 3 and I checked it an hour later and it had been pulled right off

3w
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erino

Nooo it's gone soft and is discolored... is it done for? 😦 #help

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KariSamuel

You could try to repot it. Make sure that the roots aren't too wet, check for pests, rot and fungus. Plenty of drainage and only water at the edge of the pot or from underneath, never directly on the cactus.

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erino

I'm just so thrilled with this 😊 (the background is from the box of a toy digger) #graft #cactus #grafted-cactus #ariocarpus #astrophytum #gymnocalycium

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philstalder

That’s so cool Erin. I’ve only seen them here for sale that are fully developed. 🤩

46w
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erino

@philstalder Yeah I used to see them forsale here too when I was a teenager, but haven't for years, apparently the story goes hylocereus (the root stock commercially used) doesn't survive well in NZ so most of them rotted and died and became unpopular because of that so the nurserys stopped importing them.

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philstalder

Oh wow. They sell them everywhere here in Los Angeles, but not like beautiful ones you have. I didn’t know you were in NZ. One of my absolutely favorite places on earth. Been there a few times. Good luck on your little marvels. 😃

46w
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erino

She arrived! I've just potted her up. My beautiful chimera #cactus #grafted-cactus #gymnocalycium-mihanovichii #astrophytum #ariocarpus

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erino

Purchased this triple beast today... not going to disclose how much...(Hope it's not damages in the post) #gymnocalycium #astrophytum #ariocarpus Oh my

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