Turbins & Company
These are the two T. valdezianus that I recently brought up from the basement. I was checking plants down there and noticed the white "tufts" at the growing points and felt certain that they are flower buds in the making.
The first one is T. valdezianus v. albiflorus which I got from Miles.
This one came from another source so I'm not sure if it will produce white or purple flowers.
And here they are with their companion, Mammillaria herrerae. I'm afraid my engineering training shows through as the plants are arranged in an isosceles triangle! LOL
I'm thinking I will repot the Turbins when they are done flowering (if they flower) and give the Mamm a pot of its own too, or maybe group it with other small spring-flowering Mamms in my collection. I am hoping that it will eventually clump too. I got it from Miles, and I don't know if it will clump or not.
They are now sitting in a south facing windowsill where they receive about 10 hours of daylight. The sun is trying to shine today but it's been dim and grim that past few weeks with nothing but rain or snow. :( I gave them a very light drink when I brought them up, just enough to wet their whistles and that's all. Don't want to give them too much!
Advice or experiences with any of these plants would be appreciated!