Discocactus puts on a show

paul_dvorak(Florida 9a/9b)May 14, 2007

My discocacti have been putting out one or two flowers at a time previous to this. This is the first time one of them had six flowers at once. I was pretty impressed with this show.

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milwdave(Zone5 Milwaukee)

WOW! what a great show. Any idea of the species name on that?

Dave
Milwaukee

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 10:10PM
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paul_dvorak(Florida 9a/9b)

My best guess is Discocactus crystallophilus. The flowers were very fragrant, opened up in the evening and closed up early the next morning.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 2:52PM
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ooojen(z4MN)

Wow, that's gorgeous! D. crystalophilus looks right to me, too. That's not the easiest plant to keep happy; you've done a wonderful job!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 5:09PM
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cheetos

The flowers are gorgeous! I never knew this cactus could bloom!
I have a similar Discocactus crystallophilus, but mine has no flowers. Do I need to treat it specially for it to bloom?
I am in south CA.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2007 at 4:38PM
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paul_dvorak(Florida 9a/9b)

If it has a cephalium, it should be flowering. I use miracle grow on mine to encourage it to flower.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2007 at 5:01PM
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