Pterocactus tuberosa

steve_nzDecember 5, 2005

I love the way the ends of the branches explode out into a flower.

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ariole(z7DE)

And a beautiful flower it is.

Al

    Bookmark   December 5, 2005 at 4:06PM
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cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

Very nice indeed Steve, I love the flower colour. Another one I've never seen over here.

CP

    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 6:55AM
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magnus_bjorlin(Sweden)

Thanks for the beautiful photo!
Now i have a full name for one of my Pterocactus:)

-Magnus

    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 3:58PM
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steve_nz

The root system of this cactus is very tuberous. I have slowly lifted the roots up over the years so they are exposed rather like a caudiciform plant. I have problems fitting in any soil when I repot it owing to the size of the roots (not wanting to use a larger pot).

    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 5:40PM
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steve_nz

Here is a view of the lifted roots.

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    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 5:42PM
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Pieter(Spain)

This is a beautiful species! My plants broke their pot into pieces one year after I grew them from unrooted cuttings. I can't wait till mine blooms.
Pieter

    Bookmark   December 7, 2005 at 3:45AM
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