End of the year flower

wazungy(Quebec Canada)December 31, 2005

After a very prolonged "bud stage" my thelocactus finally flowered today.

What a way to end the year!

Waz

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borrego(Z 10 L.A. Cal.)

What is your definition of a "vey long" bud stage? I have a Fercactus Latispinus that has been at bud stage for at least 3 weeks. I'm waiting for it to flower so I may share it with the folks here......

    Bookmark   December 31, 2005 at 11:43PM
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wazungy(Quebec Canada)

This plant had stalled with a bud, just barely above the surface of the skin for a number of months.
A change in lighting cycles snapped it into flowering.

Waz

    Bookmark   January 1, 2006 at 2:11AM
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cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

Hey Waz, I got a couple of Thelos like that too, just waitin' for the right time, we've had an exceptionally wet and cool spring/summer so far, so I was thinking that it's the weather that delays the flowers... I'm sure these were flowering by Christmas last year, but are not even close this season.

CP

    Bookmark   January 1, 2006 at 4:09AM
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tjsangel(z5 OH)

Very nice Thelo and beautiful flower also.

Jen

    Bookmark   January 1, 2006 at 6:13AM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Lovely flower. Is that T. hexaedrophorus?

    Bookmark   January 1, 2006 at 6:51AM
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Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

A very nice plant and flower Waz! Well grown.
Amy

    Bookmark   January 1, 2006 at 9:29AM
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wazungy(Quebec Canada)

In response to "shrubs" and anyone wondering,

yes. T. hexaedrophorus.

Waz

    Bookmark   January 1, 2006 at 10:43PM
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