Crown of Thorns in full bloom

ltran54(9)September 12, 2012

I have some Crown of Thorn in full bloom right now. These pictures took last week. White is the hardest color to find.

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scsva(7/VA)

Wow! Love 'em! Thanks for sharing with us.

Susan

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 6:42PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

They're all gorgeous but oh my, that last one, real eye candy.

Annette

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 7:05PM
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kathi_mdgd

Wowser,Love them all!! Have never seen a white one.They're like potato chips,can't like just one.TFS all this eye candy.
Kathi

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 8:50PM
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ltran54(9)

Thank you Susan, Annette, and Kathi. Crown of Thorn has many beautiful colors now.( I am still collecting) But the color white is hardest to get. I went to so much trouble to get the white one. I also had many different colors that I post on one thread.
My crown of thorn collection.
Marie

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 10:25PM
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JessieC777(Washington State 5)

So wonderful! Thank you for sharing :-) I have always had my eye on those. I almost bought one once, but decided against it. Now after seeing all of yours, I'm kicking myself lol

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 12:07AM
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cactusmcharris

Marie,

I knew it would be a Flower Show! but I didn't know it would be that much - TFS!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 12:53PM
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cactusmcharris

I could be losing my mind, but is #10 a Bougainvillea?

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 12:55PM
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johnsonm08(5a)

Great flowers!
Is number 7 from the top --pink and green flower-- a named variety?
Mike

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 2:05PM
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Ann_in_Houston(z9 Houston)

I'm not the OP but I know a bougainvillea when I see one, and yes, that was one.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 2:44PM
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ltran54(9)

Thanks Jessie, Cactusmcharris,and Mike.
Yes, #10 is Bougainvilla. My friend gave me a rooted cutting bougainvilla and within 3 months, that was how big it get.

Mike, I don't have any name for my crown of thorn.
I traded one of my other plant to get that cutting and it did well for me since the trade.

Marie

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 4:08PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Marie! My goodness, yellow being my favorite in which I still have to get one. That is such a beautiful plant! Is there anything you ever grow less than perfect?

Great job as always and I am always impressed by your plants. Thank you

MIke:-)

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 7:31AM
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GreenThumbnail

How lovely! The very definition of "curb appeal"!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:37PM
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kathi_mdgd

What kind of fertilizer do you use on them??
TIA
Kathi

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 6:26PM
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juliebees2009(7)

OH What beauties....I have a white a lite yellow and a red now the red is old and I sort of experimented on it because it came with no directions and at that time there was no Google...so it is woody and about a ft. tall with leaves on top the other two are full and still blooming but I been told to keep them wet more than a normal cacti its a cross so far so good what type of fertilizer do you all use???

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 2:10AM
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ltran54(9)

Thank you so much to all my friends in this forum with very nice commends.

Mike, many of my plants died too, with so many unknown reasons. I didn't show you those....hehehe...

Kathi and Juliebees...I don't use any special fertilizer.
I love Osmocote for my desert rose and crown of thorn...everything I have gets Osmocote...twice per year..

Miracle grow mix about once every 3 weeks.

More of my collection on this link.
CROWN OF THORN COLLECTION

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/cacti/msg0518211326868.html

Copy and paste if the link doesn't work.
Marie

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 1:31PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Gorgeous as usual, Ltran, really nice stuff.

It makes my indoor grown ones look really puny by comparison, but they ARE different plants.

Hi JulieBee,

I think most fertilizers would be OK for this plant, yes, to keeping it more moist than one would think. FYI: it's not a cactus, but rather a succulent.

Would also benefit from being grown on a humidity tray (or pebble tray).

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 5:51PM
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karyn1(7a)

Marie I love the Thai with the pink and green blooms and also the white one in the last pic.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 8:19PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

That's my favorite of these too Karyn, the pink & green, it's so cool in its multi-hued look!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 10:06PM
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ahoogstra

Wow! I am in awe! I have always wanted to see some in bloom! You are blessed! Thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 8:37AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Marie, I just had to take a second look! Amazing. Thanks for being humble...:-)

How many hours of direct sun do you give them and do you bring them in for the winter? Where do they go once the colder weather moves in? A sunny window, under lights?

Thanks again!

Mike

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 11:59AM
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ltran54(9)

Thank you my friends here who left nice commends for me.

Mike, my COT get full sun most of the day. For winter, I mostly likely keep them out, unlet under 20 degrees. They can take the cold better than desert rose.

Marie

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 10:46PM
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rina_

Marie

They are just georgeous. Love all the colors, I would have hard time to choose just one. And I like that hey are pretty 'compact' - at least it looks like it from the photos.

You mean you keep them outside as long as temps don't drop below 20*F? (that would be approx. -6.5*C). I thought they have to be kept warmer. Do you water them less in winter? Are they staying in same location through the winter (sun/light-wise)?

Rina

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 8:34AM
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