Return to the Cacti & Succulents Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Her Blooms were Amazing!

Posted by jojosplants 9/ Tucson, Az. (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 10, 12 at 19:22

We've had this plant going on 5 yrs. now and this summer she went all out! 7 Blooms at one time! What a show, and the little bees she attracted had a blast in all those flowers. lol..

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Jojo


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

echinocereus pectinatus? I have one but it has never produced more than one flower at a time. Very nice!!


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Love those flowers! I had one of these but rotted it...

Is that a little euphorbia anoplia there? Love those...


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Wow--very beautiful!

I planted one of these in my hardy bed, but I think the ground squirrels buried it.


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

JoJo,
That's the cactus I was drooling over the last time you posted a photo of it. Now I'm really drooling! I found one in town earlier this year, but like Micro, I rotted it. :( Thanks for sharing, I absolutely love those flowers!

Planto


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Hi Everyone..Thank you!
Robin.. I'm a little confused on it's name. The scientific is Echinocereus rigidissimus. The common is Rainbow Hedgehog. It is actually native to Arizona. I will add a link with synonyms.

Microthrix ..
Are you referring to the one in the second pic sticking out to the left? I have no idea what it is. lol.. I do know it multiplies like crazy and if you want some come spring, yell. ;-) I just did a quick search and it may be. It grows like crazy and i have to constantly thin it out. So if you want some i'll share.

Notolover... that's a shame! Luckily I don't have trouble with them.

Info I have found on this suggests about 8" tall. This is more like 12"! Everything in this container grows well. I do have to watch it starts to lean to the sun and turn the dish from time to time.

It's gotten so tall I worry it will tople over in such a shallow dish.

JoJo

Here is a link that might be useful: Rainbow Hedgehog.


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Gorgeous flowers!


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Comparing the flowers I can tell that yours is a rigidissimus, otherwise the body looks pretty much the same (to me:).

The rigidissimus's common names are Arizona Rainbow, or Hedgehog Cactus. And the pectinata's common names are Comb Hedgehog or Texas rainbow cactus. Does that make it even more confusing, haha :)

Pretty nonetheless.


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Just a little! LOL! Yeesh! 1 name would be enough you'd think. lol...

plantomaniac08~ I didn't mean to make you drool. lol..
Everything I've read on this says it's real prone to rot, especially in winter. I do move it during extended winter rains up under our patio. In the summer we just splash it here and there when watering the flower bed behind it.

It's happy and rewards us that's for sure.

Hi Paul! Thank you!

Jojo


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

JoJo,
the blooms AND the color of the trunk are wonderful!

Josh


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Jojo!! You mean to tell me that is what mine would of looked like if I hadn't killed it? It beautiful! Oh, wow, I remember when you got this one. Nice.

Mike


 o
RE: Her Blooms were Amazing!

Hi Josh! Thanks! I love her color too!

Mike! not you too! Sorry to hear yours didnt make it. :-( I remember you posting pics of it.

Her sibling is in the ground, gets more sun and less water and is only 3" tall!!!!
She gets morning sun, filtered late day and a decent amount of water. I can't believe the difference between the 2 plants!

JoJo


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Cacti & Succulents Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here