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delightful surprise

Posted by hoghaven_duluthmn 4 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 15, 06 at 9:01

After keeping this cactus as a houseplant for 4 years, it surprised me by blooming last July. I was lucky to be home as the bloom lasted for just 1 day. Does anyone know what kind of cactus this is?

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RE: delightful surprise

An Echinopsis, of which there are numerous kinds. It will likely bloom more for you in future years. Give a lot of sun in the spring and summer, keep it cool and dry in the winter.


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RE: delightful surprise

I would say it's some species of Trichocereus (spachianus, perhaps?).

Was it fragrant? It's very beautiful - congrats!

-Chris


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RE: delightful surprise

I thought the fragrance was similar to an oriental lily. The petals were of a similar texture of a peony.


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