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Pterocactus tuberosa

Posted by Steve_nz (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 5, 05 at 15:07

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

Here is a link that might be useful: pic


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RE: Pterocactus tuberosa

And a beautiful flower it is.

Al


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RE: Pterocactus tuberosa

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

CP


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RE: Pterocactus tuberosa

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

-Magnus


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RE: Pterocactus tuberosa

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).


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RE: Pterocactus tuberosa roots

Here is a view of the lifted roots.

Here is a link that might be useful: pic


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RE: Pterocactus tuberosa

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


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