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Cacti and Succulents: Ariocarpus fissuratus

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

October 20, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9310654

I finally got to see an open flower! It has made several but only one on the plant at a time. So far I had only seen the buds. I am trying an experiment by leaving this plant outside this winter to check its hardiness. There is too much shade where it is and I will have to move it early next spring.

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helenchild
Decatur, GA

October 21, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9311411

Very nice. I haven't had much luck with A. fissuratus. The flower is very nice and what a bonus.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


October 24, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9314068

After reading this I went out and checked mine and sure enough they are in bloom... too... amazing how in different states and possibly very different temperature, humidity and rainfall occurrences, the day length still tells these cacti to bloom this time of year.

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Minime8484
Chandler, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9314100

Cool! We are all in sync!
Mine tried to flower 2 weeks ago, but the thrashers came in and trashed both blooms.
I placed a screen on it last week when I saw a new bud forming. They still did minor damage to one part of the flower, but it was definitely better than ever before!

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

October 24, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9314151

Mine is a mere baby compared to those! I hope he lives long enough to get close to that size.
C
cactusloverlady
Menasha, WI

October 25, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9314970

All the plants look great! I've had A. fissuratus and an old, huge retusus that have never flowered. I'd say you're blessed so far. What's the secret?

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


October 25, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9315025

outdoor sunshine is essential... .low humidity might be, too
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

October 25, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9315491

Hey C? Did you by chance get your A. F off eBay? Just asking cause there is one seller that all he ever has is this one type of native cactus and I question where he gets them from.
cactusloverlady
Menasha, WI

October 25, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9315587

perkoschilefarm, I did get the plant from an ebay vender but not the one with all the plants. I wonder the same. I hope they are seed grown and not field collected. cll

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2012
9:52 PM

Post #9315631

Hi Tristan, I'm so happy to hear you covered your Ariocarpus! At least you can enjoy a bloom now!
cactusloverlady
Menasha, WI

October 26, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9315956

palmbob, All my plants go outside for the summer. I'm in zone 4, my plants face east, and south, get rained on and watered when needed. It does get very humid here. My 35+ year old A. retusus actually grew quite well this past summer. Still no flowers. I treasure the plant very much and can live without flowers as long as it keeps living. Any idea how long these cacti can live? cll

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


October 26, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9316042

I have seen some very old Ariocarpi, though I have no idea of their age.. they do seem to live a long time, but I have no idea how long.
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

October 26, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9316049

They can live a long long time.
cactusloverlady
Menasha, WI

October 26, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9316068

Great!! I love having it around. cll
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

October 26, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9316279

I got mine from Miles to Go last year. It bloomed last year too. I still think it needs more sun but if it made some flowers it can't be too unhappy.
C
cactusman8
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2012
9:21 PM

Post #9320749

They really are cool-looking plants.I have a friend who has one that he figures might be 30 years old. Since you bought it as a plant, you don't really know its age but I'm curious as to how long they take to bloom from seed. I hear they're comparatively slow growers. I have some 20+ year-old Ferocacti that have yet to bloom. But most Echinocerei, Mammillaria, and Coryphantha will bloom in about 3-5 years. I just started some Copiapoa seeds and they're also reputedly slow growers . But they're such beautiful plants that the blooms are secondary anyway. Planting cactus seeds really is an act of faith. And patience.

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9321065

I just got Ariocarpus retusus v. furfuraceus last weekend, which I see Palmbob also has in his dish garden (the smooth leaf bluish ones). I wondered about that one blooming--whether it takes a long time also and if it needs the same conditions.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


October 31, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9321135

that one has only bloomed once... may not be getting enough sun
helenchild
Decatur, GA

October 31, 2012
8:57 PM

Post #9321635

I had a Ariocarpus retusus for a few years and it was growing well. Then last summer some rodent ran off with it!!! Grrr... I was a little heartbroken as it was a fav. Sigh...
Good luck with yours Nancy. Keep it safe from marauders.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 2, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9323044

I guess the trick is to give them enough sun but not too much so they burn, especially here.
My little silky terrier Sophie is a demon with anything like a mouse or rat or rabbit. They don't get near my plants!

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