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Cacti and Succulents: Echinopsis subdenudata

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Little_things
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(Zone 10a)

February 17, 2013
9:01 AM

Post #9421825

Echinopsis subdenudata flowering every second week since December.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 17, 2013
8:11 PM

Post #9422518

what a fabulous little plant. what zones does it do well in? Xuling
Little_things
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9422735

Talking about 25F, briefly in my ref. book. Had it in Bloem when it got to around that, but this was always covered with others in frost cloth, anyway, Z9 + would be a guess.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9423139

I grow it here in Phoenix zone 9 A/B and it blooms great in May and June. Here it is last May 2nd. Once it gets real hot (like 105 degrees), it is not happy and the blooms don't open.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 18, 2013
5:10 PM

Post #9423602

Thanks LT and N for the zone info. I cover everything up for frost, but the extended freeze we had has really hit lots of plants. I have so many spaces in the cactus beds along with the newly built cactus bed that I don't think that my budget will allow me to buy enough plants to fill all the spaces. Oh, what to do????? :) Xuling
Little_things
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2013
7:02 PM

Post #9423744

I tend to look toward multipliers and ground covers - Aeoniums multiply quickly, love A. 'kiwi' for instance, started with six plants, my whole garden has grouping now. Then something like budget mini-sculpture or similar to fill. I do not know, but I am opening up an huge area right now, which will be filled by aloes, crassulaceae, mesembs, rocks...all seed grown and collected from the local surrounds.

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

February 18, 2013
8:41 PM

Post #9423843

Aeoniums are the ultimate multiplier. Last summer one of the Aeoniums in the park was whacked by somebody and all the heads were strewn on the ground. So I carefully picked up the remains and rooted every last piece. Last month I installed five new plants where the original used to be. There are four more about the same size ready to go in. And the biggest head (which I'm keeping as a container plant) has already started making a couple of branches. It's awesome. Where there was one plant, there are now ten (all in full sun, btw). A gift of opportunity, as it were. A few observations from that little experiment: shorter stems root and grow faster, multiheaded cuts branch sooner, fall is the time to do it.

Be sure to keep us posted on your huge new area, LT.
Little_things
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(Zone 10a)

February 19, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9424406

Yeah will do.

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