Kaelkitty's Journal: JFC0090 Echinocereus enneacanthus ?

Initial Notes:

I acquired this Echinocereus in 1970 or 1971 as a cutting from a plant in my father's cacti collection. Neither he nor I have ever been quite sure of its correct species name. It was initially very slow to take root and become established and didn't really get going much until around 1977; something with hindsight, I now put down to a lack of bright light in its growing conditions. By the end of 1981 the plant had slowly grown grown into a clump of 14 stems, the plant being altogether about 15cm across and 8cm high; but I still wasn't really happy with it's performance. In 2007, just before I moved into my current house the plant suddenly underwent a massive growth spurt, producing over 20 new offsets in one season! I put it in full sun (on to of the water tank to get it out of the way) when I moved house in May 2008 and it grew even larger - to the point where you couldn't SEE the outside of the 20cm pot it was then living in. In November 2009 it was replanted into the pot it now inhabits. My only disappointment now is that it has never flowered - I am beginning to wonder just what it might take to get it to do so!

Entries and Updates

  Nov 20, 2007  
A massive amount of new growth started this spring

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  Mar 5, 2008  
Just after watering

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