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Plants in the Alpine House or Cold Frame: Cacti

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Started by: Mel Linney

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Contribution from Mel Linney 10 June 2010, 09:11top / bottom of page

When I read Jon Evans report for the Summer Show South it was interesting to see Cacti in the prizes. Elaine and I have had an interest in Cacti, particularly Rebutia, for quite a number of years.If I may, I would like to share a few images of our small collection.

Our collection.

Rebutia blossfeldiana

Rebutia flauistyca

Rebutia hoffmannii

Rebutia krainziana red form

Rebutia krainziana yellow form

Rebutia senilis v Kesselringiana

Rebutia senilis v Lilacinarosea

Rebutia simoneana

Rebutia tarvitensis

Rebutia 'Celebration' orange form

Rebutia 'Orange Ice'

Rebutia 'Apricot Ice'

Rebutia 'Carnival'

Rebutia 'Amber'

Contribution from Mel Linney 10 June 2010, 09:50top / bottom of page

We use the same compost for our Cacti as that for the Saxifrages. Water from below when dry and feed occasionally with a liquid tomato fertiliser. Stop all watering and feeding from mid September until the middle of March, beware the Ides of March is a good aide memoire. We keep our plants in the cold greenhouse all year round with our alpine collection and apart from losing a couple of Mammallaria they have survived this last winter even though temperatures were dropping to -10c and below for days on end and only the glass to protect them from the elements.

Contribution from Judy Rhymes 25 June 2010, 14:11top / bottom of page

I really enjoyed seeing your collection of Cacti, Mel. Such glorious colours.



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