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Echinocactus texensis in bloom

This is a discussion on Echinocactus texensis in bloom within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; They're called Horse Cripplers but what a nice flower....

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    Default Echinocactus texensis in bloom

    They're called Horse Cripplers but what a nice flower.
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    Neat flower on that one, Jeff!

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    That is so cool. I have never seen one of these bloom.

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    Gorgeous ! How do you care for your cacti Jeff ? What is the medium composition, fertilization and watering schedule??

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    Beautiful flower. I've had mine for 5 years and it hasn't bloomed yet. Come to think of it I've never seen one bloom over here. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Gorgeous ! How do you care for your cacti Jeff ? What is the medium composition, fertilization and watering schedule??
    For medium I use the Miracle Grow cactus mix with added pearlite, charcoal, and sand. I water starting in the spring through fall. I let them completely dry for the winter unless they look distressed. I fertilize at least every other week in the growing season. Give them as much sun as they will stand year round. Most of mine get 8+ hours full sun on my front porch all summer long and they winter on the south side of the greenhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey6115 View Post
    For medium I use the Miracle Grow cactus mix with added pearlite, charcoal, and sand. I water starting in the spring through fall. I let them completely dry for the winter unless they look distressed. I fertilize at least every other week in the growing season. Give them as much sun as they will stand year round. Most of mine get 8+ hours full sun on my front porch all summer long and they winter on the south side of the greenhouse.
    Thanks for the info Jeff ! Mine have been sitting in sunlight upto 10 hours a day, but I have never seen them bloom, I will repot them and start with the fertilization schedule.

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    Jeff, do you know if they are self-pollinators? I wouldn't mind trying some seed....

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