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What's blooming
Each month the best cactus picture from our collection
Chaque mois la meilleure image du cactus de notre collection
Ogni mese la  pi bella fotografia dalla nostra collezione

CACTUSPEDIA       

***This page will be regularly updated with the best  photography from our plants collection. Each month a brand new picture.

Picture of The Month


July  
2008

Pereskia grandiflora v.violacea

 The great-grandaddy of cacti, and a primordial form of cactus!

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June  
2008

Copiapoa esmeraldana

 This plant is pretty by itself and lovely in bloom.

 

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May  
2008

Mammillaria albiflora

 Absolutely marvelous!

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April
2008

Sclerocactus parviflorus _RP108

 An ethereal beauty.

 


March
2008

Pediocactus paradinei

 It looks like a bird's nest filled with flowers!

 

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February  
2008

Cheiridopsis subaequalis

 One of the earliest blooms of the year.

 

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July  
2007

Pygmaeocereus bylesianus

 A night-time bloomer.  This picture was taken in early morning.

 

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June  
2007

Mammillaria fraileana yellow

 Candy-striped flowers!

 

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May
2007

Lobivia famatimensis bonnieae

 Multicoloured flowers

 

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April
2007

Thelocactus bicolor ssp. schwarzii

 Incomparable blooms!!!

 

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March
2007

Echinofossulocactus crispatus longispinus (Huizache form)

 Very long spines!!!

 

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Feb 2007

Lobivia kupperiana

 A beautiful selected clone!!!

 

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Jan
2007

Gymnocalycium ubelmannianum

 Spider-like spines.

 

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July 2006

Gymnocalycium baldianum

 Extremely free-flowering.  A real eye-catcher!

 

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June 2006

Echinopsis hystricoides

 The flower is larger than the plant!!

 

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May 2006

Rebutia krainziana yellow

 They look like snails in bloom!!!

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April 2006

Echinocereus knippellianus

 Dramatic show  of flowers!!!

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July 2005

Wigginsia langsdorfii FR1273

 Try this in a rock garden!
 

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June 2005

Astrophytum asterias superkabuto

 A highly decorative plant..

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Strombocactus disciformis forma cristata blooming


May 2005

Strombocactus disciformis forma cristata

 A perfect line of flowers along the crest!!!

 

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April 2005

Sclerocactus spinosior subsp. blainei

 This rare cactus is a really  noticeable plant with splendid spines and nice flowers too.

 

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Mammillaria stella-de-tacubaya a young plant the first flowers


March 2005

Mammillaria stella-de-tacubaya

 A young seedling whit the first flowers.

 

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November 2004

Ariocarpus scapharostrus

Our grafted A. scapharostrus are blooming for the first time! So now we have had the chance to see this gorgeous magenta flowers blooming at this tardy time of year (October)

 

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stapelia flavopurpurea


October 2004

Stapelia flavopurpurea

The flowers of this milkweeds succulent show a bizarre and lovely combination of colours.

 

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mammillaria theresae form politomic (grafted on Opuntia compressa)
 


September 2004

Mammillaria theresae

We just show a photo of Mammillaria theresae in the album "picture of the month" ,  but this one from Andrea is fabulous and worth to be published!!!!!! A fantastic and stunning scene.

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Eriosyce napina subsp. lembkei var. duripulpa RMF 277 -  Punta Lobos, Chile


July 2004

Eriosyce napina ssp. lembckei var. duripulpa RMF277 Punta Lobos, Chile

The flowers of this small cactus are resplendent and bright like silk. They are really spectacular.

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Echinocereus (wilcoxia) poselgeri SB 852 Jim Hogg Co, TX, USA


June 2004

Echinocereus (Wilcoxia) poselgeri SB 852

Echinocereus poselgeri is also known as Wilcoxia poselgeri, it has very tall and slender, sparingly branched, pencil-thin stems arising from tuberlike roots, several times thicker than the stems. They have bright pink flowers, this peculiar specie is an interesting addition to any collection.

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Mammillaria luethyi grafted on Opuntia compressa stock: a profusion of flowers


May 2004

Mammillaria luethy

 The best Mammillaria!!! A jewel of incomparable beauty. It worth to be in every cactus collection.

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April 2004

Mammillaria sanchez-mejorade

Blooming M. sanchez-mejorade and the tree-frog that lives in Cactus Art greenhouse.

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The first butterfly visit a flower of Turbinicarpus (Gymnocactus) knuthianus.


MARCH 2004

Turbinicarpus knuthianus JJ2439

In the garden there is still some snow, but during the day the temperature is quite warm, this is the first butterfly I saw in the green-house. It was particularly attracted by the Turbinicarpus knuthianus flowers.

 

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February 2004

Turbinicarpus valdezianus

A miniature gem among cactuses, one of the smallest of the genus, difficult on own roots, easy on a graft. Odd feathery white spines spreading flat around the areoles. White, pink or purple flowers bigger than the plant. This outstanding plant may be every collection.

Photo courteously provided by Peter Gouman.

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DECEMBER  2003

Mammillaria theresae forma cristata

In this season only a few cactus are in bloom, for example Mammillaria shiedeana ssp. giselae, & Mammillaria solisioides. But this month I show the photo of a plant without flowers. Isn't it nice?

 

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Ariocarpus agavoides SB370 flowers buds


NOVEMBER  2003

Ariocarpus agavoides SB 370 Tula, Tamaulipas, Mexico

This Arios start flowering when still young, the plants in the photo are five years old.

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OCTOBER  2003

Epithelantha micromeris SB125 Arteaga, Coah.

This bright red fruits last on the plant almost one year!!! The photo on left has been taken on October 01 2003, but if you click on the picture you can see the same plant with fruit in April 2003: after 7 month they are still very decorative.

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SEPTEMBER  2003

Mammillaria theresae

When grafted on Opuntia compressa M. theresae produces uninterruptedly multiple flowerings from April to September. And most of the plants habitually bloom contemporarily. The show is enchanting! 

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Copiapoa laui FK 439 (Esmeralda, Guanillos)


AUGUST  2003

Copiapoa lauii FK 439 ,Esmeralda, Guanillos, Chile

This nice small specie (grafted on Opuntia compressa stock) produce a profusion of flowers when still very young. In the background the contrasting colours of  Sulcorebutia rauschii WR289 cv. Violacidermis.

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Astrophytum asterias cv. Hanazono 花園兜


JULY  2003

Astrophytum asterias cv. Hanazono kabuto

This Japanese Astrophytums cultivar is unmistakeable.

 

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Weingartia neocumingii HS 102 Pasorampilla Campero cochabamba Bol 2400 mt Flowers


JUNE  2003

Eriosyce aerocarpa FR500

The flowers are of an incredible colour and very nice.

 

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Strombocactus disciformis the first flower


MAY 2003

Strombocactus disciformis

This plant is grafted on Opuntia compressa, the stock is invisible. It is three years old (spring of the fourth year) this is the first flower produced. Plant diameter 38 mm

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APRIL 2003   

Gymnocalycium bruchii var. niveum WR 727 Cordoba, Argentina.

The plants in the photo are only 3 cm  and the pink flowers cover completely the stems.

 

 

 

 

 

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