The first step is admitting there’s a problem. And the problem is going to grow into an even BIGGER problem.
I’ve been bit hard by the cactus and succulent bug. Thankfully, I might finally be learning from all the plant children I have killed in the past. These echeverias have maintained good color and some are making offsets!
Unfortunately, two stunning columnar cacti caught my eye this past weekend (pilosocereus azureus and stetsonia coryne) and a ferocactus emoryi from the weekend before, so... that’s a thing that’s happening.
And now I have an aeonium velour cutting. I need them all.
Going to find me another shelf that sits flush with the biggest south window so they can bask in hours of sun, overcast conditions pending. Additional growing lights will help on the darkest days, but I suspect everyone will come out of winter just fine.
A little snapshot of the ‘out in the sun and rain' corner.
Also rainy weather for the next 2wks have been forecasted. So these would probably be getting a bit too much water and hence begins the tiresome process of moving everything under the eaves and out again to catch some rays
This Gymnocalycium is considerd a good species by some classifiers, but is listed as a subspecies of G. monvillei in The New Cactus Lexicon, by David Hunt. Like G. monvillei, it has large pale-pink flowers, but it has a more columnar growth habit, and spines which are not as stout. It is native to Cordoba Province in Argentina.
finally opened! a tip about gymnocalycium- they are used to high heat and will only open their flowers when placed in direct sun and heat. i live in the midatlantic so i can't keep mine outside in the summer because of frequent storms, but i move them in and out if they look like they need sun or are about to flower.