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Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

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Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Thu May 24, 2012 2:59 pm


:springjoy: :springjoy: :springjoy:

After 5 years growing this plant, I finally have a bud !!!

Fingers crossed that it blooms!

(Had two buds on my Selenicereus Donkelaarii but something either ate them or knocked them off :-( )

Here's a picture of my Dog Tail plant and the bud! The bud is on the left side hanging over the railing of our dock on the canal. Sure hope the Alligators don't like dog tail buds & blooms! :lol:


Pat :waive:
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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby matteo2g » Sat May 26, 2012 1:04 am

Hi Pat!
the bud is gorgeous alone!! don't miss showing us the bloom!
many greetings,
Matteo
ciao!
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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Thu May 31, 2012 2:08 pm


Dang it !!!

Checked on the progress of the bud today and it was yellow/brownish.
When I just barely touched it... it fell off :-(

Fingers crossed another one will appear soon.



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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Stephen » Thu May 31, 2012 5:35 pm

How big are the 'gators there?
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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Matt » Thu May 31, 2012 7:21 pm

Pat,
The species tend to bloom very late, so still possible to get another one maybe.
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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:29 am

Stephen wrote:How big are the 'gators there?



Hi Stephen :waive:

The largest one I've seen in our canal out back was a 10 footer! :eek:
Neighbors didn't like seeing him sun himself on their bank
so they called Animal Control to take him away.

The ones we see now are about 5 or 6 foot.

Also have had Bobcats walking through our backyard a few times :shock:

So long as they all keep their distance I don't mind :wink:



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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:30 am

Matt wrote:Pat,
The species tend to bloom very late, so still possible to get another one maybe.
Matt



Good to hear! Thanks Matt.

I'll try some bloom booster and maybe I'll get another one (or more) :mrgreen:



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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:34 am

Matt wrote:Pat,
The species tend to bloom very late, so still possible to get another one maybe.
Matt



Yup!

Just checked the plant today and noticed TWO buds forming!!!

:springjoy:

Fingers crossed that at least one of them will bloom.



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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:38 am



Okay, one bud fell off a few days ago but the other is growing nicely!

About 6 inches long today!

I just moved the plant (chair and all) from the deck on the canal
to my lanai so I can keep a close eye on it. :cactouch:

And since it's a night bloomer, there was no way I was going down
to the canal in the middle of the night to take a picture :flytrap:
You never know who's out there :eek:

So now, if it opens at midnight I can safely take a picture
for you all to see without worries of running into any critters
or alligators :eek:

Fingers crossed ... will have a bloom photo for you soon!
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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Carl » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:58 am

Wow, good luck Pat :hoopla:
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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:59 am



Thanks Carl!

Really looking forward to this one blooming! I've had the plant for about 7 or 8 years now.

Pat :mrgreen:


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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Epi*Lover*Pat » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:39 pm



And finally... I have a bloom !!!

Huge... 13+ inches wide!!!

:hoopla: :hoopla: :hoopla:

Here are a few pictures for you !


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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby Carl » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:20 pm

Awww, well done Pat :cactouch:
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Re: Dog Tail Cacuts - Selenicereus Testudo

Postby dking1111 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:42 pm

Love the picture with Max!!!! Very cute!
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