A teeny tiny treasure for the dry rock garden.

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Manfroni
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I have an Escobaria leei in my cactus garden... it's cool because every time some friend comes over I ask them if they can find the cactus among all the white gravel! That's also why I had to leave the tag next to it, otherwise I would lose track of it too!!! lol I still did not see it bloom... does it bloom in the late Spring? If so, I still have to wait then!


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Rino, zone 7/8a Dallas TX, rainfall 38 inch or 1 meter per year (highest rainfall in May with 5.29in/134mm, March with 4.34in/110mm and October with 4.21in/107mm), mild winters with 1-2 days of snow (Record low -1F/-18C) and hot, semi-humid summers (Reco

Manfroni
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These are also my Escobaria vivipara and minima. The minima is super tiny!!!! I can't wait to see it blooming!


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Rino, zone 7/8a Dallas TX, rainfall 38 inch or 1 meter per year (highest rainfall in May with 5.29in/134mm, March with 4.34in/110mm and October with 4.21in/107mm), mild winters with 1-2 days of snow (Record low -1F/-18C) and hot, semi-humid summers (Reco

DesertZone
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Manfroni wrote:

I can't wait to see it blooming!

Here is mine from summers past.  It died over one wet winter.  :(

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Manfroni
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Wow, it looks amazing! I find it strange that they die that fast! I think it rained quite a lot this winter and mine are still doing fine...

I guess the way I plant my cactus ends up to be working... when ever I transplant a cactus from the pot, I make a hole slightly larger than the pot, and I place the cacti in the hole from the pot, and I fill all the voids only with gravel, no soil at all... I figured the soil will eventually build up between the gravel anyway....

Rino, zone 7/8a Dallas TX, rainfall 38 inch or 1 meter per year (highest rainfall in May with 5.29in/134mm, March with 4.34in/110mm and October with 4.21in/107mm), mild winters with 1-2 days of snow (Record low -1F/-18C) and hot, semi-humid summers (Reco

Weiser
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Your Escobaria leei blends into the light colored gravel very well indeed. It should bloom when the temperatures start to hit the nineties. At least that's when mine start to bloom. They will have tiny pink blossoms.

I have tried Escobaria minima several times it does not survive outdoors for me. I get down into the single digits at least once or twice a winter. They are adorable little creatures.

The Escobaria vivipara group are a hardy bunch well worth growing.

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of the Great Basin and the Eastern
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Andy71
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John, I hope that E. organensis that I sent you survives there. It is very closely related to the E. sneedii plants.

Connecticut - zone 6 (humid) - 54" of rain/year

Weiser
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Andi
I checked it today so far so good!! :D

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

DesertZone
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Manfroni wrote:

Wow, it looks amazing! I find it strange that they die that fast! I think it rained quite a lot this winter and mine are still doing fine...

I think it died in the wet winter here because it was under a foot of snow for over a month and was below 0F a few times.
I think your winters are much warmer than mine.  I was surprised that it lived through a few winters (covered) here...like maybe two winters. :)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

Hot and dry in the summer, cold and snow in the winter.

Martin Tversted
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Escobaria sneedii and the subspecies leeri both survive outside here in central Denmark. temps to minus 24C and both cold and rain. Obviously they are places in a sheltered place with lots of drainage and all the sun we have when we have it. But they are among the more hardy coldhardy cacti. Trond, I have extras...

Martin

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

Hoy
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Martin wrote:

Escobaria sneedii and the subspecies leeri both survive outside here in central Denmark. temps to minus 24C and both cold and rain. Obviously they are places in a sheltered place with lots of drainage and all the sun we have when we have it. But they are among the more hardy coldhardy cacti. Trond, I have extras...

Martin

;D ;D ;D

BTW the succulents I got from you seem to have survived so far!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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