Escobaria vivipara- complex

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cohan
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Nice! small is the way I like my cacti :)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

I wonder how big they can get. :)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Still only about 2-3 inches high, but I have seen a "mat" in the wild (Minnesota) half again larger than what you show, Aaron.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Weiser
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Joined: 2009-12-04

I have seen some of the low matting form, found in short grass prairies of the Dakotas with approx 100-150 heads and some were around 18-24 inches across but it is rare to see them that large.

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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Joined: 2011-08-20

A mat form would be awesome! 

I love this cactus, they work in dry, moist and are cold hardy. 8) 

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

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

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

DesertZone wrote:

I love this cactus, they work in dry, moist and are cold hardy. 8)   

I lost all my viviparas two winters ago. It was strange and I don't know why. Nothing noteworthy unusual for the weather.

Have lots of my own seedlings now, I hope they last.

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

DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

Andy71 wrote:

Have lots of my own seedlings now, I hope they last.

Glad that you more too try, I hope they do better. :)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

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

Andy71
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Joined: 2012-01-26

That's more like it

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Emmons County, North Dakota

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

DesertZone
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Joined: 2011-08-20

I like it! 8)

Dry garden, little irrigation, 9" precip

Shoshone Idaho USA. Zone 5b-6a

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

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