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by Ali Baba
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Maihuenia flower buds
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Maihuenia flower buds

Ali Baba wrote:I need to go and check my plant immediately :shock:

Not a single bud [emoji22]


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by Ali Baba
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Two
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: S, S, S - Part Two

Hi Phil, you can have some fresh seed of this one later this year. dyckia.JPG 'Damping off like decline' sounds like you might not have used ericaceous compost or lime free grit? Seedlings respond readily to pricking out, you could try that in fresh compost. I keep mine in the propagator for their f...
by Ali Baba
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Maihuenia flower buds
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Maihuenia flower buds

I need to go and check my plant immediately :shock:
by Ali Baba
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Maihuenia flower buds
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Maihuenia flower buds

which species is that Mike?
by Ali Baba
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Two
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: S, S, S - Part Two

I’ve grown plenty of Dyckias from seed . They will grow pretty quickly if you keep them warm and damp and feed them now and again. If you grow them like cacti they will suffer, they don’t like to get dry , even in the winter they will need a bit or the roots will die. By the way they need lime free ...
by Ali Baba
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Blossfeldia
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Blossfeldia

Mine were sown 7 years ago and are in their 3rd year of flowering. They are very slow at first, best sown via the baggy method, and kept in the bags for 2 years if you can.
I agree with Aiko, Strombocactus are much quicker! :grin:
by Ali Baba
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Outside Opuntias (which will be safe/grow better)
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Outside Opuntias (which will be safe/grow better)

I've had Opuntia polyacantha and fragilis outside for a few years now. They grow slowly and flower every now and again.
by Ali Baba
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rhipsalis compost
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Rhipsalis compost

I use a loose mix of fine orchid bark, perlite, chopped sphagnum and for more vigorous species such as Disocactus some peat based Ericaceous compost. I imagine they will grow in any compost that is acidic, open, well drained and water retentive. I feed every watering with orchid fertiliser (Rain Mix...
by Ali Baba
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plant of the Month
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Plant of the Month

Thanks Tony, that is helpful. Although a n.n. it ought to have a cultivar name as the flowers are a very nice shade.
by Ali Baba
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pachypodium namaquanum seeds
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Pachypodium namaquanum seeds

Hi Tina I did post a picture on the forum when it flowered, only two flowers mind :???: http://forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=164570&p=249942&hilit=pachypodium+namaquanum#p249942 nammy.jpg Not very exciting!! If its any consolation I have a grafted plant now about 18 inches tall a...

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