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by KathyM
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia species rooting - advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Rebutia species rooting - advice please!

A couple of years ago I noticed that a small single-headed plant of Rebutia krainziana had rotted at the base, and then upon closer inspection I realised the middle of the plant had too. I scraped out all the mushy stuff and left the hollowed-out cactus under the bench in my greenhouse to callus ove...
by KathyM
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Good service
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Good service

I've possibly bought a million plants from Ralph now and they're great.
by KathyM
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent peperomia care
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Succulent peperomia care

I tried various methods - water, perlite, gritty compost, some in bags and some not - and they all worked, but rooting them in water was a bit faster, so that's probably what I'd use again. Peperomias usually root easily so go with whatever way is most convenient. I just feed it like my other plants...
by KathyM
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent peperomia care
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Succulent peperomia care

I reckon it could be Peperomia pecuniifolia. I think this species gets mixed up with Peperomia 'Hope' a lot, which is a hybrid of P. deppeana and P. quadrifolia, according to its patent. There are several plants that get wrongly sold under the name Peperomia rotundifolia but I don't think the actual...
by KathyM
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seeds Sown
Replies: 40
Views: 2796

Re: Seeds Sown

I liked your picture showing all the different Lobivia haematantha varieties. I don't think I will be ordering the ones with the terrifying long hooked spines.
by KathyM
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: pure pumice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2320

Re: pure pumice?

I didn't know you could get pumice at Ikea, I might have to give it a try. My mum tried to buy some online and ended up buying lava dust instead. I'm not sure if that's going to be useful for anything plant-related. My dad reckons it will be good for making wargaming terrain, so maybe it will end up...
by KathyM
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which compost?
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Which compost?

You can sometimes buy bags of John Innes compost mixed with grit. If you want something ready-mixed that's probably the thing to look out for. That will be fine if you're not growing anything particularly fussy. At most garden centres or DIY stores the best way to get a half-decent cactus and succul...
by KathyM
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seeds Sown
Replies: 40
Views: 2796

Re: Seeds Sown

I bought a couple of Rebutia plants from you last year that you said were that year's seedlings and I was amazed. I will probably end up buying a lot of these too knowing me. I am trying to zoom in and look at names! I haven't planted my BCSS seeds yet, just my alpine garden society ones. I noticed ...
by KathyM
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Enjoying the afternoon sun...
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Re: Enjoying the afternoon sun...

That's a magnificent plant. I would like to grow more species; I only have good old Titanopsis calcarea currently, although I did get a couple of packets from the seed list this year.
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Titanopsis calcarea
by KathyM
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: February 2019 - Astrophytum
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Seeing as everyone else has gone for flowers, how about some seeds?
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Astrophytum myriostigma seeds