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by Aiko
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Those were the days
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Those were the days

Or the coming days already...
Up here we might break our national record on Thursday (which is 38.2C recorded in 1944). We might hit the 40C this week...
by Aiko
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc

Some children are placed in foster care and the identity and location of the foster family is kept from their birth family. An accidental photograph of them can reveal their location and put the child in danger. I never considered this until someone who fostered these children mentioned it to me. A...
by Aiko
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

This is a new thing for me!
I will check all my flowering plants when I get back to my greenhouse next weekend...
by Aiko
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Secrets of Namaqualand Succulents Book
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Secrets of Namaqualand Succulents Book

Looks very interesting. I hope this book will be available to flip through at ELK. I always like to go through a book before actually buying. Maybe if a PDF with a few pages could be made available on the website.
by Aiko
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea macrostachya: advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Dioscorea macrostachya: advice needed

It will have more of an own mind than mesembs...
by Aiko
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea macrostachya: advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Dioscorea macrostachya: advice needed

I would wait for it to show some signs of active growth before watering. It could be right at this moment, but it could also well be something is showing in the autumn. Most of these are winter active. I don't know if they are erratic per individual plant, meaning it could one year grow in summer an...
by Aiko
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pseudobombax ellipticum & Ficus abutifolia (Growing advice required)
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Pseudobombax ellipticum & Ficus abutifolia (Growing advice required)

Chris L wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:31 pm
I also have a couple of Yucca seedlings and I think they should be in richer compost too.
I would advice the same. And again, these also like to have plenty of water when in growth.
by Aiko
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria gasseriana ML546
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Mammillaria gasseriana ML546

A hiding M. theresea or M. hernandezii, I think.
by Aiko
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pseudobombax ellipticum & Ficus abutifolia (Growing advice required)
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Pseudobombax ellipticum & Ficus abutifolia (Growing advice required)

Basically any succulent with foliage can take a lot of water on a regular basis when not dormant. So I would suggest to give it a regular splash of water. And I can also recommend to provide it with nutricient soil, so a lot of top soil in relation to the mineral content of your mix. More than you w...
by Aiko
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sempervivum
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Sempervivum

Eric Williams wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Hi Jim, you never know who's reading threads on our forum lol. Cheers
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