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by Aiko
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any concerns with these species in unheated greenhouse?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Any concerns with these species in unheated greenhouse?

Best solution is to open the door and windows. If you're not around all the time to do that, then automatic vents and fans are the only alternative. Not really needed from my experience. I only visit my greenhouse about once a week. I have four top windows open all the time between late March and N...
by Aiko
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adenium obesum advice
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Adenium obesum advice

Does anyone have any basic advice for growing these in the UK. Am I using the correct soil and should they be placed in full direct sun. Be sure to regularly give them water, also in winter. In winter you will notice the trunk gets soft. This is less a symptom of rot, but just a very dehydrated tru...
by Aiko
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe polyphylla
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: Aloe polyphylla

My understanding is that it does not self pollinate to produce viable seed. I have a seedling grown form seed of a single plant thas was self pollinated. True, of all the people having sown some of these seeds, I am the only one with one seedling. So the seeds might be less viable. But it can be do...
by Aiko
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe polyphylla
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: Aloe polyphylla

It should be self fertile, so try to get some seeds. I think this could spark interest for quite some people up here.
by Aiko
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any concerns with these species in unheated greenhouse?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Any concerns with these species in unheated greenhouse?

Of these, I suspect only the Ferocactus, the Mammillaria and Agave will survive. The Agave filifera for sure. My 15 years old self sown A. filifera have survived the last few winters in an unheated greenhouse. A year ago we got a real cold winter, and they seem to have survived this easily still. Pi...
by Aiko
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: All systems go!
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: All systems go!

The flower colour on that M. luethyi is stunning Diane, just wish I could find one! Seeds are not hard to find, and not that very expensive anymore (depending on your source). Seed grown plants will be tougher and more adapted to your way of growing. And you will get multiple plants, if you do the ...
by Aiko
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A couple of mesembs
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: A couple of mesembs

Diane wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:17 pm
A couple of nice mesembs in flower at the moment - these are propagations from an old clump that dried up of Gibbeaum heathii from Kalkgut
Kalkgat seems a more likely locality. Could be a typing error on this forum, or one on your label. The latter you might like to change.
by Aiko
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Soil mixes
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Soil mixes

dazzy2000 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Thanks for the replies. Would the mix be suitable for all cactus and succulents or does it need tweeking for different types.
Tweaking certainly can benefit some species, but if you don't know which species, I would not bother much. Knowing when and when not to water is much more important!
by Aiko
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some winter growers
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Some winter growers

My plants also look like those of Iann. Fat, blobby, red. I also have many seed pods ripening. And indeed it takes many months for the seed pods to ripen. They flowered in October, and probably somewhere in the heath of summer the seed pods are mature. A spray of water on the seed pods will prove th...
by Aiko
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pinquiculas
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Pinquiculas

I have the same experience with birds. Try to put something around the pots, so it is not so easy for birds to get neat the pots. It doesn't have to be right as a prison, but at least have something in the way of birds hopping towards the pots. The don't like barriers, even small ones.