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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: 1
Views: 58

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: 8
Views: 262

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: 144

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: 362

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: 318

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: 407

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.
by Aiko
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from North Somerset.
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Hello from North Somerset.

Looks like cuttings of a bigger plant that flowered. Hence the roots still being thin. I would not expect them to flower again soon. They need to grow more roots and grow bigger before it will flower as well again, very likely.
by Aiko
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First Mammillaria of the year?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: First Mammillaria of the year?

Aiko wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:21 pm
I noticed an April 2017 sown Mammillaria hernandezi is flowering for me...!
It's an Mammillaria sanchez-mejorade. I remembered it incorrectly. Silly, as my adult M. hernandezi flowers in autumn.
by Aiko
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: What is it?

What's the graft, is the biggest question...?
by Aiko
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Speaking of Mammillarias
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Speaking of Mammillarias

What I have noticed, it doesn't look like you have pollinated them (yet). The flowers still look as good as new. Don't forget!