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by Aiko
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Growing dioscorea elephantipes from seed
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Growing dioscorea elephantipes from seed

When I have grown these from seed, the germination has been erratic so don't throw the pot away IF you get no or low germination, even my own home produced seed had germination over several months and one seedling a year later. Even some years later they might still germinate, I know from experience.
by Aiko
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

So if I stick to a plan (easier to remember next year), I would be wise to water at 1 January and 1 February too. No matter the freezing temperatures?
by Aiko
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

and otherwise it won't no matter what you do. Just go away and try again later. So just retry and retry and retry, multiple years in a row. Works very well for mesembs and bulbs when at first (and second) they don't germinate. I give my Pediocactus knowltonii water at or around 1 March, 1 April and...
by Aiko
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

So when would you suggest to sow Stomatium seeds? All mesembs (and bulbs) are okay to sow right after the last (severe) night frosts have passed, when sowing in a greenhouse without additional light and frost protection. For me this means sowing around 20-25 March. Nights are cold, an occasionaly -...
by Aiko
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

ragamala wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Flowering is a bonus, not a requisite for enjoyment.
I have the same idea. That is why it annoys me why a lot of succulent photos are primarly aimed at getting a flowering in the picture and nothing or hardly anything about the plant body. I am not interested in plant porn close ups.
by Aiko
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

Yes you are not wrong. That's what it says on the site. But I have an email conversation .... What did that say? I asked them a question if they felt confident any orders coming in from early March (if they make that date) would be handled relatively fast or not. Last year I got my order in after t...
by Aiko
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

el48tel wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:08 pm
So if I understand you. Leave alone. Monitor. Rescue. Remove from baggy. Leave. Try again.
And retry and retry again, if needed. Mesembs and bulbs can take a few cycles before they finally start to germinate.
by Aiko
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: SOUTH WEST CACTUS MART. JUNE 29th 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: SOUTH WEST CACTUS MART. JUNE 29th 2019

MikeDom wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:50 pm
tonyironscacti wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:45 am
just make sure you bring sufficient money with you !!
That's certainly recommended as the variety is tremendous. The most expensive plant I saw there last year was a Cyphostemma Uter for £370. I was tempted ...
You should visit ELK, if you want to be amased by some asking prices...
by Aiko
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Born to Die- Agave
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Born to Die- Agave

I am sure it still has some time left to develop leaves with chlorophyll. Just as long as you have something (enough) with green left once the older ones die off.
by Aiko
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plug in thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Plug in thermostat

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