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by Aiko
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: buying seed
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: buying seed

Wait for ordering until you see the seed lists being updated in the 'Updated seed lists thread'. Maybe the exception would be Mesa Garden, where now could be the right time (although they could have run out of species) as they might be less busy this time of the year than when the next list is relea...
by Aiko
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Naming conventions when selling plants
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Naming conventions when selling plants

You could write 'ex' in front of the locality data or original source, for your offspring of these plants.
by Aiko
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: This is a first (for me) - seed pods
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Tina wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 am
I wonder how much seed you will get,
Expect one seed per seed pod. So it does not provide heavily on seeds. Assuming you were refering to the Ledebouria / Scilla.

I am sure the follicle of the Ceropegia will provide dozens of seeds each, as other stapeliads do.
by Aiko
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 186

ELK 2018

Just four more weeks!
by Aiko
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CITES and cactus seeds: question Solved
Replies: 31
Views: 701

Re: CITES and cactus seeds: question Solved

I have been given 100+ seeds of Melocactus smithii by the owner of the land the plants grow on. All I would like to have is a few plants. I've sown 10 seeds, if they germinate well I will have many seeds left. I do not want to waste them and am thinking of selling them on ebay. M. smithii is a CITE...
by Aiko
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sickly Lithops
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Sickly Lithops

My partner has suggested leaving the shading up all year as the greenhouse is South facing (think it's easier for him not having to take it all down!) At first I said no it had to come down. Now thinking maybe leave it up. I always have my shading cloth up between early March and early October. Esp...
by Aiko
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sickly Lithops
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Sickly Lithops

Small seedlings are less strict regarding water. I always give my one year old seedlings a good soaking once every week assuming the soil has dried out in between, no matter if it is warm or cold.

Older seedlings (depending a bit on their size) will have to get used to less frequent watering.
by Aiko
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sickly Lithops
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Sickly Lithops

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I fear you have just answered your own question... I'm watering them about once every 8 - 10 days presently due to the intense heat. Lithops can last a long time without water. Golden rule with succulents and a diamond rule for ultrasucculents like Lithops: if you ...
by Aiko
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Too hot for my pterocactus
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Too hot for my pterocactus

The bottom right seems like it could be rooted still. How has the weather been in the last two months in the UK? Up here we have had 25+C temperatures for a few weeks now, continuesly 25C+. And no rain for at least six weeks maybe even longer by now. No rain at all. Luckily my casualties in the gree...
by Aiko
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti at auction
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Cacti at auction

Looks to be a chore to plant them in there, though.