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by Aiko
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: British weather
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: British weather

We just had the warmest 19 April since they officially measured (since 1901). Beat the previous record of 1988 by about 5C...!
by Aiko
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Two
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: S, S, S - Part Two

Terry S. wrote:You are lucky Aiko. It is a weed that germinates all over the place if you leave the fruit on it to decompose.


I was hoping for that!
by Aiko
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Two
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: S, S, S - Part Two

I have raised Arum seeds using the method that I have used for other alpine "bulbs". Sow in the autumn, cover the pots with a nice layer of grit and leave outside to catch all the winter weather: rain, freezing etc. They will usually germinate in the spring. I used the same method for Aru...
by Aiko
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery hairy-leaved plant - a Tylecodon I think
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Mystery hairy-leaved plant - a Tylecodon I think

My first thought was also Tylecodon leucothrix.
by Aiko
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: winter casualties
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: winter casualties

Are you sure these are casualties (if you mean them to be fatal casualties)?
by Aiko
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Blossfeldia
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Blossfeldia

Looks like mine are ultraslow, if I compare mine with the pictures shown...
by Aiko
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Blossfeldia
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Blossfeldia

Actually, Strombocactus are a lot quicker. Also adviced to sow them via the baggy method and keeping them locked in for multiple years. But I managed to grow one without locking it in, and is now at the age of 6 about two to three centimeters in diameter.
by Aiko
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Blossfeldia
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Blossfeldia

You best chance (and maybe your only one) is to use the socalled "baggy method". Enough information to find on this, on this forum if you do a search for this term. I've heard varying cases of limiting success, but it is possible. A popular method is sowing on sterilised soil in a sterilis...
by Aiko
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Do I eat these
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Do I eat these

I like the Ariocarpus!
by Aiko
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: came home to bit of a nightmare
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: came home to bit of a nightmare

I think we all have an experience like this. I once dropped an entire tray with seedlings. I know how hard it can be to try to fit the right plants, labels and pots together...

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