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by Aiko
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea elephantipes
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Dioscorea elephantipes

If there is a tuber, bulb or caudex left that still feels firm, there is always a good chance a plant will simply reroot. Might take a while. It might even skip a growing season.
by Aiko
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Avonia herrerae (seedlings & flower)
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Avonia herrerae (seedlings & flower)

Hi Chris, If you have one spare, I would love one. PM me if interested. Or swap if you want to. Thanks Jane I should have some more seeds available soon on my free seed list. I already have harvested some seeds of Avonia herrerae, but am waiting for an update of the list until autumn so I can inclu...
by Aiko
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos

Tina wrote:One trick to get them to set seed is to place the flowering plant near a compost heap, as you get a large choice of flies n bugs


Or better, put some decaying meat next to it. Or a flowering Amorphophallus or Arum. Even a carnivorous Sarracenia will attract flies.
by Aiko
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops hybrids
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Lithops hybrids

Lithops hybrids, that is still a big mist to me (but maybe a few distinct ones). Especially the many green ones, they all look alike to me and I don't really see why they all need different names. Seems some Lithops enthousiasts are getting out of control creating and then naming more and more hybri...
by Aiko
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos

They are not that hard or demanding regarding soil and such. From my experience the main key issues are temperature and sun intensity. The sun intensity is quite important for seedlings only. They burn easily when the sun is too bright. Way faster than any other succulent species. So keep seedlings ...
by Aiko
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Delosperma
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Delosperma

I am sure a plant can be both. And I guess Delosperma will be both.
by Aiko
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum fowering already - is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Conophytum fowering already - is this normal?

Keep it dry. The occasionally splash is not a problem, but I would hold water until late August. It is not uncommon for some species to flower well before autumn. I have C. chrisocruxum en C. chrisolum that flowers in April. I can't remember if I ever got flowers in June. But there are always some i...
by Aiko
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gasteria Cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Gasteria Cuttings

Gasteria batesiana, that is the one I have! Maybe mine are extra slow... I believe it took a year for the leaf to root, and probably much more time for a plantlet to appear.
by Aiko
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gasteria Cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Gasteria Cuttings

They are easy to root, but very slow to grow from a cutting, from my experience.
Result of above photos would be about five years. But maybe my Gasteria is a slow grower? It is a warty one, if I see the name I might recognise it (can't remember it from the top of my head)...
by Aiko
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: SilverHill Seeds
Replies: 27
Views: 3774

Re: SilverHill Seeds

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