Search found 11741 matches

by iann
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco Cat Litter
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Tesco Cat Litter

Good to know there's a source. Even better that it's somewhere I already shop :)
by iann
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Coping with fog
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Coping with fog

Humidity will steadily rise even with the greenhouse shut up tight. Its inevitable. You can either run a dehumidifier, or just rely on lots of air movement probably from fans. Might want to start with a gadget that actually measures the humidity - they tend to be somewhat inaccurate especially up to...
by iann
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter, young plants from one greenhouse to another
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Winter, young plants from one greenhouse to another

I live in Santa Cruz Ca, 3 miles from the coast, but it still hits 38-39F sometimes lower Almost cool enough for Lithops to grow well! Anyway, don't have to worry about them freezing. You might find they are quite active over the winter particularly if they get good sun, which may mean watering fro...
by iann
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Peeblesianus & Bertholdii & Luethyi
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Re: Peeblesianus & Bertholdii & Luethyi

Ortegocactus and M. luethyi seed is cryptocarpic. The fruit remains buried within the body of the plant. In Ortegocactus, the seeds become relatively exposed when the fruit is ripe and are even squeezed out of the body - some at least can be harvested without too much trouble. Not so with M. luethyi...
by iann
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops francisci
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: Lithops francisci

Good one. Mine are also pallid. And finished flowering many weeks ago. I'm happy any year that they flower at all.
by iann
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Peeblesianus & Bertholdii & Luethyi
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Re: Peeblesianus & Bertholdii & Luethyi

Gatecrasher here.

M. luethyi from seed:
luethyi1.jpg
luethyi1.jpg (53.6 KiB) Viewed 234 times
After one year
luethyii-170211.jpg
luethyii-170211.jpg (51.85 KiB) Viewed 234 times
luethyi-270712.jpg
luethyi-270712.jpg (64.03 KiB) Viewed 234 times
After another year.
luethyii-070411.jpg
luethyii-070411.jpg (60.69 KiB) Viewed 234 times
by iann
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Forum Seed Pool
Replies: 121
Views: 100314

Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Has the Excel file been saved in a strange state? It opens with a hyperlink dialog over the screen. In Linux at least, this can't be closed because the sheet is read-only. Inconvenient, have to save a copy first and turn off read-only.
by iann
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops cuttings
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Lithops cuttings

esp wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:14 am
reado.
:mrgreen:
by iann
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops cuttings
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Lithops cuttings

esp wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Is there a typo here- are Conophytums almost impossible to root in spring?
Almost impossible to rot in autumn. Cut 'em, stick 'em in wet soil, no worries. Don't try this in summer or they will rot, not root.
by iann
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops lesliei 'Fred's Redhead'
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Lithops lesliei 'Fred's Redhead'

This is my best attempt at 'Fred's Redhead'. It is one of three I grew from seed. The other two were reddish-brown but clearly not colour mutants. This one is nicely red at times with a strong tendency to brown out in the summer. I'm not sure how authentic it is as a cultivar, but its the closest I ...