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by iann
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Germination begins

After all that talk, several of my Lithops pots have sprouts today, seven days after being sown. As a bonus, a L. optica plant opened a flower, and some 'Rubra' shouldn't be far behind if the sun ever comes out.
by iann
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Members please read this.
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: BCSS Members please read this.

All good. The link worked, but then whatever Bill had done worked anyway.
by iann
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Members please read this.
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: BCSS Members please read this.

I don't have the edit profile tab at the side, just signature, avatar, etc. No sign of my membership number anywhere and no box to enter it.
by iann
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Germination begins

1. Yes, I start most Lithops now. I like them to be as big as possible before summer, and I like them to get their first true leaves by summer. Starting earlier isn't good for a variety of reasons, seed not available, germination not good, etc. Starting later than early Feb hasn't worked well for me...
by iann
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Germination begins

Hi Ian, Just been busy sowing my Lithops and cono seeds, I haven't grown these before and only have a few tough lithops and cono in my collection, cono's all courtesy of Terry last year. At the moment they are on the kitchen window would they benefit from the propagator lid on until they germinate ...
by iann
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Germination begins

My first BCSS seeds are coming up, less than a week after they were sown. Not what I would have expected, Stomatium pyrodorum. It might turn out to have been a mistake to sow these now, I suspect they're going to etiolate. Hopefully they won't get too far before the sun god returns. Why not use a g...
by iann
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Germination begins

My first BCSS seeds are coming up, less than a week after they were sown. Not what I would have expected, Stomatium pyrodorum. It might turn out to have been a mistake to sow these now, I suspect they're going to etiolate. Hopefully they won't get too far before the sun god returns.
by iann
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: guess who
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: guess who

I've found that Lithops seed generally germinates slowly and erratically until around January or February after the capsules are ripe. After that, they germinate quickly and fairly completely within about 2 weeks, provided the temperatures are sensible. Before that, some expert growers have describe...
by iann
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sowing cactus seeds: best time?
Replies: 36
Views: 1024

Re: Sowing cactus seeds: best time?

All sown. Cactus seeds tucked up in my lightbox. Lithops sitting in the window, shouldn't have any overheating problems :(
by iann
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: IKEA Vaxer grow lights
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: IKEA Vaxer grow lights

I do own a light meter but I've been told it's difficult to measure the LUX output of LEDs (if anyone could explain why in layman's terms I'd be appreciative!) The main reason "they" don't want you to is that LEDs produce surprisingly little light, although they tend to look very bright to the eye....