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by iann
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: It thinks its April
Replies: 5
Views: 349

It thinks its April

Too warm, add a couple of sunny days, and this happens
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by iann
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: This has to be welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 278

This has to be welcome

Any plant that flowers in February in an unheated greenhouse is a welcome sight
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by iann
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco,s finest
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Tesco,s finest

Eric Williams wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Thanks Jim, just in time for my re potting schedule. Cheers
^This^
by iann
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chile extreme weather
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Chile extreme weather

People probably suffering more problems than plants. The water should help them a lot except for a tiny number completely washed away, although I don't know how widespread the rains were.
by iann
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved

I doubt it died just from lack of water though. Anything except a tiny seedling will go through the winter completely dry. In a hot home it might look a bit shrivelled by spring, but wouldn't be a dessicated husk. The dried-out husk means it died a long time ago, the original cause will be guesswork.
by iann
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

You would rarely want to add sand, and very rarely the very fine builder's sand. Sand is heavy and does not provide sufficient drainage for most of the plants that we try to grow. That said, a base soil such as JI does include sand to form a sandy loam but you'll struggle to replicate this yourself ...
by iann
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3639

Re: Germination begins

So if I stick to a plan (easier to remember next year), I would be wise to water at 1 January and 1 February too. No matter the freezing temperatures? I don't worry about the freezing temperatures at night. I look more for a few days with a little sunshine, although even that may be unimportant. Fr...
by iann
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3639

Re: Germination begins

and otherwise it won't no matter what you do. Just go away and try again later. So just retry and retry and retry, multiple years in a row. Works very well for mesembs and bulbs when at first (and second) they don't germinate. I give my Pediocactus knowltonii water at or around 1 March, 1 April and...
by iann
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3639

Re: Germination begins

Anyone got any cultivation tips for pediocactus sileri ??. Prepare for its demise? I joke :lol: Although it is considered one of the most difficult cacti to grow. I know Lyman Benson wrote about how he (and maybe others - can't quite recall) tried to grow ex-habitat plants in soil also from the hab...
by iann
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Curiosity
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: A Curiosity

Spines absorb it, then the overspray washes off the plant. Or maybe its done with magnets ...