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by iann
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What should I do? Lithops newbie firsttimer...
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: What should I do? Lithops newbie firsttimer...

The seeds are transparent? Or the seedlings? Might be too warm at night. Or the seed might not be fully ripe. More humidity might help.
by iann
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco,s finest
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: Tesco,s finest

Sanicat do a lot of non-clumping cat litters. I think the only one you should use is the Sanicat Pink, it says pink on it, the package is pink, and the granules are the pinkish shade you'll be used to. It also says Danish Moler if you look at the fine print.
by iann
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Seven
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: S, S, S - Part Seven

I've always had poor results with calcined clay (hard granules, cat litter). It seems good for cuttings, allows them to be damp without rotting, but doesn't seem to give seeds enough moisture, and the same for growing it doesn't seem to give enough water or nutrients. I know some people do better, s...
by iann
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Three stages of a lithops flower
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Three stages of a lithops flower

I'm always a bit sad when they reach the bedraggled stage although there can be some intense colours. Some of the yellow flowers go completely red. L. bromfieldii has good colours, and L. meyeri. I twist up the petals when they are thoroughly limp, or they tend to stick to the bodies and make a mess...
by iann
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name for this mesemb?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Name for this mesemb?

I only have one clone but maybe I'll get lucky.
by iann
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name for this mesemb?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Name for this mesemb?

Never had a capsule. I considered Smicrostigma, but the appearance isn't quite right. I do have R. uncinata (that I'm fairly sure is not Smicrostigma) and the leaves are less spiky, longer, and more widely-spaced. I can't ID Antimimas any better than Ruschias, but I didn't think this was one. Or may...
by iann
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Who am I?

Very similar to my C. uviforme.
by iann
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name for this mesemb?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Name for this mesemb?

All I've got so far is Ruschia, and even that might be wrong. It is very similar to R. uncinata but more spiky on the ends of the leaves. The flowers are very rare for me, but maybe I'm growing it wrong.
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by iann
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Different colour Lithops
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Different colour Lithops

More rosy, less pink, same plants.
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by iann
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: humble beginnings
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: humble beginnings

Var amethystina is not easy to flower here, although it is doing well after the good summer this year. Var divergens is more polific although perhaps not the easiest one to keep alive. L. amicorum is just a weed! It sprouts, then flowers after about 18 months. Small or not, and it isn't if you feed ...