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by Astro
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops flowers 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Lithops flowers 2018

First red flowers? :lol:
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by Astro
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 'tis the season to be yellow
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: 'tis the season to be yellow

Very nice! Mine are quite a ways behind, my gracilidelineatas are finishing just now. Nothing much else so far, except for gesinae v annae (not the regular gesinae just yet... are they usually that far behind?), a single schwantesii, werneri and localis/terricolor. A bud or two on one dorotheae and ...
by Astro
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 422

A mystery

In an effort to save space, I usually sow two species per 2" pot. I try and pair them up so their growing requirements are similar, but their appearance is distinct enough that I avoid any confusion. However, in the past I have been a bit overconfident in my ability to tell species apart when it's t...
by Astro
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops hookeri susannae
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Lithops hookeri susannae

I have a few seedlings (ex MG), all similar in appearance and recognizably v susannae. Then again, what is 'recognizable' may be shaped by generations of selective propagation.

What is your seed source?

Some of my smaller seedlings (couldn't find any photos of my larger ones):
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by Astro
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Problematic Lithops karasmontana
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Problematic Lithops karasmontana

I've found that withholding water can be counterproductive and put plants into a 'conserve water at all costs' mode. This will ensure that it stops consuming the old leaves, and actually achieves the opposite of what was intended. Pleiospilos nelii can be particularly tenacious in that regard. Maybe...
by Astro
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The lull before the storm
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: The lull before the storm

Mine are in shade after about 2:30, but it hasn't stopped any Lithops from opening their flowers. I guess it must still be bright enough (after 6 there's a bit of sun again). Maybe not being in the blazing sun even extends the flowers' lifetime. Only pseudotruncatella here for the past two months (i...
by Astro
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Humps and bumps
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Humps and bumps

Lithops leaf tops can show a good amount of relief, especially wen they're getting a bit thirstier. The setting sun highlights the bumps and pits. Lithops aucampiae ssp euniceae L_aucampiae_euniceae.jpg Lithops fulviceps v lactinea L_fulviceps_lactinea_C222.jpg Lithops vallismariae L_vallismariae_C0...
by Astro
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Gymnocalycium spegazzinii
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: A Gymnocalycium spegazzinii

Nice! I have batches of 2-year-old spegazzinii v 'major' and v unguispinum, but they still have a long way to go before they're anywhere near flowering.
by Astro
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: (Sulco)rebutia for ID
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: (Sulco)rebutia for ID

Flowers look a lot like my (mentosa v?) swobodae, but the spines aren't quite bristly enough.
by Astro
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shipping live plants.
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Shipping live plants.

As a seller of agave pups, I always wrap the pup in kitchen roll first, with the label attached with an elastic band, and placed carefully in the box with newspaper. This seems to be a quite acceptable method (I've had no complaints!) and those that I buy are packed similarly. Maybe you are worryin...