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by Astro
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Six
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: S, S, S - Part Six

Sinningias like bright light and high humidity when young. The one time I had seedlings in lower light they languished and died. They didn't bother etiolating or stretching, they just stagnated and disappeared. Now I just sow them in a 5" pot in straight-up store-bought 'cactus mix' (at least t...
by Astro
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos

I'd be interested to hear what strength of lighting you use, and how close you keep it to the plants. I've also been wondering how best to administer water, given how fussy these plants seem about having water on their bodies. I usually water from the bottom, but perhaps a largely pumice mix wouldn...
by Astro
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos

I have mine in a soil mix and summer and winter temperatures similar to what you describe. I don't use terracotta though, since (a) I don't like it and (b) it tends to attract the roots and damage when when repotting (unless glazed, but then what's the point of terracotta other than cosmetic). They'...
by Astro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Four
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: S, S, S - Part Four

I got some Veltheimia capensis seeds from him (yay ziplock bags), but probably too late in the season. None germinated, but I'll try again in September. The seeds looked viable, so my conditions were probably not right. Albuca are generally winter growing species and should be sown in Fall. I give t...
by Astro
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 0
Views: 177

And so it begins

My first Lithops flower for the year (hopefully not the last :)) One of the usual suspects, but a first-timer and a few weeks earlier than I've seen here in the past. Note how the flowering plant is one of two seedlings with a 'mature' complete fissure, the others still have an incomplete fissure (n...
by Astro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ready to bolt
Replies: 18
Views: 1621

Re: Ready to bolt

My local climate is better suited to growing agaves outdoors (other than very tender ones like A. attenuata - those do best along the coast). I put some agaves in the ground last year and one of them decided it'd send up a flower already. I was hoping for a nice tall multi-tiered inflorescence like ...
by Astro
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Three
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: S, S, S - Part Three

Koehres has a few Adenias (including glauca)
by Astro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Weingartia colors
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Weingartia colors

Very interesting- I particularly like the varied one. Are these from your own seeds? i.e. do you know what colours the parents were? Mesa Garden seeds (1302.8802), came with a field number HS93A. The range of colors could be indicative of variation in the natural population (or, for the more cynica...
by Astro
Thu May 31, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops I.D.
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Lithops I.D.

Second looks most like hallii to me. I guess even julii is an option, or hookeri (flowers should tell).
by Astro
Wed May 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Garden News
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Garden News

I'm sure it makes for a nice, sensational story. I wonder how many of the high bids on eBay and the likes are actually genuine (undoubtedly some are). I gather it's a common practice for some sellers to put in very high bids (using a fake account) on competitors' plants to scare off customers. The w...

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