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by TS Hakansson
Mon May 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aztekium ritteri
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: Aztekium ritteri

Very nice plant! What size?
by TS Hakansson
Mon May 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Best comprehensive book on cacti?
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: Best comprehensive book on cacti?

Kaktusy has a special issue about lophophora, may Keith Larkin could sell you one.
by TS Hakansson
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Matucana madisoniorum v albiflora
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Matucana madisoniorum v albiflora

i´m no expert on Matucanas, but the flowers do not look like normal matucana flowers ? :?:
by TS Hakansson
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Collector or grower?
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Collector or grower?

Maybe I´m a collector then,since i like to have species of different forms. It´s a bonus to have the plants flower for you,but for me the main thing is that the plants are pleasing to the eye,i do spend a lot of time just looking at and loving my plants.I used to grow a lot from seed,not any more si...
by TS Hakansson
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Well,I said cool not cold....
by TS Hakansson
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Agave leopoldii flowering - advice sought
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Agave leopoldii flowering - advice sought

My Agave striata has just flowered, but it was kind of a dissapointment. I had thought the flowers would be very clourful,but they were a kind of beige and lasted just for a few days. Hopefully there will be some plantlets to enjoy.Last year my Yucca filifera hybrid (outside year around) flowered an...
by TS Hakansson
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

You might prune it harder than that, it will grow more stems than before even if may take some time. Keep it cool in winter, around 10-15C. In the end it will make a nice kind of bonsai.
by TS Hakansson
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yavia cryptocarpa flowering!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1769

Re: Yavia cryptocarpa flowering!!!

unfortunately my camera wasn´t in working order the other day when my two grafted Yavias flowered for the first time, one with six flowers, the other with eighteen! But i have a pup that i removed last year which has rooted down and is now sporting five buds! Hope my camera will work when these flow...
by TS Hakansson
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Grumpy Gymnos
Replies: 27
Views: 2562

Re: Grumpy Gymnos

I don´t know that a substrate could be too gritty? I have all my plants in a blend of pumice, cat litter and a sniff of coir and the gymnos seems to enjoy that, they are growing very well and fowers from april until december. I use rainwater only and a test made a few years ago showed a Ph at 5,7. I...
by TS Hakansson
Thu May 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutias 2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5090

Re: Rebutias 2016

I fully agree. Lobivias,rebutias and sulcos are the most rewarding ones when you want an enormous display of flowers! You almost need sunglasses when entering the greenhouse in middle/late may. This is my main objection of cacti books.The focus is always on the flowers,sometimes you can hardly see t...