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by anders
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sideways photos
Replies: 37
Views: 1408

Re: Sideways photos

The large, original files do have Exif data with the rotation set correctly, but the smaller versions are stripped of all Exif data. The small pictures have some additional text near the beginning of the file: "CREATOR: gd-jpeg", and I assume it means that the original file was automatically resized...
by anders
Mon May 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: No soil?
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: No soil?

I use the same fertilizer that I use on my adult plants. I don't know how important it is, but it does have all of the micronutrients.
by anders
Sun May 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: No soil?
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: No soil?

I always sow in mixes of moler cat litter and a small amount of something finer like sand, and add nutrients to the water. I don't use the "baggie method", but grow my seedlings almost like my adult plants, but with more shade and water.
by anders
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christmas cactus
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Christmas cactus

The oldest hybrids in this group, like the one in my photo, have their main flowering period in December-January, so I do understand why they were called Christmas cacti. Newer ones flower about a month earlier.
by anders
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christmas cactus
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Christmas cactus

Yes, some species have their major flowering period in spring. I had the common hybrids in mind.
by anders
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christmas cactus
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Christmas cactus

Schlumbergera often flower in spring, and sometimes in summer as well, even if their main flowering period is in late autumn.The last spring flower on my Schlumbergera:
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by anders
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, and help! Newbit Cactus enthusiast with sick plant!
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Hello, and help! Newbit Cactus enthusiast with sick plant!

The blackened stem is dead. As juster indicated, cacti should be left dry for a week or so after repotting to allow the roots to heal, otherwise they are easily infected. Personally I let plants lie with bare roots for at least one day before I repot them.
by anders
Thu May 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hatiora or Rhipsalis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

Re: Hatiora or Rhipsalis?

apparently there are two forms of Hatiora salicornioides, one with shorter nodes than the other But still relatively uniform in length, I guess? I guessed at R. cereuscula because it grows long stems that ends in clusters of much shorter, slightly thicker stems, and your plant seems to by trying to...
by anders
Wed May 02, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hatiora or Rhipsalis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

Re: Hatiora or Rhipsalis?

Rhipsalis, something like R. cereuscula.
by anders
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Keeping Record
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

Re: Keeping Record

Why the "hundreds of tables"? :shock: My own plant database has less than 20 ...