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by Aiko
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia macrorhiza
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Opuntia macrorhiza

It's said to be one of the hardiest - do either of you have it outside or have plans to plant it out? I have two plants of this. It survived -15C this winter and I have it in an unheated greenhouse for quite some years now. I do keep them in the greenhouse during winter, so it stays completely dry....
by Aiko
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna subterranea incahuasi
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Puna subterranea incahuasi

I was hoping the -10C to -15C for a week last February would help getting it in flowering. But no, again. Maybe indeed watering more, if that is the primary key for them. I tend to water my non-seedlings rather infrequent. But I rather risk no flowers than rot. Less water also keeps my plants nice a...
by Aiko
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna subterranea incahuasi
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Puna subterranea incahuasi

I have two of these for quite some years now. I never managed to get them to flower. They are in an unheated greenhouse in winter. That should not prevent decent blooming in summer, I reckon. They also get a lot of sunlight and much fresh air and are in a mineral soil. I am a bit puzzled as why they...
by Aiko
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Tea Tray of Strombocactus
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: A Tea Tray of Strombocactus

It only takes a few weeks after the flower for the seeds to spill into the wool. Have fun getting them out! Yes, that is the fun part! I tilt the plant just a bit and then I use a small brush to brush the seeds from the top straight into a container. If you do it right, you don't spill any seeds th...
by Aiko
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus Growing too Big
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Cactus Growing too Big

Doesn't look like it needs repotting when I look at the size of the pot, unless you really want to change the soil if that has not been done in the last twenty years or so. And these do not look that hard to repot. I have seen worse cases of much spinier and bigger plants.
by Aiko
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: ELK 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: ELK 2020

So who is planning to go to the ELK, assuming there will still be an ELK in September? With people going on vacation and probably ready to spread the delta or next variant around through August when they have returned, I am not so keen on going for the moment, really. I don't know if the ELK will be...
by Aiko
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Parodia subterranea
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Parodia subterranea

Thanks. I was expecting two different localities.
by Aiko
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Parodia subterranea
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Parodia subterranea

Do you have locality data for both species, by any chance?
by Aiko
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pediocactus grow in the summer
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Pediocactus grow in the summer

Don't forget to harvest those Pediocactus seeds I see sitting in those two pods.
My plant produced a whopping five seeds this year...
by Aiko
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: under the bench...
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: under the bench...

Your light intensities will probably be much higher than for most of us in northern western Europe. If you put them under the benches on the side where still a lot of direct sunlight will be for most of the day, I am sure they will be fine. Just need to be a bit more careful when watering, as the po...