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by Aiko
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Old seeds

Gymnocalyciums should still be fine. From Succulenta I got a bunch of mixed cacti seeds from 2008. Everything that came up a year ago and I still have growing, is Gymnocalycium.
by Aiko
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.

Any chance you'd have am author version of the article somewhere, or maybe could photograph the article itself? If you help me remember after the weekend, I can put the article up here. Currently I am not home, so don't have access to the file. But there is a Dutch version I have made for Ruud Trop...
by Aiko
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.

Does anyone have any experience with using similar mixes? I remember Aiko (it's a shame one cannot "call" another user, isn't it?) mentioning he's using loam mixes for similar cacti, anyone else? Yep. Also for almost all of my seedlings in about a 25% loam, 25% rough sand, 25% pebbles and 25% top s...
by Aiko
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia macrorhiza
Replies: 7
Views: 208

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: 245

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: 245

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: 866

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: 619

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: 2862

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: 394

Re: Parodia subterranea

Thanks. I was expecting two different localities.