Search found 159 matches

by MaciejW
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw
Replies: 24
Views: 4476

Re: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw

thank you all for your thoughts and advices. I have decided to combine few methods - after all, I will try to freeze seeds in cycles, then 'soften' the seeds with potentially use of some chemical substance, prick tip off the seed and sow it using baggie method in around 25 C degrees propagator. I wi...
by MaciejW
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw
Replies: 24
Views: 4476

Re: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw

There is a wonderful site that congregates the sowing experiments of several growers: http://www.semeurs-de-cactus.fr/ If you can read french, there's a lot to be learned there. For Sclerocacti , the highest success rate has been achieved by soaking the seeds in depilatory cream for 10 minutes and ...
by MaciejW
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Updated seed lists
Replies: 496
Views: 120701

Re: Updated seed lists

Aiko wrote:Which seed list was that?

response within a couple of hours from:

http://www.cactus-hobby.eu/

I have already placed my order :smile:
by MaciejW
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Updated seed lists
Replies: 496
Views: 120701

Re: Updated seed lists

http://www.kaktusyhk.cz/ updated ages ago. Did anyone ordered from this one before??? I usually get some response from a seller at least he/she got the mesage. Here is no beep. Any thoughts???? hi Phil - straight from their order list : Seeds offer is valid till January 31, 2014 (after this deadlin...
by MaciejW
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw
Replies: 24
Views: 4476

Re: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw

The seeds had been sown for quite some time with limited or no success, but one day in August there was a massive thunderstorm, and it's this that prompted germination en masse. Steven was quite surprised, and delighted of course. My theory was that it's not just the availability of water itself tha...
by MaciejW
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw
Replies: 24
Views: 4476

Re: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw

Phil_SK wrote:Have you handled conc sulfuric before? If you haven't, I'd advise you not to.
no I haven't - so probably will not do it this time either. Thank you!
by MaciejW
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw
Replies: 24
Views: 4476

Re: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw

Thanks Patrick – I realize it might be tricky task. iann– I wasn’t planning on raising them in freezing conditions but do it as a pre treatment to the seeds as per Steve Brack’s germination advice quoted above by Dan. Great plants – well done! PerG – many thanks for your advice. I have seen that you...
by MaciejW
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw
Replies: 24
Views: 4476

Sclerocactus - to freeze & thaw or not to freeze & thaw

Hi, I have just got myself some Sclerocactus polyancistrus seeds which I am hoping to plant within month or two. I have read a lot about different methods of raising this cactus from a seed – freezing/ thawing cycles, freezing seeds before planting or just pre treatment of the seeds themselves with ...
by MaciejW
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Canterbury
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Hello from Canterbury

Hello My name is Maciej and I live in Canterbury, Kent. I have always liked cacti and had few plants for several years, but I have to admit that I was one of those ignorants who would water their plants once a month all year round. Luckily, it appears that my plants were as tough as one could hope f...