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by MaciejW
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: a new book on Lithops "Wild Lithops" by Harald Jainta
Replies: 18
Views: 4208

Re: a new book on Lithops "Wild Lithops" by Harald Jainta

Pattock wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:01 pm
I am putting my bet on now that when they find a way to do genetic testing it will show three species: plain, spotty and windows. Oh, with one species that turns out to actually be a Faucaria.
Simply white and yellow flowering - two species!
by MaciejW
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Does Tylecodon singularis form a clump?
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Does Tylecodon singularis form a clump?

I was successful in rooting leaves last year to the point of small corms being formed. Unfortunately, this year, these remained blind and didn't produce any growth. I will check in the spring if anything is still in the pot. Good news is that the plants I had leaves from, came into growth without an...
by MaciejW
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 1037

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Lets hope for a better 2021!
Happy growing!
by MaciejW
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna from seed - any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Puna from seed - any advice?

Firstly all four species are easy from cuttings, so you are going the hard way. I agree with what everyone has said above and you will do well to get one or two to germinate in each pot the first year ( 2021 ) with maybe a few more in each pot the second year ( 2022 ). The main problem I found was ...
by MaciejW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna from seed - any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Puna from seed - any advice?

Tony R wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:43 pm
Aiko wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:42 pm
I would not be surprised it might take a few months for them to germinate.
Or even a few years (several goes).
C. subterranea (and ssp.) is this easiest in my limited experience of these from seed.
Thanks Tony. Any luck with pre-treatment of the seeds? Luckily I am a patient person ;)
by MaciejW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna from seed - any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Puna from seed - any advice?

Aiko wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:42 pm
Are the seeds big (and beige in colour)?
I reckon they like heath and a lot of patience. I would not be surprised it might take a few months for them to germinate.
I have not received them yet - they are on their way as we speak.
by MaciejW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bamaplast pots Solved
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Bamaplast pots Solved

Thank you jankol and Aiko - nice pots, but I really wanted these specific ones. I found them perfect for all sort of smaller plants. While using very open mostly mineral substrate, plants really benefit from extra roots' space. At no expense of space on the shelves! jfabiao - perfect! Order placed. ...
by MaciejW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bamaplast pots Solved
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Bamaplast pots Solved

Hi all, I usually stock up on Bamaplast 5x5x6 square black pots at ELK, but as we know, it was not possible this year. Has anybody got any idea where I could get any? Apart from Bamaplast itself, which is based in Italy, as postage costs are really high. I really was not able to find anything online...
by MaciejW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna from seed - any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Puna from seed - any advice?

Hi all, I have managed to buy some Puna seeds this autumn for the next year's sowing. The species are PUNA bonnieae PUNA clavarioides (Maihueniopsis) PUNA subterranea (Cumulopuntia) PUNA subterranea ssp. pulcherrima (Cumulopuntia) Any tips or advice you may have from your experience in getting these...
by MaciejW
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Long Toms for Lithops?
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Long Toms for Lithops?

I am using rather deep pots for my lithops with a very good results. Although these are filled with mostly inorganic substrate. I was told in the past that Desmond Cole would keep his plants in 12 inch containers.