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by MaciejW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Documentary "Survival of the fattest"
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: Documentary "Survival of the fattest"

More on the documentary and an excellent blog can be found here

https://enjoysucculents.com/author/franswp/

I have subscribed to it a couple of years ago and enjoy short, informative posts with excellent pictures.
by MaciejW
Thu May 28, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowering of Aloiampelos ciliaris
Replies: 32
Views: 3186

Re: Flowering of Aloiampelos ciliaris

In habitat - Aloe commixta, Cape Peninsula.
by MaciejW
Tue May 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops query
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Lithops query

Hi Eric,
It's perfect time to do it!
Good luck.
by MaciejW
Mon May 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: First experience of growing Pterocactus
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: First experience of growing Pterocactus

One tip, I learnt the hard way - don't grow Pterocacti in black pots. The roots get too hot, and end up a bit like baked potatoes. Thanks Ralph, I have already picked up on it from one of your previous posts on the forum. That is why they are in a deep tray of green color and the ones up front cove...
by MaciejW
Sun May 17, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: First experience of growing Pterocactus
Replies: 2
Views: 484

First experience of growing Pterocactus

For whatever reason I have always stayed away from opuntias. I found some of them nice looking, but never ventured into them. This year, reading about pterocacti, I was amazed by their flowers and decided to get some to try growing them. As I am always drawn to all sort of geophytes and plants that ...
by MaciejW
Fri May 08, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Deciduous tendency of A. caput-medusae
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: Deciduous tendency of A. caput-medusae

And there it is - great flower on a strange looking plant. And it has a nice sweet scent.
by MaciejW
Tue May 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stenocactus flowers!
Replies: 28
Views: 3090

Re: Stenocactus flowers!

White flowering one - bought as 'sp. LK 02/11, sev. od San Francisco, SLP'
by MaciejW
Sun May 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stenocactus flowers!
Replies: 28
Views: 3090

Re: Stenocactus flowers!

Some flowers to share:

I also have a white flowering plant - I will try to find a picture from last year.
by MaciejW
Sun May 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Deciduous tendency of A. caput-medusae
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: Deciduous tendency of A. caput-medusae

I have read it somewhere (might have been on this very forum) that they enjoy under-bench position and some water all year round. A good sized seedling which I bought in autumn 2017, stays away from the direct light and was given some water even during the winter (very sparsely and only during warme...
by MaciejW
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tylecodon opelii
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Tylecodon opelii

My experience with growing tylecodons from seed is to sow them in the spring and keep them moist throughout their first summer and in a bright light, but not direct sun place. Then treat them as any winter growers - keep watering in autumn and winter and most of the next spring and allow them to go ...