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by NaZzAtAzEr
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Growing Blossfeldia liliputana from seeds? Solved
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Growing Blossfeldia liliputana from seeds? Solved

I have 30 seeds for this plant, and I have just discovered that they are very small and slow-growing! A guide I found has said to Water during the aestival growth cycle from March till October. Firstly, I am not sure what aestival means! They also don't like being wet so shall I use a grittier potti...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Astrophytum caput-medusae; second generation
Replies: 88
Views: 18650

Re: Astrophytum caput-medusae; second generation

@ralph or others, any tips for sowing these? Open-air or baggie method? I will be sowing these 5 seeds in a 1:1 mix soon and I hope they're still viable! I have had these seeds since May from the BCSS seed pool.
by NaZzAtAzEr
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tephrocactus geometricus seed germination
Replies: 15
Views: 6622

Re: Tephrocactus geometricus seed germination

I would like to sow these seeds soon. I have 5 chunky seeds and have read this thread because I know they are hard to germinate! 9 years later, does anyone have any good tips? It is not possible for me to keep them in a 35c room whatsoever. Is there an acid that can be used to strip the coating or s...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sowing Massonia seeds.
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Sowing Massonia seeds.

I got home from uni today and to my delight, some massonias have germinated! (I'm pretty sure they're massonias, two very small green leaves :D

I'm so glad I don't have to wait til next year, but now I just need to keep them alive!
by NaZzAtAzEr
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Quick question about indoor lighting.
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Quick question about indoor lighting.

Unfortunately, I can't work out what chip my light uses, but it is samsung. I have these at the moment and they seem pretty bright. My other lights have been dispatched and will arrive either today or tomorrow, so it doesn't really matter on the outcome. https://www.v-tac.eu/products-view/office-ret...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Quick question about indoor lighting.
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Quick question about indoor lighting.

I just bought some nice led strips that will provide enough light for the plants, however, I managed to buy 4000k and not the 6400k lights.

I have ordered the 6400k but will the 4000k be fine?
by NaZzAtAzEr
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Very successful germination rate!
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Very successful germination rate!

odd seed manages to splash across into an adjacent pot I painstakingly placed each seed with a screwdriver :lol: :lol: (apart from the large clump of lithops, gave up at that point) I just don't have the space to store all these seeds in individual pots so if it means that some get mixed up, I'm al...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Very successful germination rate!
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Very successful germination rate!

Whoops. The key is the wrong way round! Hope you can see what I have done.
by NaZzAtAzEr
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Very successful germination rate!
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Very successful germination rate!

After many attempts, I've never had a germination rate as good as this. Followed the bcss guide this time.

Seeds from msg and bcss forum, but most of them are lithops.
Can't wait to watch these grow.
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Seed tray
Sowed these guys on the 16th September.
Seed tray.jpg
Seed tray key
by NaZzAtAzEr
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Overwintering cacti outside tips
Replies: 15
Views: 1690

Re: Overwintering cacti outside tips

I have moved my cacti to my granddads and wrapped them in wool, fleece and a blanket. Hopefully they survive on to next year :) At the moment they aren't getting any light, and should hopefully dry out fully soon. They have a heat mat a shelf below and I am going to buy a thermostat to make sure it ...