Hello from Romania

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Hello from Romania

Post by Overcrasher » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:18 pm

Hello everyone,
My name is Radu, I am from southern part of Romania, Eastern Europe. As most of you I am sufferring from a wonderful disease called cacti addiction. I don't mind being "ill" it's more like a blessing for my sanity.
I always liked growing plants, from early age I grew flowers, had a small area in the garden where I planted flower bulbs and took care of them all year round.
However my life changed when I turned 10, on a hot summer day, when my echinopsis made 10 flowers. Stunning right ?!

I grew many succulents and cacti for the last 20 years, starting from echeveria, haworthia, lithops, echinopsis, echinocereus, gymnocalycium, trichocereus and many more species. But in 2021 I started my Eriosyce collection, I sowed many seeds and bought my first plants.
I like growing plants from seed as I can see the entire process. It takes more time to reach maturity and get flowers however the entire process is very rewarding.

For a month I am trying to join BCSS, always had something else to do. Today I decided that the time has come to do that, so here I am.

That's all for now. I am looking forward to talking to you, exchange tips and tricks, best practices and advices.

Kind regards,
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Re: Hello from Romania

Post by el48tel » Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:08 am

Welcome to the forum. It's good to be addicted to Cactus and succulents. Looking to seeing pictures of your collection.
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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