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by TimN
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Humidity for desert cacti
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Humidity for desert cacti

I think excess humidity might have the effect of making mold or rusts more likely. And, as already observed, reduced transpiration. That can allow molds and/or bacteria to grow in the soil. Humidity in PHX today at 3 PM is 26% (probably the low point of the day). There are some clouds in the sky, hu...
by TimN
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rare double flowers!
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Rare double flowers!

Nice plant! Ariocarpus will often produce multiple flowers at the same time. Keep them watered and in the sun!

I don't have this plant anymore, but it was a very nice one. I couldn't find the picture of a plant I had that put out 13 flowers at once.

Cheers!
by TimN
Wed May 20, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: What a story (50,000 cacti)!
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: What a story (50,000 cacti)!

I had a nice chat with him at the 2009 convention in Tucson. What a charming fellow.
by TimN
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DUMBASS
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: DUMBASS

Yes, yes that is a dumbass.
by TimN
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Geohintonia growth
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Geohintonia growth

The large pot is 2.75". There are a few seedlings hiding down below.

I found another picture from 4/13, so just under two years ago.

Tim
by TimN
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cool Mammillaria in habitat
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Cool Mammillaria in habitat

WOW!
by TimN
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Geohintonia growth
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Geohintonia growth

I recently got another G. hintonia to go with my existing one. The first one I got in October 2008, the new one I got a week ago. So, if you wondered what would happen to a G. hintonia in 6.5 years...
by TimN
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: More beauty from the local garden center
Replies: 20
Views: 1152

Re: More beauty from the local garden center

I've heard talk that they are spray painting M. gracilis in the local stores. Haven't seen any yet, but I'll be sure to snap a picture.
by TimN
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: T. polaskii fruiting behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: T. polaskii fruiting behavior

They are usually ready when a gentle nudge with a tweezer or something dislodges them. Most of these Turbis also split the fruit when the seeds are ready.

I don't know at what point the seeds are viable. I generally leave them until the fruit falls off.

Great looking plants you have there!
by TimN
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Turbis and Pelecyphorae
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Turbis and Pelecyphorae

Aiko wrote:in what soil mix is it sitting / standing?


I use about 50% TurfaceMVP and 50% coir. I think I added some gypsum to that soil too. It's very free-draining and the only organic is the coir which breaks down slowly.
by TimN
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Turbis and Pelecyphorae
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Turbis and Pelecyphorae

great looking plants and flowers! is that booleanus leaning against that other pot, or is that base strong enough to stand up straight? I have a turbi that is also sprouting from the base like that, looks a lot like that Pelecyphora! Thanks! It really is a handsome plant. The plant is not leaning o...
by TimN
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Turbis and Pelecyphorae
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Turbis and Pelecyphorae

Very nice-looking cacti, Tim! The Pelecyphoras just get me, and I'm really glad that I was able to snag the better of those two you had up on eBay. Just had a couple of questions for you: Thanks for bidding and congratulations on winning! 1. You mentioned that the subadult heads should be ready to ...
by TimN
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Turbis and Pelecyphorae
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Turbis and Pelecyphorae

Mark wrote:Very nice plants and flowers Tim! How big is the first turb?


It's in a 2.25" pot so it's probably a around 2" across and 3.5" tall. The scrawny little stem seems to hold it up just fine. I had to prop it a little when it was young. The top is packed with flowers, too.
by TimN
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Turbis and Pelecyphorae
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Turbis and Pelecyphorae

A couple of pictures from last weekend.

T booleanus.jpg
Turbinicarpus booleanus and some others
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P strobiliformis.jpg
Pelecyphora strobiliformis with flowers
P strobiliformis.jpg (103.09 KiB) Viewed 598 times


P asseliformis.jpg
Pelecyphora asseliformis seedling. I cut the top off it as a seedling to graft it. The graft failed, but the base of the plant put out an offset.
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G mexicana.jpg
Geohintoni mexicana I've had this for a while it's in a 2.25" pot.
G mexicana.jpg (71.01 KiB) Viewed 598 times
by TimN
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plants for sale....
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Plants for sale....

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