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by TimN
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is up with this?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: What is up with this?

Very nice plant! Many Mammillaria will flower in spring and fall. It's all about the photo period for some species. A fair number of Mamms are also self-fertile. The bud with the "innie" on the right looks like a pollinated flower.
by TimN
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Siamese triplets
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Siamese triplets

I have generally good luck re-potting cactus. I let them dry for a week or so (in the pots) so the media is mostly dry. Then I separate them from the media/dirt/soil. I trim the roots back (for instance, I would leave about an inch of roots on the plants pictured. The idea being that you can separat...
by TimN
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: saguaro growth
Replies: 24
Views: 395

Re: saguaro growth

Not trying to be a dick, but I don't think that assertion is supported by the available evidence. Is there some information you have on "misshapen branches" on Saguaros? I was not able to find anything. Saguaros generally crest which is a much more organized mutation than whatever this is....
by TimN
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: saguaro growth
Replies: 24
Views: 395

Re: saguaro growth

I believe this is actually a Gall. I've posted pictures in the past of a very similar plant that was growing in North Phoenix. The cactus appears to be gone now. Not sure if it died or was "transplanted". I observed it for a few years until I stopped taking that route. Eventually, the gall...
by TimN
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: AZ cactus sales
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: AZ cactus sales

...I've always wondered if they have small cacti too... Yes, they have lots of young plants in 2 or 3 inch pots. They also buy collections and sell them off so you can occasionally find very nice specimens of plants that you normally only see sold small. I got a couple of nice A. myriostigma a few ...
by TimN
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Humidity for desert cacti
Replies: 5
Views: 335

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: 769

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: 875

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: 566

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: 518

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: 997

Re: Cool Mammillaria in habitat

WOW!
by TimN
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Geohintonia growth
Replies: 2
Views: 518

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: 1362

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: 469

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: 732

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.

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