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by CactusFanDan
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: How much light is enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: How much light is enough?

Is there an efficient way to grow adults indoors without severe etiolating? I have no idea how much wattage they would need to stay healthy. I'd think upwards of 500 W/sq ft using a nice metal halide lamp. Have a look for some of Christer Johansson's posts. He grows adult plants under light and man...
by CactusFanDan
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: A new year begins
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: A new year begins

It's not even winter yet! :wink: Always good to get them going early though. I'll probably start in the next few weeks. :)
by CactusFanDan
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: What is the secret of Gymnocalycium Saglione?
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: What is the secret of Gymnocalycium Saglione?

They have small seeds, so probably don't remain viable for more than a season or two. You might want to try a different seed source.
by CactusFanDan
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The mineralists
Replies: 32
Views: 4240

Re: The mineralists

Why does this even need discussion? Is there anyone who has been growing cacti for more than 18 months that still thinks a bag of peat and a bit of perlite is a remotely sensible thing to grow them in? Rocks and dirt, usually with a little organic material. Most everything else (including the semi-...
by CactusFanDan
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Member Topics
Topic: my collection so far....
Replies: 510
Views: 54182

Re: my collection so far....

Some great flowers. =D>
by CactusFanDan
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Member Topics
Topic: Dan's flowers and stuff 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4408

Re: Dan's flowers and stuff 2014

Hi Dan, is this one of your sales? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131308601832?_trksid=p2060778.m1431.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_120wt_958" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yep, well spotted. :wink: I need to clear out some space for plants I like, so I'm selling some species I ...
by CactusFanDan
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Seed Care
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Seed Care

Most cactus seeds have a good longevity, so storing them over winter doesn't present many problems. Just don't leave them in a really humid place. As others have said: cool and dry is good. More necessary for long-term storage though. :)
by CactusFanDan
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: An unexpected seedling.
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: An unexpected seedling.

Their seeds are as small as, or even smaller, than Aztekium seeds, so that can present problems. Really cute looking seedling. :)
by CactusFanDan
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do novices always use clay pots?
Replies: 63
Views: 9521

Re: Why do novices always use clay pots?

I have a big Leuchtenbergia prinicipis in a clay pot, but I'd rather move it out and into a bigger plastic pot. If you can't grow plants in plastic pots without them rotting, then perhaps you need to smash up your clay pots into small chunks and mix them into your soil. :wink:
by CactusFanDan
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Gypsophilia
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Gypsophilia

Very amazing! Thanks for sharing this. :D
by CactusFanDan
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: My seed growing thread 2013 (Updated 30th Aug' '14)
Replies: 84
Views: 12134

Re: My seed growing thread 2013 (Updated 30th Aug' '14)

Thanks for the comments everyone! :) I think the growth could be due to a combination of my propagator (18 hours of light every day, warmth and a good light intensity), the baggy method and my soil mix. Ariocarpus grow quite quickly when young if you keep them warm, in not too bright light and and i...
by CactusFanDan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Does anyone now how to grow Ornithogalum sardienii?
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: Does anyone now how to grow Ornithogalum sardienii?

Almost All bulbs are Winter growers, Ledebouria being the obvious outlier with Summer growth Same goes for Massonia wittebergensis and Drimia. And some Drimiopsis, Bulbine, Hypoxis, Haemanthus, Ammocharis, Boophone disticha (although some forms occur in Winter rainfall areas). There are undoubtedly...
by CactusFanDan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: My seed growing thread 2013 (Updated 30th Aug' '14)
Replies: 84
Views: 12134

Re: My seed growing thread 2013 (Updated 18th April '14)

I have some more recent pictures to hand too, enjoy! All about 1 year and 8 months old.
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Geohintonia mexicana and Aztekium hintonii to the left.
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Cipocereus bradei
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Eriosyce aurata
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Eriosyce occulta
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Anacampseros marlothii
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by CactusFanDan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: My seed growing thread 2013 (Updated 30th Aug' '14)
Replies: 84
Views: 12134

Re: My seed growing thread 2013 (Updated 18th April '14)

Funny you should bring up the Ariocarpus as I repotted them all a few days ago. Here's the haul, about 1 year and 8 months old. The biggest one has a 7cm taproot. :)
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by CactusFanDan
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: How do they all know?
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: How do they all know?

Haha, that's brilliant. :) It's always a great day when the Avonias are in bloom (usually because they pick a day with nice weather!).