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by Spikylover
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus-aventures.com (kaktitos) review
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Cactus-aventures.com (kaktitos) review

I couldn't decide what lobivia do i want so i ordered 1000 seeds of lobivia mix. I don't know the germination rate but i'd say maybe 75%. However, there seems to be a predominant shape between the seedlings so i don't think the mix is evenly distributed
by Spikylover
Sat May 25, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another of my mothers plants
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: Another of my mothers plants

Is it running on drip irrigation? Most of the time. The irrigation at my parents house can be intermittent. It's on the same line as row of S. marginatus which are definitely not overwatered. Maybe tubby there is getting all the water before it can get to the S. marginatus. Am i missing something? ...
by Spikylover
Sat May 25, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Too young to ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Too young to ID?

How on earth does one find a mammillaria schumannii in unlabelled wholesale cacti? ](*,) ](*,)
by Spikylover
Thu May 23, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: can't decode what subspecies. please help
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: can't decode what subspecies. please help

1. Gymnocalycium damsii
2. G. quehlianum or baldianum
3. Pseudolobivia mammillosa
4. Could be rutilans but we can't know without flowers
5. Why not post after it flowers?
by Spikylover
Mon May 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Cool plant...I'm clueless
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

Re: Cool plant...I'm clueless

Wow thanks guys! The photo is actually taken in Beirut where i go to college 3 days a week. I ended up not getting it because it was a bit pricey and i don't have a good track record wirh euphorbia. Instead i got a very beautiful mammillaria matudae that has no central spines and the radials are bla...
by Spikylover
Wed May 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Cool plant...I'm clueless
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

Cool plant...I'm clueless

Hello everyone
I saw this plant today at the nursery. It is a very peculiar plant and i haven't seen anything like it. Is it some sort of epiphyte?
Disclaimer: the dual spines make me think euphorbia but i have never seen a dangling euphorbia so :-k
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by Spikylover
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Gifted Cacti - Help Please!
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Gifted Cacti - Help Please!

Friends that give you cacti gifts are the kind of friends you want to keep in your life :lol:
by Spikylover
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Root Trouble Shoot
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Root Trouble Shoot

Does anyone else see a sideways face? :lol:
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by Spikylover
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: General growing questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

General growing questions

Hello everyone Let me start by saying you all have great seedlings! However, this is making me jealous :| how on earth do you get them so big so fast? Your 3 month seedling are as big as my yearlings and your yearlings are bigger than my 2 year olds. [-( 1. Lighting: i think i have this part sorted ...
by Spikylover
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: 2019 Natural Hybrid Cacti of Orogrande, NM
Replies: 46
Views: 21284

Re: 2019 Natural Hybrid Cacti of Orogrande, NM

Hello Harald
Sorry i'm not a native speaker so i do translate some stuff literally. What i meant was multicolored flowers like the one in your avatar.
But in any case, more photos is great!
by Spikylover
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: 2019 Natural Hybrid Cacti of Orogrande, NM
Replies: 46
Views: 21284

Re: 2019 Natural Hybrid Cacti of Orogrande, NM

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
These must be even more beautiful in person! We are lucky to have you Harald showing us these photos!
Didn't you encounter any palette flowers?
by Spikylover
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: identification help
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: identification help

I can't possibly be wrong about this one :lol:
I believe that's a good ol' horse crippler (echinocactus texensis)
by Spikylover
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Nevada desert today. What cacti?
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Nevada desert today. What cacti?

Awesome pics! I was wondering how you all are able to tell the plant from just the photo. What I mean is, I think there are several mammillaria types that have a similar appearance with the barbed spines. How does one distinguish? Are the fruits the giveaway? Is the location a clue? Some day I hope...