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by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Bryan's Plants
Replies: 50
Views: 2714

Re: Bryan's Plants

As usual really nice quality photos, the last drosera definitely takes it with that lovely bud and flowering spectacle. A treat to show us some other native plants going off too as some do tire of cactus flowers eventually Thanks RorBurg56! Hopefully can see few more species of terrestrial orchids ...
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 26
Views: 873

Re: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?

Well..I cant keep ducking this thread much longer. The reason for doing so..who likes to admit they have been plain stupid.. :P :oops: I have been growing ‘ordinary’ houseplants for decades, so I should have understood all by myself that even cacti needs enough water to thrive.. #-o On top of that I...
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Big Picture Project
Topic: CactiGuide.com Big Picture Project
Replies: 69
Views: 90306

Re: CactiGuide.com Big Picture Project

Those flowering cacti really are a treat. But when I look at the pictures in the lexicon, I usually want to compare my plant with other plants to find out its name. Usually I have some small little thingy, not such a fully grown beauty. With those pictures I am never able find out, if my ugly duckl...
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)
Replies: 203
Views: 28040

Re: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)

The A.myriostigmas are still attached to the substrate with no alarming ‘wiggliness’ so far. Even with two good waterings since I repotted them. Hopefully they stay this way and survive. The flower bud on one of them is very slowly growing, if we could get a bit of sun and higher temperatures than 8...
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)
Replies: 203
Views: 28040

Re: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)

That Fero looks in survival mode. I hope it plumps up soon. You kept it on moist substrate for 3 weeks? How bold. :) Hi Ohugal 🙂 I think you are right, it is in survival mode. For some reason pics I post here are less clear than they are on my tablet, maybee the downsizing plays a role? There are i...
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Hana's cacti
Replies: 1940
Views: 234625

Re: Hana's cacti

G'morning Mrs. Green, Do they have the same parents, all of them? Or rather do the plants in picture nr.1 have the exact same parents? In other words, are they true siblings? All cacti on the photo No. 1 are rooted off-sets. My freind gave me seeds and so I do not know the history of seeds. Since t...
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: ‘Promiscuous’ plants or how many fathers can be involved
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: ‘Promiscuous’ plants or how many fathers can be involved

DaveW; Thank you very much for the interesting links 🙂 Nachtcrab; yes I think it’s interesting on several levels. Both from the ‘what’s possible’ level and when it comes to seed ‘production’ in captivity. I still wonder about ( have touched the subject before) how certain one can be of the origin of...
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: My first post and seedlings
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: My first post and seedlings

Welcome FredBW 🙂 It would be really interesting to see photos of your senior plants! And of course the rest of them too 😊 ( which brings me to an off topic question; is it considered wrong to start a sentence with and?
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good cacti videos?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Good cacti videos?

Thank you Jerrytheplather 🙂 Interesting and a bit surreal to look at the snow covered cacti, yes I do know it’s ‘possible’ but deep down, I feel that cacti and snow doesn’t match . The seed pods on the Opuntia imbricata; really beautiful!
by Mrs.Green
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: ..and a Mammilaria again
Replies: 4
Views: 99

..and a Mammilaria again

Going trough a lot of pics on Mammilarianet’s species section, I am cross-eyed but unfortunately not any wiser about the ID on this plant. It could possibly be this or that or something completely different. The plant is in a 10 cm. pot and is about 15 cm.tall.
by Mrs.Green
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Are these thrips in cactus seedlings soil?
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Are these thrips in cactus seedlings soil?

Hi 🙂 That look like springtails and if so, shouldn’t be a problem. Look here; https://www.cactiguide.com/forum/viewto ... ls#p387011 And you can also search for springtails here on the forum.
by Mrs.Green
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)
Replies: 203
Views: 28040

Re: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)

The flowers opened and what a display for such a small plant 🙂 Not much else have happened in the flowering department this summer or should we rather say monsun? I begin to wonder if I am wrong about which country I live in.. Apart from one week with very high temperatures, it have rained, rained a...
by Mrs.Green
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My GreenHouse Build.
Replies: 373
Views: 48804

Re: My GreenHouse Build.

Exuberance. I never had a space large enough to accommodate a greenhouse. So When I moved out here to Indio I had space and built the greenhouse. Yes its hot, yes I probably could have gotten away with building a Roof and Shade Cloth like many growers do. I was going to remove half the side panels ...
by Mrs.Green
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Bryan's Plants
Replies: 50
Views: 2714

Re: Bryan's Plants

Not cacti or succulents. Some plants from the woodland surrounding the house. Cootamundra Wattle - Acacia baileyana 01.JPG Cyanicula caerulea - Blue Fingers.JPG Dwarf Greenhood - Pterostylis nana 01.JPG And lots of sticky insect traps :D :D :D You can see some of the victims in the traps.🐜🦟 Drosera...
by Mrs.Green
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ‘Promiscuous’ plants or how many fathers can be involved
Replies: 3
Views: 92

‘Promiscuous’ plants or how many fathers can be involved

A cat or a dog (or a woman for that matter) can have more than one father for the same litter. Which makes sense since genetical variation is an advantage. Which made me wonder , how many fathers can be involved in one ‘litter’ ( seedcapsule) when it comes to plants? Factors as how long the flowers ...