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by tasuccs
Thu May 12, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome
Replies: 38
Views: 14019

Re: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome

I just had a glimps at llifle: http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/SUCCULENTS/Family/Apocynaceae/11679/Pachypodium_succulentum According to that, our both flowers are untypical. Maybe we have hybrids? Oops! Not sure if I mentioned it earlier but mine is a bispinosum. Since by all accounts they're ve...
by tasuccs
Sat May 07, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome
Replies: 38
Views: 14019

Re: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome

IMG_5502 Kopie.JPG This year my Pachy sukkulentum flowered! In contrast to earlier years, it first had its leaves and then started to flower. Also, this years flowers were totally white, without the rose hue around the rim. Well, I am grateful it flowered. ...but I have to admit: I have yet not dar...
by tasuccs
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome
Replies: 38
Views: 14019

Re: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome

I admit: I never use terracotta pots or pots from unglazed clay. The roots stick to the inside of the pots, and my watering is definitely not adjusted to them. Somehow, sometimes you need more or less than with plastic or glazed terracotta pots. So I can understand that you moved your plant. Yep, I...
by tasuccs
Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome
Replies: 38
Views: 14019

Re: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome

Checking in again, sorry for responding late - forgot to activate notifications. I have read a few articles/ references of people saying the deeper the pot the more branches/ foliage you will get and the smaller the pot the thicker the caudex. Can anyone comment on this, please? Hi Florin - I notice...
by tasuccs
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis

the Cuttings and Offsets forum may give you some good ideas on what to prepare for next spring. If you get to that point and need some specific guidance, start a thread there and be sure to include photos of the plant before you commit to anything that could be a mistake. I'll definitely do that, t...
by tasuccs
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis

Thanks Steve and greenknight, good points. I guess I'll stick to some chunky lava rock top dressing for now to keep things steady and consider the chop chop as she wakes up for spring.
by tasuccs
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis

Hi 7george, thanks for your answer. Yes, I think it was a bit too dark in the greenhouse - it's actually outdoors now with full morning sun, the glass in the photo is a balcony railing. But that will only help with future growth, right? I'm debating whether to bury it deeper or root the top as a new...
by tasuccs
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Lanky overgrown copiapoa humilis

I was at a big nursery recently that has great selection and value but tends to be sloppy - and couldn't resist what appeared to be a (relatively) huge Copiapoa humilis (pictured below in a 12cm pot- you can't see the distinctive flower and black farina). On further inspection at home it appears to ...
by tasuccs
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Translucent spots on astro ribs?
Replies: 0
Views: 1889

Translucent spots on astro ribs?

I got what I thought was a very healthy looking astrophytum myriostigma at a local nursery a couple of weeks ago, and after a few days in bright shade put it in a spot that gets sun every day until about 2pm (my climate is similar to San Diego). I then noticed a tiny orangy-translucent mark on the e...
by tasuccs
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Lopsided Notocactus
Replies: 23
Views: 3827

Re: Lopsided Notocactus

Thought I'd update since I had a chance to explore what seems to actually be a remarkable phenomenon over the past couple of months - this cactus seems to be able to lean itself back into the sun in a matter of days! I posted this question originally not because I was so interested in symmetry, more...
by tasuccs
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Mesh pots?
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Mesh pots?

Nordic style -- maybe these are not good for hot countries? Also if roots get out of wholes you should trim those for re-potting. "Nordic" seems to be slapped onto any product on Ali Express with "minimalist" design and light or earth colors. But in any case these do seem like t...
by tasuccs
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Mesh pots?
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Mesh pots?

I don't like white pots because they grow green algae on the inside pot walls. The general idea might be pretty clever ? Good to know! I always wondered why they aren't more common, and come to think of it, all the white plastic nursery pots I have sitting around aren't white on the inside. These c...
by tasuccs
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Mesh pots?
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Mesh pots?

I recently saw something I hadn't come across before and seems new on the market - small square "mesh pots" with mostly solid walls and minimal air pruning strips around the sides. Most air pots and growbags are way too porous for most succulents, but these seem to have potential for provi...
by tasuccs
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Lopsided Notocactus
Replies: 23
Views: 3827

Re: Lopsided Notocactus

Leaning is probably happened due to very soft soil when there's no firm support at the base of the stem. IMHO I'd recommend to change commercial peat substrate to a bit more mineral and/or to add upper covering of the soil with grit. Don't put the base of the plant dipper! I do think it's both lean...
by tasuccs
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: When to transplant / repotting in winter
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: When to transplant / repotting in winter

Hi Mrs Green! Yep, there's no doubt that beer cans are far from ideal homes for succulents. I do have the bottom 2/3 filled with coarse volcanic tuff and holes for drainage at the bottom. It was something I decided to try out when I had some props on hand I didn't mind losing, and no pots to plant t...