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by Download
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Please help ID this spiky cactus!
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Please help ID this spiky cactus!

Echinopsis chiloensis.

It's a species that likes full sun. If it's burnt, you didn't acclimatise it properly. I'd suggest giving it some shade for a few weeks or months.
by Download
Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Are Browningia hertlingiana and Browningia viridis separate species?
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Are Browningia hertlingiana and Browningia viridis separate species?

Both Cactiguide and Llifle list them as a separate species.

Edit: CITES and Tropicos list them as separate.
by Download
Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: It's been a long time
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: It's been a long time

That's really pretty.

I bought a bunch of Echinopsis flower hybrid seeds about 2 years back. Now I'm just waiting for them to get a bit bigger.
by Download
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Tips for retrying seeds in takeaway containers
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Tips for retrying seeds in takeaway containers

I'm not sure how common it is, but on a not-insignificant number of takeaway containers containing seeds, I either get no germination or very little germination (say 1 in 10 seeds). Usually, if I don't get anything after several months, I will open up the container, let it dry out and put it on a sh...
by Download
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for Backebergia militaris
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Looking for Backebergia militaris

I would like plants or seeds of this as well, but I'm not sure anyone in Australia has any. I would love to be proven wrong.
by Download
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Unique Saguaro
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: A Unique Saguaro

I wonder why it grey that way.

I had a sunburnt Rebutia do this, but that's a very soft cacti, letting it curl from the scar. I'm not sure how a large, woody cacti could do this.
by Download
Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prune or trim roots Question?
Replies: 38
Views: 1545

Re: Prune or trim roots Question?

I'm going to disagree with the general view here. When you trim roots, it triggers a plant response to grow new roots. This is important as before depotting, the plant's roots are evenly distributed through the soil. But once you repot the plant, it's basically impossible to evenly distribute the r...
by Download
Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prune or trim roots Question?
Replies: 38
Views: 1545

Re: Prune or trim roots Question?

I'm going to disagree with the general view here. When you trim roots, it triggers a plant response to grow new roots. This is important as before depotting, the plant's roots are evenly distributed through the soil. But once you repot the plant, it's basically impossible to evenly distribute the ro...
by Download
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Two need identities
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Two need identities

Matucana intertexta and Parodia stuemeri.
by Download
Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Thelocactus, possible Thelocactus and a Copiapoa
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Thelocactus, possible Thelocactus and a Copiapoa

Thelocactus tulensis I think?

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Thelocacus?

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Original tag is hard to read, but I think it said Copiapoa echinoides. Hoping someone can confirm.

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by Download
Tue May 31, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: What makes crested/monstrose cacti?
Replies: 8
Views: 493

What makes crested/monstrose cacti?

Looking around, I've seen talks about cresting being a genetic defect. And while that is probably the case, I'm not sure that's the whole truth. About two years ago I germinated a bunch of Cleistocactus buchtienii seeds. Once they got to pinky nail size, I separated them out into some spare recycled...
by Download
Fri May 27, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Imidacloprid soil soak?
Replies: 26
Views: 1211

Re: Imidacloprid soil soak?

What are you trying to kill with the soil soak?

Also band names matter zilch. All that matters is the active compound and the concentration. Imidacloprid is the same, regardless of manufacturer.
by Download
Fri May 27, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: BEST insecticidal soap for Cacti?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: BEST insecticidal soap for Cacti?

I normally use insecticide on cacti, but for my eggplants infected with aphids I've just used standard dishwashing liquid. Always seemed to work fine to me.
by Download
Mon May 23, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I build a set of "grow shelves" for growing cacti on a budget
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: I build a set of "grow shelves" for growing cacti on a budget

Just wondering if you could explain the risks of powering led setups with plugs directly from a mains socket? Besides the fact few LEDs are designed to run at 120 or 240 V? LEDs are electronic devices with a positive power to temperature relationship. As they heat up, they draw more power, causing ...