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by LateBloomer
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter preparations Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Winter preparations Question?

Well if you don't water it yea... I have watered mine when day temps reach that but cold spells only last 2 weeks or so and 100% mineral mix and outside in full sun so... your experience may vary
by LateBloomer
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter preparations Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Re: Winter preparations Question?

They can survive with zero light all winter if temps are low enough and no water there will be zero etiloation based on others experiences... On another forum a grower lived near the Arctic circle and was able to grow in the extremes of zero sunlight for months at a time he did supplement a little b...
by LateBloomer
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus seedlings root exposed
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Cactus seedlings root exposed

Cactus pulling itself by the roots this is a 3 month timelapse

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/shorts/60_nE91yBfg[/youtube]
by LateBloomer
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: What dictates the flowersize?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: What dictates the flowersize?

It’s a number of factors that affect flower size namely genetics. But nutrients and water are important to reach potential. P from what I remember is most important for flower development but n and k are needed for the plant to function as a whole so are also needed. Flowers are a large expenditure ...
by LateBloomer
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 24
Views: 831

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

erstands what you mean by ‘arteficial look’ though. I have to say I am torn here.. and for me it depends a bit on what species we are talking about. I have for instance never seen an Ariocarpus or a Lophophora IRL but I have seen quite a few pics. I have to admit that the deflated, ‘colourless’ bur...
by LateBloomer
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 24
Views: 831

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

Hardgrown to me are plants that can handle full sun, no water for months, and very little nutrients added since most can get it from air or rocks/soil. I consider my cacti hardgrown even though I water then every week. They are in 80-100% mineral mix and very little to no additional fertilizer. I do...
by LateBloomer
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Free Seeds
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Free Seeds

I am as well sent a pm
by LateBloomer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 3859

Re: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021

Easier to just put a ruler lol but since I leave the coins in place its a nice reference for size.
by LateBloomer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: MrXeric's seedlings 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 11094

Re: MrXeric's seedlings 2021

Your Frailea atrobella from older post flower at 13 months is very cool to see.
by LateBloomer
Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 3859

Re: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021

So here are the seedlings as yearlings.
by LateBloomer
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Try this rarely used grafting technique
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Try this rarely used grafting technique

So I posted an update on a few lophophora I used this technique on... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TC3eDpCGBg at 4 minute mark is the best example of the expected results using impale/side grafts on seedlings. If you have excess taproot seedlings perfecting this technique is a great idea. Using ...
by LateBloomer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Babies outside of container for first time. info?
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: Babies outside of container for first time. info?

I'd assume its part of the genetics... if you left it laying down it would likely pup near base... just assuming
by LateBloomer
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Mammillaria cactus grafted onto a flowering pepper plant.
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Mammillaria cactus grafted onto a flowering pepper plant.

This makes absolutely no sense. I don't even think pepper plants are in the caryophyllales order. Very strange chimera you have there. Yea pretty weird and it seems that the pepper doesn't have issues accepting cacti. I did another graft using lophpohora and it seems to have taken. I'm unsure if th...
by LateBloomer
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Mammillaria cactus grafted onto a flowering pepper plant.
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Mammillaria cactus grafted onto a flowering pepper plant.

So the growth is still 'slow' since we are gonna enter winter now but the astrophytum clearly took

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AetHRTEzIqc

Image
by LateBloomer
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bottom water top water your cacti question?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Bottom water top water your cacti question?

I always top water to remove any salts and oxygenate the roots… Bottom watering doesn’t reduce rot just increases efficiency of mass watering via capillary wicking. Very useful in commercial growing and hazano who is a great grower on here uses it with his seedlings… can’t remember if he also uses i...