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by Lactus
Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Wooden container for cacti
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Wooden container for cacti

I like Dave's idea with the plastic trough's much better than the Hypertufa. You just lay the gutters up lengthwise as your plant grows. But if you like the looks of Hypertufa ( and you can get creative with the outside design by inserting chips of rock etc.) You could always use the trough as a fo...
by Lactus
Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Wooden container for cacti
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Wooden container for cacti

I have even seen them grown in a length of plastic house guttering cut to the length needed with a couple of stop ends put on. Or you can use plant troughs since plastic ones are often available at garden stores. OK if the plant only puts out a stem that grows in one direction rather than offsets. ...
by Lactus
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Copiapoa humilis?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Copiapoa humilis?

Hard to tell for me. I always get C. humulis and C. hypogaea mixed up when they're that small...
by Lactus
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Wooden container for cacti
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Wooden container for cacti

Wood will rot over time. I would not even think of using pressure treated wood. Cedar or Redwood maybe. But why wood? Is it because you want a large container? If so, ever hear of Hypertufa? I have a few very small ones and one larger one. The large one is the only one I've had growing since it was...
by Lactus
Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Wooden container for cacti
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Wooden container for cacti

Hello. I was thinking about building a wooden box for my S. eruca to lay in. Would a wooden container be a bad idea?

On another note, what medium would be best for the S. eruca. Should it be mostly sand? Rock? I have it in a mixture of cactus soil and mineral/sand.

Thanks!
by Lactus
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Heard this was really rare
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Heard this was really rare

I'm thinking it's some type of Haageocereus.
by Lactus
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for Backebergia militaris
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Looking for Backebergia militaris

Minime8484 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:23 pm Pedro's list (Spain, so would need USDA Import Permit) still has the species listed.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qsuv_i ... TyaUAhGZKY
Hey! I just saw this! Thanks!!
by Lactus
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: ID plz!
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: ID plz!

Looks to me like something from the Echinopsis genus. Might be hard to ID without flowers or a close up of its spines.
by Lactus
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Is my first cactus a mammalaria rhodantha ???
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Is my first cactus a mammalaria rhodantha ???

I don't believe that's a mamm. It looks more like something in the Echinocereus genus.
by Lactus
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Heard this was really rare
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Heard this was really rare

Hello. Trying to ID this for a friend. Was told it was really rare, too, so remembering the name was a challenge. I don't have any other photos, unfortunately. But I also know it is 20+ years old and about 6ft.

Thank you!
by Lactus
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Black substence on my cholla.
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Black substence on my cholla.

It does look like mildew. Any way to clean it off or just let it dry out? Actually, that's called "sooty mold", and it's a problem when we're growing some Opuntioid species in a humid environment. Good news is that sooty mold is a bit unsightly, but by no means life-threatening. The humid...
by Lactus
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Black substence on my cholla.
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Black substence on my cholla.

Tom in Tucson wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:56 pm If it's mildew you should find a new atmosphere to grow it with less humidity
Oh yeah! It does look like mildew. Any way to clean it off or just let it dry out?
by Lactus
Sun Jul 10, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Black substence on my cholla.
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Black substence on my cholla.

Hello. So I discovered this black substance on my Opuntia fulgida v. mamillata. I think it might be a fungus. Any tips on how to get rid of it would be great.
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by Lactus
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for Backebergia militaris
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Looking for Backebergia militaris

I don't think you'll find this. This species is a Mexican endemic so habitat-collected seed isn't likely to be available unless someone smuggles it out illegally (and as they make unattractive seedlings it seems unlikely anyone would bother). It grows to 5-6m. Flowers are produced from an apical/te...
by Lactus
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:04 pm
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. Well, the perfect time for you would be to ask this forum around October and November, when most of the European seed lists are being updated. I could always order this speci...