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by Lactus
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Black substence on my cholla.
Replies: 4
Views: 203

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: 4
Views: 203

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: 4
Views: 203

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: 8
Views: 666

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: 8
Views: 666

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...
by Lactus
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for Backebergia militaris
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Looking for Backebergia militaris

Aeonium2003 wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:22 pm The accepted scientific name is Pachycereus militaris, hopefully that will help you with your search.
Oh perfect! Thank you.
by Lactus
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for Backebergia militaris
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Looking for Backebergia militaris

Seed or cuttings. Cheers!
by Lactus
Fri May 20, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”

There are lots of restrictions for removing/collecting native flora and fauna in Australia, unless you have a special permit/license. There are also multiple layers of rules/regulations regarding selling/transporting plant materials between each state. A lot of plants/seeds are not allowed to sell/...
by Lactus
Thu May 19, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”

Aiko wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 9:14 pm Interesting. Looks a bit like Anacampseros glued on sticks!

But unfortunately Australian succulents are not easy to obtain. Maybe it will take a few decades for them to become more mainstream.
Haha. It does!

Why do you think that is?
by Lactus
Thu May 19, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”

Hello. I’m looking for Lawrencia helmsii. Either seed or cutting. Really cool Australian succulent!
by Lactus
Sat May 14, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: MrXeric's seedlings 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: MrXeric's seedlings 2022

Great post!
by Lactus
Fri May 06, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Germination Techniques
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Germination Techniques

Due to some failures of germinating, I realized how little I know. I wanted to make a thread of techniques used from soil preparation/sterilization to container types etc. Seems like everyone has a slightly different way of doing their thing. I'd like to learn what has worked for you and even what h...
by Lactus
Thu May 05, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Aloinopsis rubrolineata from seed
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Aloinopsis rubrolineata from seed

Probably damping off. Was the soil mixture sterilized? What does damping off mean? I don’t have a microwave so I used hydrogen peroxide and a fungicide. Damping off is a soil fungus that attacks seedlings and kills them. https://extension.psu.edu/damping-off Aw. Thanks for the link. This happened t...
by Lactus
Thu May 05, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Aloinopsis rubrolineata from seed
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Aloinopsis rubrolineata from seed

Aeonium2003 wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 2:32 pm To sterilize the mix, you could always pour boiling water on it. More effective than hydrogen peroxide IMO.
That’s good to know. Thanks.
by Lactus
Thu May 05, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Aloinopsis rubrolineata from seed
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Aloinopsis rubrolineata from seed

Jangaudi wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 2:18 pm hmm, I saw someone saying germination temp. between 18 and 28°C, and somewhere else, during summer, when it's warm, altough they are considered winter growers. Seems they are not too picky about temperatures, I think you're good to go ;)
Great. Thanks for the help!