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by cooky173
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is this "skinny point" going to be a problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 3803

Re: Is this "skinny point" going to be a problem?

Yes. You will have two plants. If you cut it I would do so just below the thin part and bury it as the new shoot will likely be very close to the top of the cut. Do you know why it grew thin?
by cooky173
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is this "skinny point" going to be a problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 3803

Re: Is this "skinny point" going to be a problem?

In my opinion - if you treat this cereus as a standard plant and water it regularly etc etc it will probably thrive and grow quickly and snap. If you mistreat it a bit, and slow down the growth rate it will let that area harden up a bit, but it will never thicken. However the plant will take a lot l...
by cooky173
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Cuttings advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

Re: Cuttings advice

I personally have trouble getting cactus to root in dry media. I usually leave them sit a while to callus, and then start watering. Sometimes it backfires, but most of the time they root fine.
by cooky173
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lobivia flowers in Thailand
Replies: 19
Views: 2120

Next time some asks me why I grow cactus, I might just show them these photos.

Thanks for sharing.
by cooky173
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mealy storm :(
Replies: 22
Views: 2818

Call me crazy, but I like having ants around. Why just the other week ants showed me what plants had root mealy bugs. And when I see a couple of ants on a plant without nectaries I know I need to take a closer look, usually I'll spot a bug I need to squish.
by cooky173
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: red spine/green spine
Replies: 4
Views: 854

The second one looks like an Austrocylindropuntia Subulata. The bottom of the photo shows some monstrose growth, so if I had to guess I would say that part of your plant started growing normally again. And the green spines are actually leaves, this is one of the few cacti that produces long lasting ...
by cooky173
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Do Lithops grow like Crabs and Snakes, and other questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Thanks.

Sounds like lithops aren't too hard to grow in principle then. But as I've seen you say in other threads, you have to learn to know your plants, where they are from and how that fits with where you live.
by cooky173
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Pollination
Topic: Pollinating hybrids for pure plants once more?
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Ok, I think I get it.

I should have thought about it in terms of animals, when we didn't get our dogs desexed early enough a brother and sister mated, but the pups weren't copies of the grandparents.

Thanks Sutremaine and iann.
by cooky173
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Do Lithops grow like Crabs and Snakes, and other questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Thanks iann. Just so I'm clear, if I was to be treating them as winter growers, they would still shed their leaves in winter, it just may be that they wouldn't finish absorbing them until much later in the year than if I kept them dry? Or I would I continue to water them through autumn to get them t...
by cooky173
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Pollination
Topic: Pollinating hybrids for pure plants once more?
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Pollinating hybrids for pure plants once more?

I'm going to use Faucaria as my example, as this is where my hybridising experiments currently lie. I'm also putting my high school genetics into play, which I expect is correct in only the most basic of terms, and maybe not even then. Situation 1. Say I crossed F. Candida (white flowers) with F. Tu...
by cooky173
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Do Lithops grow like Crabs and Snakes, and other questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Do Lithops grow like Crabs and Snakes, and other questions

Do lithops need to shed their skin each year to get bigger? Or do they do it each year to reboot and repair any damage they may have suffered? Also, a question on seedlings. My seedlings went out in the sun last summer, produced 'proper' leaves, and then through winter produced new leaves again. Wil...
by cooky173
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Cactus Picture Contest
Topic: Contest 58 : Discussion and related Pictures
Replies: 42
Views: 9205

peterb , there's plenty of O. Stricta to be found in Australia :p. Santa Rita, Basilaris, and a few others are also show up on ebay pretty often. Ultimately, I think its because a determined effort to import seeds of banned species would often be sucessful. I've only had about 20% of my seed packag...
by cooky173
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Golden barrel flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Nice. It seems that you grow a lot of golden barrels?
by cooky173
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Snowfella's cactus trials
Replies: 516
Views: 56458

I don't know that you will need more heat, mine are open fairly well even in the morning, and I think they are opening through the day when I am not at home.

I'd say wait a few more days and they will probably be open.
by cooky173
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good places to get Cactus
Replies: 246
Views: 237928

1Adam12 wrote:Did a search for this "miles2go", I don't think that is correct, as that person has zero feedback.
I could be wrong, but it sounds like you are looking at someone on ebay. What you want to go to is miles2go.com