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by alkravi
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lophophora alberto-vojtechii
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

I used a usual soil mix for seeds, about 70% mineral, sterilized. Let seeds soak in peroxide 3% for 10 minutes, put them on a soil surface and put a transparent lid above. Treated them as usual loph seeds.
They germinated in about 10 days and have no juvenile spines. No photos, sorry.
by alkravi
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lophophora alberto-vojtechii
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

I'm growing those from Koehres's seeds, 2 different localities. Germination was about 70%, they are 2 months old.
by alkravi
Thu May 26, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: How long do seeds last?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Peyote seeds last up to 6 years. but I wouldn't store them more than 3.
by alkravi
Fri May 13, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Echinocereus 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2136

Nice pictures! What is the name of the one on 5th photo?
by alkravi
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Selenicereus stock long livedness
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Since nobody has grafts on Selenicereus I'm posting an answer for my own question. Selenicereus can serve as hidden stock up to 25 years, it also can survive (as hidden stock) low temps easier than Myrtyllocactus. I was told that by an owner of such old grafts.
by alkravi
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Pot sterilization method?
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Rinse it with Hydrogen perexide
by alkravi
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Selenicereus stock long livedness
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Guys, I will ask the question the other way, it's not even a question as a matter of fact. Please post here the age of your oldest graft on Selenicereus and name the scion.
by alkravi
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Selenicereus stock long livedness
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Selenicereus stock long livedness

Selenicereus is a temporary stock for grafting, everyone knows that. As far as I understand old scions get too heavy and stock bends. Is it the main reason to consider it temporary stock? What I'm planning to do is to graft some Discocactus seedlings on 10 cm long stocks and few months later cut the...
by alkravi
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windowsill plants
Replies: 2
Views: 662

You may want to grow Aztekiums, Obregonia denegrii, Lophophora, G. ragonesii and other dark skinned, Blossfeldia, it will be perfect for grafts on Pereskiopsis also. PS I'm not advising to keep them there during winter, г need to maintain temperatures at least >0C. The first three and Blos...
by alkravi
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: my seed growing adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

iann, thanks for the info. Never kept my sown seeds in a dark place, or under a sand layer. Seems that I won't do it in the future too:)
by alkravi
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: my seed growing adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

madadi, you can put your seeds on top of a sand layer, but they don't actually need light to germinate. The main idea is not to bury them, so they can reach light right after germination.
by alkravi
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: my seed growing adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

Astrophytum caput-medusae is pretty easy to germinate and grow. Last time I had 50% germination total during 3-4 days. Sterilizing the soil and using baggy method is a good idea.
I wouldn't add a sand layer above the seeds, I read a research, which said that germination rate is slightly lower with it.
by alkravi
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mammillaria sánchez-mejoradae
Replies: 14
Views: 1632

You said it is easy to grow grafted, so I assumed there's a hidden stock on the first picture.
by alkravi
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mammillaria sánchez-mejoradae
Replies: 14
Views: 1632

What is the stock?
by alkravi
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dim Bulb Cacti
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Bruce , I asked the same questions you did some time ago. I have a project (still in work) of growing shade loving cacti under artificial lights all the time. I can advice you Blossfeldia liliputana, both Aztekiums, Gymnocalicium ragonesii. They are really miniature and at least very shade tolerant...