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by nachtkrabb
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Cereus peruvianus monstrose as the leaning tower of Pisa
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Cereus peruvianus monstrose as the leaning tower of Pisa

Hi Bryan, sounds conclusive. That monster cacs had lived at my friend's in a very small pot for at least 20years (if not much longer). So it is not very good at or trained in growing roots for stabilisation. Besides it was leaned against a fence all summer long, against a wall all winter long. He is...
by nachtkrabb
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Big Picture Project
Topic: CactiGuide.com Big Picture Project
Replies: 69
Views: 90238

Re: CactiGuide.com Big Picture Project

Hallo leland, you are of course right about the effort & the printing costs. But here we are in the internet & we are so many, that we can make it all together. I admit it is also a question of status to add a picture of a fine, mature, flowering cactus. It is not the same showing off a mini...
by nachtkrabb
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome
Replies: 42
Views: 14218

Re: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome

Just great to have them growing outside. The plants look content. Thanks for sharing!
Would you mind posting a link to where more pictures are posted?
N.
by nachtkrabb
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Blooming Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 96920

Re: A Blooming Thread

Hallo greenknight, is that really almost exactly one year ago that yo possted that nice Mamm? I caught my usually reliable Mammillaria rhodantha ssp. pringlei making a nice display just before our most recent heat wave: I have a plant looking & blooming similarly. It was named Mammillaria polyth...
by nachtkrabb
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter preparations Question?
Replies: 17
Views: 176

Re: Winter preparations Question?

Hallo JCcares, you are very welcome. Hope I could help you. About fans I can't say anything as we don't need them here in the South of Germany. I have no idea how humid your air usually is during winter. I can't even say how humid it is here but "...normal...". :oops: I am so sorry... N.
by nachtkrabb
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Cycas revoluta pups -- how to grow?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Cycas revoluta pups -- how to grow?

...the poor sods... sounds like "coitus interruptus". #-o If my plant needs 40in = 1m to flower, then I have some time to wait: My plant is about 40cm = 160 in high and already 12.5 years old -- or at least at my place. I got it big as a man's fist. So in maybe 24years I will have somethin...
by nachtkrabb
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat index QUESTION
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Heat index QUESTION

Hallo folks, loads of interesting ideas. I have some plants, some Mammillarias & others, that really do need the hottest & sunniest place I can find for them, and others that really prefer to stay outside but in the shade as Gymno horstii buenekeri. I thus have a table which plants tolerate ...
by nachtkrabb
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter preparations Question?
Replies: 17
Views: 176

Re: Winter preparations Question?

Hallo JCcares, nice collection. Looks real good. I am from Germany where we do get real winters, with or without snow, oftn with long periods od fros, depending on the year. I thus have a table which plants tolerate wich temperatures according to information from books & from the internet, espec...
by nachtkrabb
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ‘Promiscuous’ plants or how many fathers can be involved
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: ‘Promiscuous’ plants or how many fathers can be involved

Mrs Green, that are some really interesting questions, thanks for asking.
An thanks to you, Dave, for some insights.
I guess there are some more answers.
N.
by nachtkrabb
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Blooming Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 96920

Re: A Blooming Thread

Folks, this thread is a treat. (Why are those two words pronounced that differently?!) This year is treating me well, so I attach a calendar so far. I admit not all are cacti, but the flowers are still nice. January : Crassula commutata IMG_5425-CrassulaCommutata-Blüte_ergebnis.jpg February : Arista...
by nachtkrabb
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gymnocalycium horstii ssp. buenekeri: Male or female?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Gymnocalycium horstii ssp. buenekeri: Male or female?

Hi everybody, since more than 20years I have a wonderful Gymnocalycium horstii ssp. buenekeri. Its sight with a sunburn is in the chapter about diseases here in the forum. GymnoHorstii-in 2018.jpg In http://www.kuas-kettinger.de/gymnocalycium_horstii_ssp_buenekeri.html I have just read: ...da die Zw...
by nachtkrabb
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Cycas revoluta pups -- how to grow?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Cycas revoluta pups -- how to grow?

Hallo Tom, please pardon me for not answering earlier. I didn't manage. Thank you for your tip. As soon as one of the pups will have its own leaves, I will try this. You write, you plant bloomend 3' high -- that are 3feet, i.e. ca. 90 cm? (We are metric in Europe, so I am not too sure.) Thank you fo...
by nachtkrabb
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Aloe who? > solved
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Aloe who? > solved

The riddle is solved! On the pot there is the plant passport with a number of the nursery. A search in the internet found out the nursery. They show pictures of the plants they sell, together with the botanical names. On https://kwekerijstolk.nl/?attachment_id=135 I found A. arborescens. A short che...
by nachtkrabb
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Big Picture Project
Topic: CactiGuide.com Big Picture Project
Replies: 69
Views: 90238

Re: CactiGuide.com Big Picture Project

Those flowering cacti really are a treat. But when I look at the pictures in the lexicon, I usually want to compare my plant with other plants to find out its name. Usually I have some small little thingy, not such a fully grown beauty. With those pictures I am never able find out, if my ugly duckli...
by nachtkrabb
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome
Replies: 42
Views: 14218

Re: Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome

Thank you, mmcavall.
What a luxury -- a Pachy in the yard! Wow! Here we have much too cold winters, expecially cold plus wet. I can only dream of your yard. :-)