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by BobbyZ
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Inducing cristate growth
Replies: 16
Views: 5237

Re: Inducing cristate growth

great experiment thanks for sharing
by BobbyZ
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Books and References
Topic: Pereskia and the Origin of the Cactus Life-Form
Replies: 12
Views: 5500

Re: Pereskia and the Origin of the Cactus Life-Form

I enjoyed a paper on the development of cacti based on the physiological models of water stress strategies not just a DNA based phylogenic relationship. I only skimmed over the manuscript and have much to read into its implications as you guys did. Hey my plant physiology water relations course at U...
by BobbyZ
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Trichocereus in full sun....
Replies: 7
Views: 4051

Re: Trichocereus in full sun....

I am very pleased how various Trichocereus species do here in NE Florida. They can take the heat and humidity and survive in the winter although I place styrefoam cups on their tops with the occasional frost.
by BobbyZ
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Senecio or Kleinia
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Senecio or Kleinia

Does anyone have a citation for a publication on the taxonomic realignment of succulents in these genera. I have started to collect these and enjoy their diverse morphology. Thanks Bobby Z
by BobbyZ
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: lithops soil mix
Replies: 7
Views: 10680

Re: lithops soil mix

Thanks all, Hey I will follow with advice from thew source of those I bought from Kyles plants. These will not be outside but inside to minimize trhe humidity factor. I use coir and perlite for my epis and jungle cacti and they flourish,
by BobbyZ
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: lithops soil mix
Replies: 7
Views: 10680

lithops soil mix

I would like to get feedback on soil mix for mature lithops, I haven't tried to grow since 3 years ago. I am thinking of 2 parts pumice 2 parts sand 1 part perlite and 1 part coir with a sprinkle of bone meal. What gives Yall success? Bobby Z
by BobbyZ
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turbinicarpus
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Re: Turbinicarpus

Yes I repotted all my four Turbinicarpus. I used around 70% fine pumice (broke down and opened a new bag) 15% perlite and 15% Florida sand from the B horizon from planting a Meyrer lemon, I added a measley dose of horticultural lime and bonemeal. The T. homipilus was around 6.5 cmand the T saueri 5 ...
by BobbyZ
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Turbinicarpus
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Re: Turbinicarpus

Thanks for your commednts I used a mix of 40% pumice 40% perlite and 20% commercial catus soil with a sprinbkle of lime and bonemeal. It is probably too rich in organic. The vweather here is still 27 to 30 C day and around 18 to 24 at night
by BobbyZ
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turbinicarpus
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Turbinicarpus

I just purchased four small Turbinicarpus: lophoides, saueri, homipilus and jauernigii all around an inch in diameter. I have not had luck with this genera. What is the best soil mix, I know they need lime. Can I put all four in the same pot and fo they have similar requirements. How deep does t6he ...
by BobbyZ
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Let"s Start our ROUND ROBIN trade list! 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Let"s Start our ROUND ROBIN trade list! 2014

Sign me in if I can be targeted for early October. Bobby Z
by BobbyZ
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My 'wax flowers' _ HOYAs
Replies: 28
Views: 4671

Re: My 'wax flowers' _ HOYAs

Excellent you are doing things right. Thanks for sharing
by BobbyZ
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Gymnocalycium vatteri coring
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Gymnocalycium vatteri coring

This is also one of my favorite gymnos the single sines are unique and pure white flowers are wonderul. I am happy with a single body, but it will be interesting to obseve your experiment
by BobbyZ
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: CactiGuide.com Comments
Topic: BromeliadGuide?
Replies: 11
Views: 9465

Re: BromeliadGuide?

The best place for interactive discussions on Bromeliads is Planet Bromeliad on Facebook. Although there are many nifty species especially Tillandsia and Aechemia, many of the outstanding Neoregilia and Bilbergia are hybrids. I have a collection of over 50 species of Tillandsia and representative sp...
by BobbyZ
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Cereus or Trichocereus or ... with flower
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Cereus or Trichocereus or ... with flower

Hopefully it got polinated so you can enjoy the fruit, hopefully mine will flower this year
by BobbyZ
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This weeks blooms
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: This weeks blooms

I just received a triple stem Hedgehog blooming like yours fom a friends place outside Tuscon. I named it E. engelmannii, looking at yours in bloom I feel competent. She has a 16 head Hedghog in full bloom and she can smell it several meters away. I am definitely Arizona dreaming. Thanks for shaing