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by keithp2012
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you like cristate or monstrose forms in cacti?
Replies: 39
Views: 4824

Re: Do you like cristate or monstrose forms in cacti?

Does anyone in the US have unwanted G. mihanovichii variegated montrose or cristata on own roots? I love these weird looking cacti and if you are going to toss them I would love to own one or two of these!
by keithp2012
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Grow - Trade List
Topic: Looking for G. mihanovichii variegated montrose or cristata (US only)
Replies: 0
Views: 1504

Looking for G. mihanovichii variegated montrose or cristata (US only)

I read many members get them from seed and end up tossing them, i however am in love with the way they look and would love to own these “monster” variegated cacti on own roots (no graft)
by keithp2012
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Gibberellic acid use on cacti seed/seedlings
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Gibberellic acid use on cacti seed/seedlings

Anyone care to chime in?
by keithp2012
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Gibberellic acid use on cacti seed/seedlings
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Gibberellic acid use on cacti seed/seedlings

How cool is this! Do you think if used on cacti seeds and seedlings it will speed up slow growth, and possibly create some unique mutations?

https://unitednuclear.com/index.php?mai ... cts_id=143
by keithp2012
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: How do I grow this desert plant from seed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: How do I grow this desert plant from seed?

This paper has all of the conditions they used for germination under "Plant Material and Growth Conditions": https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2016.01992/full The surface sterilisation with bleach may be important. Also sterilising the growing medium. The agar medium is pr...
by keithp2012
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: How do I grow this desert plant from seed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: How do I grow this desert plant from seed?

This is a great video to explain how they grow in the desert. https://youtu.be/XsgHYfulv2g
by keithp2012
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: How do I grow this desert plant from seed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

How do I grow this desert plant from seed?

I have acquired Rose of Jericho (Anastatica hierochuntica) seeds. Basically this plant grows in the Desert, folds up, and when it rains releases the seeds into the sand and they sprout within a few days. I have not been able to get the seedlings to live more than a day after sprouting. I soaked seed...
by keithp2012
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Re: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway

Hey enough with the jokes, Shane and Aiko are disqualified!
by keithp2012
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Re: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway

No not 3
by keithp2012
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Re: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway

Nobody guessed it yet
by keithp2012
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Re: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway

Shane wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:58 pm Great idea by the way. Curious if you have a picture of the plants
I can’t get the pictures to work on here :idea:
by keithp2012
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Gymnocalycium cactus contest giveaway

I am giving away 3 of my cacti to make room for more, so I’m holding a contest for anyone living in the US and one winner. I will be giving away an oddly shaped grafted moon cactus, purple tinted G. Mihanovichii seedling (about the size of a large pea), and G. ragonesii “rubra” grafted, it has pink ...
by keithp2012
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird but true cactus story
Replies: 23
Views: 4778

Re: Weird but true cactus story

Mrs.Green wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:37 pm Interesting story. A possible explanation ( if this species isn’t self-fertile) could be that the first plant sensed the arrival of it’s own species and thus found reasons to live and grow.
This particular species is self fertile.
by keithp2012
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Best overhead light bulb to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Best overhead light bulb to use?

20 w wasn’t suggested and was said to be very weak. But my outlet can only handle 20 w so I guess I have no choice.
by keithp2012
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Best overhead light bulb to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Best overhead light bulb to use?

I’ve been using this 2 foot aquarium light in my fixture above, is there anything better I could switch it with? https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/024002-ge-20-watt-ecolux-2-plant-and-aquarium-t12-light-bulb.html?blaintm_source=google&blaintm_medium=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjK2vhKbz6wIVlJOz...