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by Steve-0
Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Is this rust or frost damage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1118

Re: Is this rust or frost damage?

It has been outside for two years in the same pot/location. Our high mountain desert climate is high UV solar radiation and can get 🔥 HOT 🔥 in July and August. The other horse crippler is 4 feet away in a pot exposed to the same conditions. With no brown spots or other ailments. All my outdoor in gr...
by Steve-0
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Is this rust or frost damage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1118

Is this rust or frost damage?

Echino. texensis, in a ten gallon pot with O.polyacantha. Year round outdoors. Hard growing, purchased from Nevada grower a couple years ago. Its pollinating partner is a few feet away in a similar pot and has no brown spots....yet. Winter is fading into spring. We have had some teen degree cold sna...
by Steve-0
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: need grow light assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: need grow light assistance

Hey Bill, I'm at 4500 feet above sea level (more intense sun at altitude) in a cactus loving high mountain desert climate...so very little grow lights experience for me. I overwinter the natives in ground and the less hardy in South facing windows. We do use a grow lights system for our veggie garde...
by Steve-0
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where do you keep your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 25
Views: 1299

Re: Where do you keep your cacti/succulents?

My Utah natives are in ground year round in a south facing xeriscaped area next to the house masonry. Lots of hot summer sun. Those in pots spend the summers on the porch and winters inside on a window shelf. I gave away most of my South American species. The Southwest Desert species in pots are sti...
by Steve-0
Thu Feb 03, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: Hello from Humboldt
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Hello from Humboldt

Welcome, Lactus! Looking forward to seeing some of your plants.

Steve
by Steve-0
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Lophophora cultivation legal in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2283

Re: Is Lophophora cultivation legal in USA?

Thank youOne Windowsill :) I am referring to the what’s on this list are called ‘other ‘peyotes’. It’s a bit unclear to me if these to are seen as illegal? If so, selling f.ex. Asterias is illegal.. The other peyotes are not illegal to grow, they contain no mescaline or other controlled drugs. If y...
by Steve-0
Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Your best photo
Replies: 37
Views: 15542

Re: Your best photo

Thanks, Alejandro! Most of those were cell phone images. The bottom Milky Way was entirely cell phone captured. The Moon images were also with a cell phone held up to the eyepiece of my telescope. The others were taken with an older Canon DSLR I bought used last year. Amazing to me that cell camera...
by Steve-0
Mon Jan 31, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Lophophora cultivation legal in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2283

Re: Is Lophophora cultivation legal in USA?

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by Steve-0
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Lophophora cultivation legal in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2283

Re: Is Lophophora cultivation legal in USA?

Here's a chart for the legal status of psychoactive cactus by country:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_sta ... by_country
by Steve-0
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: New growth on top of Ech. grus. What is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2096

Re: New growth on top of Ech. grus. What is it?

Good idea, I looked back at the very first pics of it and concur. It used to be quite globular and filled the planter. Now... it's looking like it has been on a keto diet.😳
by Steve-0
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Cacti collection in Cyprus
Replies: 64
Views: 9194

Re: Cacti collection in Cyprus

Katerina, here is a thread link to one of my desert adventures, plus visits to cactus nurseries in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lots of pics.

viewtopic.php?t=46097
by Steve-0
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: South Korean plant poacher jailed in US
Replies: 34
Views: 2239

Re: South Korean plant poacher jailed in US

Usually, it's the color and spination. Copi's also develop a waxy coating in situ that is less common in cultivated specimens. IIRC, it's called farina. Cultivated look like greenhouse queens, In situ look gnarly.
by Steve-0
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Cacti collection in Cyprus
Replies: 64
Views: 9194

Re: Cacti collection in Cyprus

Just too cool, k.maks! From a desert hike last January. And another shot of my big Fero.latis. I also have a pair of F' grac. coloratus from Miles2Go nursery.
by Steve-0
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: South Korean plant poacher jailed in US
Replies: 34
Views: 2239

Re: South Korean plant poacher jailed in US

Yeah...it does go back a ways. Here's another story from 2018...same program, different characters. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/27/stolen-succulents-california-hipster-plants-at-center-of-smuggling-crisis ...and this one....lady straps nearly a thousand succulents to her body......
by Steve-0
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Cacti collection in Cyprus
Replies: 64
Views: 9194

Re: Cacti collection in Cyprus

That grouping looks great! The Ferocactus latispinus is a favorite of mine. I have a few. This one has yellow orange spines...making me think it's either a variation from F.L. or a cross between FL and FL flavispinus ( which has all yellow spines). I don't know. My others are all red spined.