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Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:02 pm
by mmcavall
Some recent flowers...

Turbi jauernigii
Turbi lophophoroides
Parodia mairanana
Parodia haselbergii
Turbi viereckii
Matucana madisoniorum
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Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:26 pm
by MrXeric
Love all the Mexican miniatures.

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:26 pm
by keith
Wow you grow all those little Mexican cactus from seeds ? I see your 2 Mammillaria pectinifera very healthy looking.

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:39 pm
by mmcavall
MrXeric wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 11:26 pm Love all the Mexican miniatures.
Thanks !

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:42 pm
by mmcavall
keith wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 11:26 pm Wow you grow all those little Mexican cactus from seeds ? I see your 2 Mammillaria pectinifera very healthy looking.
They are easy for me as all other Mammillarias. Maybe is my climate that helps. No real cold here. Winter is dry and I dont give them water, but it is not really cold. Apparently this help them grow. I have already sowed two batches of M. pectinifera. Bag method etc... no special treatment. But in the first repot they are transfered to a pure grit mix (grit, charcoal and diatomite). Maybe this helps also. They seem to like this mix, as all other mexican species. Depending on the species I add a calcareous rock in the mix. Never add soil or sand.

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 1:44 pm
by keith
They all look very good. If no soil you use fertilizer ? I mostly grow the Mexican miniatures also. There are so many different species from Mexico with amazing variety . Plus new rare discoveries even now .

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 5:59 pm
by mmcavall
keith wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 1:44 pm They all look very good. If no soil you use fertilizer ? I mostly grow the Mexican miniatures also. There are so many different species from Mexico with amazing variety . Plus new rare discoveries even now .
Hi Keith, thank you.
Yes I use a solution of very diluted fertilizer (have to check the formulae but is something like NPK 12-25-25 plus micros).
I use this solution during the 6 hot months of the year.
Almost every watering is with this solution and sometimes pure water to wash down any excess that may accumulate.

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 6:43 pm
by jerrytheplater
mmcavall wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:59 pm
keith wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 1:44 pm They all look very good. If no soil you use fertilizer ? I mostly grow the Mexican miniatures also. There are so many different species from Mexico with amazing variety . Plus new rare discoveries even now .
Hi Keith, thank you.
Yes I use a solution of very diluted fertilizer (have to check the formulae but is something like NPK 12-25-25 plus micros).
I use this solution during the 6 hot months of the year.
Almost every watering is with this solution and sometimes pure water to wash down any excess that may accumulate.
I am interested in what you are using too. What dilution rate? NPK is that USA N-P2O5-K2O? or something else? Learned that here that different countries use different labels.

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 11:27 pm
by mmcavall
jerrytheplater wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 6:43 pm
mmcavall wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:59 pm
keith wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 1:44 pm They all look very good. If no soil you use fertilizer ? I mostly grow the Mexican miniatures also. There are so many different species from Mexico with amazing variety . Plus new rare discoveries even now .
Hi Keith, thank you.
Yes I use a solution of very diluted fertilizer (have to check the formulae but is something like NPK 12-25-25 plus micros).
I use this solution during the 6 hot months of the year.
Almost every watering is with this solution and sometimes pure water to wash down any excess that may accumulate.
I am interested in what you are using too. What dilution rate? NPK is that USA N-P2O5-K2O? or something else? Learned that here that different countries use different labels.
Hi Jerry, thanks for your interest. I'll search for the complete information and come back here...

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 6:20 am
by abhikjha
mmcavall wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 11:27 pm
jerrytheplater wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 6:43 pm
mmcavall wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:59 pm

Hi Keith, thank you.
Yes I use a solution of very diluted fertilizer (have to check the formulae but is something like NPK 12-25-25 plus micros).
I use this solution during the 6 hot months of the year.
Almost every watering is with this solution and sometimes pure water to wash down any excess that may accumulate.
I am interested in what you are using too. What dilution rate? NPK is that USA N-P2O5-K2O? or something else? Learned that here that different countries use different labels.
Hi Jerry, thanks for your interest. I'll search for the complete information and come back here...
Even I am interested to know about it 😊

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 4:44 pm
by Shmuel
Back in your Nov 2016 pics, you have a Pilosocereus pachycladus mistakenly labeled as Pachycereus pachycladus. Your plants must look great now 5 years later. Some pics?
Shmuel
Jerusalem Israel
Zone 9

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 5:00 pm
by mmcavall
Shmuel wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 4:44 pm Back in your Nov 2016 pics, you have a Pilosocereus pachycladus mistakenly labeled as Pachycereus pachycladus. Your plants must look great now 5 years later. Some pics?
Shmuel
Jerusalem Israel
Zone 9
Yes, sure, thanks for the correction, it is for sure a Pilosocereus.
In fact I have 3 different Pilosocereus that I would call pachycladus...maybe they are not all of the same species...
Pictures soon.
Thanks!

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 9:48 pm
by mikethecactusguy
I found both of these Matucana madisoniorum sitting amongst a tray of gymno's at a home depot. At the time they were spineless, but I knew they were not gymno's. 6 month later the long black spines and flowers like yours. They have almost doubled in size since I acquired them.
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Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Sun May 29, 2022 5:10 pm
by Mrs.Green
Mmcavall; I started reading your blog from the beginning, you really have a lot of beautiful plants ! 🙂 But what really caught my attention was the miniature landscapes you created in various pots/containers! Very , very nice with few and ‘simple’ materials! You certainly have an eye for it and understands that quite often; ‘less is more’ It really added an extra dimension to the collection. 👍👍👍

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Posted: Tue May 31, 2022 7:13 pm
by mmcavall
mikethecactusguy wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 9:48 pm I found both of these Matucana madisoniorum sitting amongst a tray of gymno's at a home depot. At the time they were spineless, but I knew they were not gymno's. 6 month later the long black spines and flowers like yours. They have almost doubled in size since I acquired them.
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Thank you Mike for sharing, nice Matucana you have