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by Shane
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Are you leaving the heat mats on over night?
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: Are you leaving the heat mats on over night?

I leave mine on 24 hrs/day. I've wondered if I should turn it off at night. I don't know if it makes a difference. I think on/off cycle if the lights the lights can provide some temperature variation. My temperature sensor is under/between the pots, so it keeps the temperature constant there, allowi...
by Shane
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: The correlation between temperatures and flower colour in Schlumbergeras
Replies: 15
Views: 1050

Re: The correlation between temperatures and flower colour in Schlumbergeras

Evidently if buds set in the wrong temperature the white flowers can gain a pink tinge [...] From the Web:- "A colour shift of a white Christmas cactus can also be due to slightly different environmental conditions. They may be pure white at warm temperatures, but take on a pinkish cast when i...
by Shane
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Creating a monstrose Pereskiopsis through grafting
Replies: 34
Views: 9072

Re: Creating a monstrose Pereskiopsis through grafting

Thanks for the updates Jitesh! Very interesting results you're getting! I lost the grafting season this year to moving and rats and caterpillars eating my Presekiopsis. I'm hoping to try again next season I am thinking the half part which was getting full sunlight have more monstrose effect than oth...
by Shane
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 72
Views: 7079

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

Which leds me to wonder how strict this law is enforced in the US? What I've heard is not too strictly, unless you're growing them for sale, or possessing dried peyote. I haven't heard of anyone being busted for growing it for horticultural reasons. Owning land where peyote is growing naturally doe...
by Shane
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 72
Views: 7079

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

nes wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:53 pm Found a new columnar at my local nursery. Not sure what it is but I thought it would be cool try to a root stock that isn't P. Marginatus.
Looks like Stetsonia to me
by Shane
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Oddly grafted cacti or?
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Oddly grafted cacti or?

Are the two scions really grafted ‘sideways’ or could it be that the stronger green parts of the scions forced the growing points downward? I'll add in another possibility: the appearance is because of a weird camera angle (I think this is less likely than your theories, but it's possible) I think ...
by Shane
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Grow - Trade List
Topic: Looking for Pereskiopsis
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Looking for Pereskiopsis

That's really strange. I bought 5 for $10 a few years ago. Many sellers were selling them cheaply back then. Maybe there's less supply right now because it's winter? That said, 5 can still be had for $15 on ebay or etsy https://www.ebay.com/itm/153509562150?hash=item23bde20726:g:8wsAAMXQLw1R0J9H[url...
by Shane
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Schlumbergera ‘Enigma’
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Schlumbergera ‘Enigma’

How strange. You see the monstrose Cereus with normal flowers, now here's a cactus with normal stems and monstrose flowers I wonder what the nature of this is. Floral meristems (I understand) start as vegetative meristems. So there's either a pathology in the meristem that only manifests in the flow...
by Shane
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: CactiGuide.com Comments
Topic: Site Move Update
Replies: 49
Views: 15999

Re: Site Move Update

Thanks for the great work as usual Daiv! Glad to have the site back
by Shane
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: CactiGuide.com Comments
Topic: How is encounterability decided on the guide?
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: How is encounterability decided on the guide?

I think the encounterability on Daiv's opinion/experience of how common a plant was back when he made the site back in the early 2000s. It's pretty subjective and as others have noted things change with time That said, imo it's a great piece of information to have. It's a good check on an ID if you ...
by Shane
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Grafting
Topic: What now?
Replies: 8
Views: 2012

Re: What now?

Here's another update:
I'm still trying to root the Schlumbergera cuttings. They are very difficult to root. I've tried rooting them in a baggie and in damp soil and neither has worked. I tried water next and it looks like possibly there's a root popping out of one of the cuttings
by Shane
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Some questions about heat
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: Some questions about heat

Thanks for the responses. I feel like I have the situation under better control now (or at least I'm not panicking anymore haha). I redid the shade cloth setup and I feel better about it now. At my old place there was a more shade and I didn't fully appreciate how much until after my plants burned. ...
by Shane
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: pseudolithos seeds
Replies: 37
Views: 7268

Re: pseudolithos seeds

abhikjha wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:26 pm Hoping for response which I didn't get here, I contacted few growers in Thailand and Italy (where I got the seeds from) on FB
What's the name of the grower you got the seeds from?
by Shane
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Can I save this poor Gymno?
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: Can I save this poor Gymno?

It's doing pretty well. It's bigger but not a ton of growth. I'm not sure what to do with it now. I'd like to degraft it but I'm not sure about it since the cut would be so big
by Shane
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Oldest plant in your collection
Replies: 32
Views: 9647

Re: Oldest plant in your collection

Traveller wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:04 pm I have a Mammillaria bocasana that was planted in 1972. I can take a.photo if anyone is interested
I'd definitely be interested is seeing a photo. Did you plant it yourself?