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by C And D
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Grafting is Easy with the Twisty Tie Method
Replies: 35
Views: 16604

Re: Grafting is Easy with the Twisty Tie Method

Cant' get enough Copiapoas C. cinerea and haseltoniana 3 weeks IMG_0361.JPG I'm really happy that this one is still alive and growing A 2 year old Neowerdermannia vorwerkii seedling that I nursed along It was sidewise the day after grafting, so I had to re-graft a smaller section IMG_0357.JPG I cut ...
by C And D
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Grafting is Easy with the Twisty Tie Method
Replies: 35
Views: 16604

Re: Grafting is Easy with the Twisty Tie Method

Working on a lot of grafting this year Some of the stuff Copiapoa dealbata and cinerea IMG_0328.JPG IMG_0332.JPG Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus IMG_0333.JPG After one week, this Copiapoa cinerea is plumping up nicely IMG_0343.JPG Super tiny Copiapoa dealbata IMG_0340.JPG Not using the best stock for Tep...
by C And D
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Welcome Craig Fry!
Replies: 1344
Views: 378840

Re: Welcome Craig Fry!

More flowers
Weingartia neumanniana
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Mammillaria mazatlanensis ssp. patonii
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Copiapoa laui
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Aztekium valdezii
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by C And D
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Welcome Craig Fry!
Replies: 1344
Views: 378840

Re: Welcome Craig Fry!

I was taking some photos yesterday and I see the same (?) native bee popping out of this Astrophytum nudum flower
and got a photo before it flew off and then through a tiny hole in my green house
????
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by C And D
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Unknown succulents
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Unknown succulents

Euphorbia bubalina, that's it for sure
Thanks
Now i can sell it's seeds
It's a fast grower

And I think the stapeliad is Huernia procumbens
by C And D
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Anacampseros
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Anacampseros

My book lists A. rufescens as having numerous hairs and purple under sides of the leaves
by C And D
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: A couple of unknowns
Replies: 4
Views: 332

A couple of unknowns

Pretty Notocactus IMG_0283.JPG IMG_0286.JPG A neat Columnar cactus cutting that a friend gave me I forgot the name he gave it The bud has abandoned development IMG_0268.JPG Selenicereus of some sort We call it the Octopus Garden Has these weird Cotton Ball Buds IMG_0290.JPG IMG_0257.JPG The day afte...
by C And D
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Unknown succulents
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Unknown succulents

A couple of unknowns Unknown Euphorbia like a leafy E. clandestina IMG_0116.JPG Stem becoming a crested portion IMG_0118.JPG Self Fertile Big Seeds are ejected when ripe IMG_0246.JPG A unknown stapeliad that came as a volunteer several years ago, grows along the ground like a creeper never flowered ...
by C And D
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Anacampseros
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Anacampseros

I would call that Anacampseros rufescens
by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?

I use "Grow More" 20-20-20

around $60 for 25 lbs
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by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?

Just wanted to point out one thing I didn't see mentioned (I could have missed it)

You need to take a baseline ppm of your regular water first, then subtract that value from your ppm with Fertilizer for the correct value

Please continue...
by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Welcome Craig Fry!
Replies: 1344
Views: 378840

Re: Welcome Craig Fry!

This was a weird occurrence... I was taking a photo of this Coryphantha difficilis Since it was the first time it flowered IMG_0195.JPG I took it out of the hot box and put it on a shelf outside the green house to photograph the flowers close-up, to document the feathery nature of the petals And thi...
by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Welcome Craig Fry!
Replies: 1344
Views: 378840

Re: Welcome Craig Fry!

Some new photos

Mountain Girl
My Echinopsis hybrid
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Lot's of Escobaria minima and Mammillaria theresae flowers
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Ariocarpus retusus x trigonus
with white seed pods
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Sulcorebutia rauschii
Green form
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by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 6/11/2022)
Replies: 118
Views: 81137

Re: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 6/11/2022)

I recommend applying 3 to 4 weeks after the first dose. I see very little sign of mealies or mites, but there are still some thrips here and there. I did 2 applications so far, several months apart, and want to do a third application soon. But it takes several hours to do it right, which I don't enj...
by C And D
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expectations when purchase new cacti Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Expectations when purchase new cacti Question?

It looks like dried up rot to me
I would try to remove some of it, or not.
I sure wouldn't sell a plant that looks like that, and would send a replacement or refund if I did.