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by keith
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Help with another stumper.
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Help with another stumper.

Saguaro I think they grow fast in the heat with water keep out of full desert sun when small
by keith
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Hot bath against root mealybugs
Replies: 39
Views: 32383

Re: Hot bath against root mealybugs

yep that's it
by keith
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter preparations Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 143

Re: Winter preparations Question?

“Imidacloprid” I gave my cacti a soak last June. Will they need another treatment to prevent pesty pests before I bring all my cacti in my basement for the winter? no once a year should be enough Insecticidal soap, Horticultural soap. Should I be doing this once a month, and when would be the best t...
by keith
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Some cactus today
Replies: 51
Views: 10356

Re: Some cactus today

Pleiospilos simulans (liver plant, split rock plant) is a species of flowering plant in the family Aizoaceae, once endemic to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Known populations of the plant in the wild are now extinct due its collection as an ornamental plant for succulent collectors.[1] It is a sm...
by keith
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Systemic insecticides: spray or pour?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Systemic insecticides: spray or pour?

3 different kinds of pesticides. acetamiprid is like Imidacloprid which I've used as a soil soak and also watered in from above. I would spray this one but not a fine spray letting the pesticide mix sink into the ground and use a tray to catch the runoff . Soil soak takes a long time use the runoff ...
by keith
Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Melocactus spp. 05/27/2022
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Melocactus spp. 05/27/2022

yea I agree pick out seeds not plants
by keith
Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Cleistocactus strausii keep dying
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Cleistocactus strausii keep dying

Maybe you should forget about growing them in pots and plant them in the ground outside, at least the roots would stay cooler."

yea good idea try that :D
by keith
Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Petition to list Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) as a threatened species in California
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Petition to list Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) as a threatened species in California

In the Southern San Joaquin valley pull up Almond trees ( already happening) install solar panels. The ground is already cleared leave the true desert alone.

try not to get Valley Fever . not fun.
by keith
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Hana's cacti
Replies: 1935
Views: 234267

Re: Hana's cacti

I use bottom rubble which are mixed 20 mm-scoria and 10 mm-pumice. These materials are reused and so it is mixed scoria and pumice. These materials are washed and dried before reusing. The photo is reusing bottom rubble under drying.' That's what I do too. I reuse them too and have a screen to catch...
by keith
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Hana's cacti
Replies: 1935
Views: 234267

Re: Hana's cacti

How do you keep the soil from falling out of the bottom of those pots ?
by keith
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identifying my Mammillarias
Replies: 43
Views: 5034

Re: Identifying my Mammillarias

I'd say this is rather M. rubrograndis" M. dehertiana holds seeds inside the plant body so if you get fruit popping out its not dehertiana

That's the plant n. 403, in bloom today." Also maybe M. perbella ?
by keith
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Every day new flowers in the greenhouse in Köln
Replies: 4565
Views: 463600

Re: Every day new flowers in the greenhouse in Köln

Thanks KW Lots of good work to keep such a large collection in great shape . Goats to knock cactus about :D . They use herds of goats here to eat brush and keep it clear near buildings for fire prevention. They even eat poison Oak . No idea if they eat Opuntia which we have great fields of in the co...
by keith
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lophophora Doctor
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Lophophora Doctor

60% pumice/40% granite gravel mix like Steve shows and add ~ 20 % compost to this if you don't want to go hydroponic. That's what I do and Fertilize less often because I'm a little more lazy with fertilizer. Sand is useful for seedlings and re rooting cuttings which you may have to do ? Not straight...
by keith
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Some cactus today
Replies: 51
Views: 10356

Re: Some cactus today

Summer flowers
by keith
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 24
Views: 831

Re: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?

Hardgrown cactus should have more roots than Fast grown cactus, bigger spines. probably live longer too.