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by 7george
Fri Oct 07, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Not A Saguaro?
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Not A Saguaro?

Away from its native habitat a cactus may look quite different. How many hours of sunshine it gets dayly?
by 7george
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years

That plant was given away long time ago and that was last time I sow it. Offsetting is not typical but rather occasional (from too much water in the spring or rich soil). Date was: Thu, 04 June 2009. I even found another photo: Parodia_mammulosa-007.JPG Offsets were three on that plant, one was hidd...
by 7george
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: propagating Rebutia heliosa
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: propagating Rebutia heliosa

This species is rot prone. I lost the main stem of my plant but rooted 2 offsets of it. Now I keep those in a small pot with mineral soil and wait more between waterings. Plus maximum sunshine. Thanks for tip. All of the cuttings have sent out roots. =D> I maybe watered them once in August and kept...
by 7george
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years

Is that an offset in your first picture from 2009, #52?
Yes, that plant had 2 offsets with buds at the time this photo was taken.
by 7george
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)
Replies: 211
Views: 30104

Re: Mrs.Green windowsills-growing cacti against the odds (links on page 9)

7george; Nice little plant you have there . About the centrals; I wonder if all three of them grow visible centrals? ( if we are assuming there are three different gracilis)
Not sure about those but you can try forming some of those at least on top of the stems.
by 7george
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years

Sure, Jerry. Backup of plants is a must. From some species that I lost mother plants for any reason now I have more offspring then ever. Parodia mammulosa likes bigger pots, warmth and regular water. Parodia_mammulosa_52.jpg :D I think this cactus do some seeds by self-pollinating as well. Parodia-m...
by 7george
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Do Saguaro seedlings go dormant in winter?
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Do Saguaro seedlings go dormant in winter?

If you can provide optimal growing conditions (heat, light, moisture) indoors do it, seedlings will continue progressing. All seedlings would skip 1st year dormancy if conditions are favourable and allow them to reach bigger size. Not sure where are you live to give you a meaningful advice but even ...
by 7george
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Days of my cacti lives - in pictures
Replies: 213
Views: 82022

Re: Days of my cacti lives - in pictures

The above Opuntia produced 2 pads from those buds in the past weeks utilising summery weather. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52381755374_8f7c018091_b.jpg Almost time to bring gentles indoors but I will hold for another week maybe: the forecast is dry & sunny without frost. Myrtillocactus_6...
by 7george
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Parodia mammulosa ssp. submammulosa over the years

Fantastic story, Jerry! "Grandchildren of the spiny beast" would fit good for a title maybe... Parodia mammulosa is a rewarding plant. I also have numerous offspring from the previous collection plans. That's why I also keep my photos from many years ago. So maybe in winter, when colds loc...
by 7george
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Gymnocalycium quehlianum?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Gymnocalycium quehlianum?

Can be a G. baldianum as well.
by 7george
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visual guide to Mammilarias?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Visual guide to Mammilarias?

More then 250 taxons ... there is no easy way to differ those. Some are very similar and full of variants. Also now Cochemiea is another group so Mamms got less in number?

Just don't focus on the names but enjoy the beauty...
by 7george
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: propagating Rebutia heliosa
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: propagating Rebutia heliosa

This species is rot prone. I lost the main stem of my plant but rooted 2 offsets of it. Now I keep those in a small pot with mineral soil and wait more between waterings. Plus maximum sunshine.
by 7george
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to help this survive? id help appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: How to help this survive? id help appreciated

This can be some Pilosocereus but grown at lower light.
by 7george
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 29
Views: 1304

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

I know I can leave all my cacti & succulents unattended when going somewhere for a couple of weeks. Not the same story with other plants, crops and pets. The reason I have no pets at home. Spiders also are self sustained.
by 7george
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: AM/PM watering
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: AM/PM watering

In cooler days do this in the mornings, in warm summer days --> late afternoon or night time. This is what I read somewhere.

I also water indoor plants when it's raining outside to match their mood, hopes and senses. But not in the autumn when most have to get dry for wintering.