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by mmcavall
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Help please

N.magnificus is indeed a possibility
by mmcavall
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Help please

I would guess Echinopsis or Trichocereus (if the spines are hard) for the first one.
by mmcavall
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Cactus identify plz
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Cactus identify plz

thats really weird
if it is a ferocactus it is completely modified by lack of light..I would never "see" a Ferocactus there!
by mmcavall
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What Blue Cactus am I?
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: What Blue Cactus am I?

Indeed.
It is amazing to see how many ribs it has to add to reach full size. Smaller species have a higher number of ribs since they are young. The bigger the species, the number of ribs will be smaller when young (right? thats something my little platyacanthus made me think, not sure it is correct).
by mmcavall
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What Blue Cactus am I?
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: What Blue Cactus am I?

Agreed. Quite Blue this one!
by mmcavall
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identifying my Mammillarias
Replies: 43
Views: 5058

Re: Identifying my Mammillarias

Thanks Lucy and Keith. I'll search for these names and read their description to see if it matches.
I'll stop this thread with multiple plants...it does not work fine because is dificult to refer to a given plant. I'll separate those that are yet to be identified in different threads. Sorry for that!
by mmcavall
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identifying my Mammillarias
Replies: 43
Views: 5058

Re: Identifying my Mammillarias

Anyone? They are big flowered Mammillarias...it should be easy thanks! I'd say this is rather M. rubrograndis. Mammillaria deherdtiana has numerous (33 - 36) fine, curved towards the body radial spines, centrals are not always present. All in the plant says M. zeilmanniana. Except (as far as I noti...
by mmcavall
Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identifying my Mammillarias
Replies: 43
Views: 5058

Re: Identifying my Mammillarias

Anyone?
They are big flowered Mammillarias...it should be easy
thanks!
by mmcavall
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 26
Views: 911

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

I water my Mammillarias heyderii (for example) pretty well during the growing season (once or twice a week)... nevertheless they are always flat and compact.... Substrate with high organic matter and shaded spots probably do the opposite to the plant...not necessarily watering regime. I agree on the...
by mmcavall
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 26
Views: 911

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

Hardgrown to me are plants that can handle full sun, no water for months, and very little nutrients added since most can get it from air or rocks/soil. I consider my cacti hardgrown even though I water then every week. They are in 80-100% mineral mix and very little to no additional fertilizer. I d...
by mmcavall
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hardgrown or not- how do you prefer your cacti/succulents?
Replies: 26
Views: 911

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

Hi Mr. Green, I prefer hard grown plants and I try to hard grow my plants. But this doesnt mean that they will be in the "survive mode" all year round. In the growing season I give them lots of water and nutrients. In the "winter" (not really cold here) I let them mostly dry and ...
by mmcavall
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identifying my Mammillarias
Replies: 43
Views: 5058

Re: Identifying my Mammillarias

A closet look into the spines of the putative deherdtiana/rubrograndis of the previous post:
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by mmcavall
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identifying my Mammillarias
Replies: 43
Views: 5058

Re: Identifying my Mammillarias

Pictures of two big flowered Mammillarias. The first one has been posted here already and it was suggested to be M. deherdtiana. The flowers match but spination definitely not, so I am not satisfied. Someone (out of the forum) suggested me M. melanocentra var. rubrograndis. Reading the Pillbeans' gu...
by mmcavall
Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My greenhouse and plants
Replies: 160
Views: 54112

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Hi Jerry Please tell if you obtained aprox. the same numbers (I rounded them when wrote the post). I made myself the calculation based in a previous formula I used to use (very similar in final ppm). May collection is relativamente small. So I usualy prepare 50 liters with proportional amount of eac...
by mmcavall
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My greenhouse and plants
Replies: 160
Views: 54112

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Good evening mmcavall, very interesting this lineup! Are you sure about the quantities? The approx. 700 ppm correspond to approx. 7ml per 10 liters of water - isn't that very little? How long have you been using this type of fertilization? Thank you very much and best regards K.W. Hi KW thanks for ...