My D. dielsiana and its pretty flower. Haven't had a chance to try Willy's pic taking method yet. Hope you can see it among all the cluttered background.
I noticed you are growing SAN PEDROS cactus? I have a bunch here in my house too!
lol that's cool. Those were the first cacti I tried growing from seed. I never really knew what they were though, so thanks for an ID! They're so slow. I think those guys are already 4 years old, but I wouldn't say they get ideal conditions or anything...
Those cacti are fast! I have some Ariocarpus that are 2 years old and smaller than a pea.
I find columnar types like pilosocereus, fast (well fast for cacti lol), so I've mostly tried those. I haven't tried ariocarpus yet, but hearing they're slow I may try some. I need to stick with smaller plants. Lol
You grew your cacti from seed? Are they hard to grow from seed? I used to have cacti a loooong time ago but I bought them (and then killed them).
Depends on the species and if you can switch gears from tropical rainforest growing to desert growing. Lol I tend to like watering so I have to really watch myself around the cacti. In general I don't find them very difficult to start from seed except for a few specific species. Baby cacti are like any other plant when seedlings and need humidity but excellent drainage when young, but using a mineral based soil, I don't have issues with fungus and algae like I might with other tropical plant seeds or cps since there's not much organic matter in the medium.
This is a planter I made recently with young cacti I grew from seed. Only the big one at the top and the one to its left are store bought.
None currently do, although some have a very high percentage of it. I normally have the bottom half of the pot with a mix of cacti soil that normally has some peat, which I mix in with more grit, perlite and large size sand, then the top layer is pure mineral based mix of grit and gravel.
One of my larger N. dubia X seedlings, after being repotted in sphagnum. Seems to be doing ok, and have way too many seedlings of them! What's the best way to keep a large number of nep seedlings till they get larger, a bin filled with sphag moss and just put them all together? I was trying to avoid tangled roots in fear of damaging them later on...
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5