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What did you do to your cacti/botanical garden today (pictures welcome)


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#1661 Alpoehi

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for advice, Skywatcher. I made the mistake placing them most of the time indoors at a south window with bright sunlight in an enclosed container very humid and warm. I think I've overdone that a bit with all of my seedlings.

I learned that they are not tomato plants and hungry for light - they are shadow loving plants. So after 3 months I kept all of them in the shadow zone on the outside the whole day. 

I potted in a mix of clay, lava, purmice granulate with a little bit of peat. The peat is for the roots, they would not find a hold on the fine mineral granulate itself without a bit of soil. 

I'm concerned that the plants will not recover from the sunburn after all of the small mistakes I have made, we shall see.

 

Also the sun has changed somewhat. Even my year-old mammilaria get sunburned when exposed to mid-day sun at places on the west side of the house where the plants would normally enjoy the long afternoon and evening sun, nowadays it's simply too much for them. So far I had no losses because I am always on watch what the best places would be. My Lophophora diffusa required a place where it has 2 hours of the late afternoon sun, not more. Other lophs I had to place on the east side indoors also only 2 hours sunlight but not at noon.

 

I think I will do the same with the trichos when I don't see any progress outdoors, I will simply chose the places I found for my lophs. The younger plants are quite sensible to light I didn't take that into consideration from the beginning.



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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:12 PM

I never give any seedlings direct sun light. I put them in a northern facing window.

As for the graft, alot of my grafts with seedlings go that brown color befor starting to really grow.
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#1663 Alpoehi

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:20 PM

I never give any seedlings direct sun light. I put them in a northern facing window.

As for the graft, alot of my grafts with seedlings go that brown color befor starting to really grow.

I'd better reposition my containers before it's too late with my new grows.

Hope my graft will start growing soon. 

The leaves of the pereskiopsis indicate its doing well.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:30 PM

I would cut that side shoot off.
Most if not all the pereskiopsis energy will go to the off shoot.
Maybe leave a few leafs tho.
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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:40 PM

I would cut that side shoot off.
Most if not all the pereskiopsis energy will go to the off shoot.
Maybe leave a few leafs tho.

Damn, I know that.

It appears to me I like the peres more than the graft on it. lol

I have to sleep a night over it.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 04:24 PM

Loll, i would sweat the peres, they grow worse than weeds.
Take a few cutting and put them out doors, mine grow over 3 foot tall with many branches
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Posted 15 April 2020 - 04:52 PM

Three different colors:)20200415_161929.jpg 20200415_161939.jpg
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Posted 15 April 2020 - 05:29 PM

Flowers are going off all over the place.  I had four pop today, too.

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 06:48 PM

The pic with 2 in full bloom is beautiful:)

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 06:55 PM

First time I really need some help, googled for it and it's very hard to get any information on this.
I tried with growing up seedlings, the ones shown here are from January.
They seem to be very sensitive to direct sunlight. I know that, and I expose them only to direct sunlight during germination period.
I know that lophs and trichos need light for germination, therefore I expose to direct sunlight for 4 to 5 hours a day. Since they don't germinate all at once I wait for the other ones to germinate keeping up exposing all to sunlight.
I put burlap on top of the vessel for most of the time.
Soon I recognized the seedlings are getting brown-red colored. Means too much light, understood. So I took all of them away in the shadow. Apparently this is still too much light for them, for nothing does change over the weeks.
This is my first grow from seedlings. They are all brownish-colored now. But they are not soft to the touch or even going liquid and fading away. I add a picture of one seedling with roots. They are healthy, well fed, well rooted.
They just can't cope with sunlight.
Is there any chance for them to recover and get green again? Has anyone had the same experience? What to do? In the internet the only advice I found was spraying with amino-solution.
I also add a pic of my loph graft from January. Same phenomenon.
Do you have any advice about how I shall continue with them?

They'll be ok, they might be a little slowed down but they will recover. Also, you can germinate without direct sunlight. If you want to keep them green as seedlings then dont let them get too much light. But yours will outgrow it. Might take 6 months. Keep them wet and humid and they will be fine.
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Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for advice to all of you!

My Pelecyphora asseliformis blossom is so beautyful, it already got 3 more buds.

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 06:44 AM

Learning by doing. In other words: I did every mistake possible. :biggrin:

Had to re-graft my pan/bridgesii cutting. I grafted it like the one to the right and it did not take.

The other one thrives, the myrtillocactus I used paid off.

And the good news ... my lophophora diffusa is rooting!

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 06:58 AM

Best way to learn is hands on!!
They look great and congratulations on the roots!!
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Posted 20 April 2020 - 07:06 AM

Not much to show on my grafts unless you look close

My bridgesii x terscheckii has recovered it seems
to already be growing.

Left is 4-19, right is 4-11inCollage_20200420_080048681.jpg
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Posted 21 April 2020 - 03:39 PM

The San Pedro that had a new pup is really progressing now.

 

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And my other San Pedro looks like it's finally got a pup started of its own.

 

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 09:36 PM

Seed grown bridgesii grafted to opuntia
Cut the top off to reroot, throwing a pup out:)
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Grafted to selenicereus grandiflorus
About to open 2 flowers at once:))
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#1677 Boebs

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 09:36 PM

Dang ol double posting....

 

(edit: I fixed that for ya  :)


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Posted 25 April 2020 - 06:26 PM

It looks like I might get my first TRIPLE FLOWER.  This scion had just flowered, then it started producing three buds.  There is still a little bit of pollen on it, from the last round of flowering.  I'm hoping I'll have something else flowering when this one pops, so I can continue to do some from cross breeds.  

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 06:44 PM

Beautiful!! I hope all three open up together!!
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Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:11 PM

I got my Triple Flower!  

 

Decided to take some glamour shots.

 

 

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