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i always notice the medium in the pots of your cacti, but looks as though you "top dress" w/ stones. Do you make your potting medium and if yes, what ingredients do you use? and in what quantities? Thank you for all your pics.. love cacti.
Here's my solitary Echinopsis flower that opened last night and is closing now as the morning comes along.
Good luck with your surgery recovery, Debra, and with your cacti sowing. Most types are super easy. Keep us posted!
In the meantime, here's a fun little Astrophytum asterias cactus in bloom today. The flowers are only open during the daylight on sunny days, so I'm glad I was home today to catch it. I hope you'll take a quick look and enjoy. Take care and happy gardening!
Sounds great, Debra.
Thank you Nancy. I made a mix of half potting soil and half perlite. Sprinkled the seeds on top and then put a thin layer of just perlite over the top and misted it. I have them in a covered dome for humidity. Hopefully I'll see my very first little baby cacti soon. :)
I'd plant those babies right away. They are ready to grow. Be sure not to cover them too deeply.
So, I've decided to try my hand at growing some cacti from seeds. I got some seeds off my Notocactus Roseoluteus, but when I opened the flower pod, I could see that some of the seeds were already sprouting inside it. Is that normal? Do I need to dry the seeds before I plant them, or since they are already sprouting can I just plant them right now?
When yardsaling for planters, think outside the box. Old cowboy boots make cute planters, as well as old high heeled shoes. Just look for anything you can put something in as long as it either has good drainage or you can drill holes in them yourself for drainage.
Hi everyone. Sorry I've been absent. I've been recovering from surgery.
Marlene, the best way to get planters for your cacti and succulents for cheap is to go to yardsales.
Thanks for commenting, Marlene, I really appreciate it. For that flapjack plant, I wouldn't repot just a leaf, I'd wait until the main stalk makes little plantlets each with multiple leaves on it. THOSE are what I'd snap off, air dry for a few days and then pot up. Oh, and rain and cacti depends on the temperatures, the cacti and how they're being grown, so it totally depends. Some will need serious protection from rain, so it really just depends. They can definitely get too much rain from wet/humid climates and can rot, in winter especially but any time is a risk.
Here's a GREAT little website entry on how to do it. It has nice pics showing the little rosettes of new plants forming along the bloom stalk.
click here for easy propagation of flapjacks Kalanchoe
Take care and happy gardening everyone!
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