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amphirion

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i dont even know how i got into these-- maybe it was the california drought that made me change direction. i also *accidentally* applied my "go big or go home" philosophy during the acquisition process. i think my photography got better too? i'll let you be the judge.


echinocereus pulchellus v aguirre
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copiapoa barquitensis
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echinofossulocactus tricuspidatus
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pelecyphora aselliformis f. cristata
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copiapoa tenuissima
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epithelantha bokei
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mammillaria longimamma
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sulcorebutia rauschii
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mammillaria senilis
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astrophytum 'onzuka'
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gymnocalycium mihanovichii friedrichii
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uebelmannia pectinifera
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ortegocactus macdonaldae
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gymnocalycium schickendantzii
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turbinicarpus valdezianus
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ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus albiflora
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rebutia kupperiana
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thanks for taking a look!
 
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DragonsEye

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Nice photos! Particularly like the sulcorebutia rauschii .... never seen that one before.

I won't decry you. I've always had an eclectic array of plants.
 

DragonsEye

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Nice set of Haws ya got there. Friend of mine has a few hundred of them, I think. (Never bothered counting them.). Even made some of his own crosses.


Excellent photos, if I had more space I'd definitely grow more cacti and succulents , are they grown indoors?

You can always try Haworthia, mate. Many are fairly slow growers and most can remain in a 2" pot for years.
 

amphirion

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Nice set of Haws ya got there. Friend of mine has a few hundred of them, I think. (Never bothered counting them.). Even made some of his own crosses.




You can always try Haworthia, mate. Many are fairly slow growers and most can remain in a 2" pot for years.

Your friend must have some deep pockets. I've always thought neps were pretty expensive until I saw the price tags of those maughanii hybrids.
 
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Beautiful. I've got a very small collection of some of those myself. Would you be willing to share what substrate mixture and lighting your using?


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amphirion

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Beautiful. I've got a very small collection of some of those myself. Would you be willing to share what substrate mixture and lighting your using?


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Thanks very much. For my cacti mix, I used equal parts of cactus potting mix, scoria, pumice, and turface--with crushed calcium carbonate, depending on the species.

The Haworthia are in the same mix sans the potting mix and calcium carbonate.

T5HOs are used for lighting.
 
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DragonsEye

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Your friend must have some deep pockets. I've always thought neps were pretty expensive until I saw the price tags of those maughanii hybrids.

Many neps are ridiculously expensive, IMHO.
The buddy of mine does have some haws that are worth more than a few shekels, but none of those over the top "rolls Royce" models to which you're referring. :)

Corky, besides being small plants by nature, Haworthia don't want a lot of intense light like so many cacti and succs do.... Another point in their favor. Most, in fact, are summer dormant.
 
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You have a lot of nice cacti there. I've never seen a crest of Pelecyphora. How big is the plant?

You have a lot of Mexican slow growers there. Ariocarpus, Turbinicarpus, Pelecyphora. I saw a 75 year old Ariocarpus at the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society show one year. The Philadelphia Cactus Club shows at the Phila Flower Show. Went last year. Some really amazing ancient plants very well grown. I almost bought a 75 year old Pelecyphora aselliformis up at the CT show, but the seller asked me a very serious question first. He asked if I was will to take the stewardship of such an old plant and if I was sure I could grow it. I thanked him and declined the purchase. I know I'm still a novice.

Uebelmannia grows pretty much all year in Brazil Minas Gerais. Likes acid soil and shaded light like growing under shade of grasses. Mine actually flowered one year. But I have been neglecting my cacti recently. Lost my cold greenhouse storage for them and my CP.
 

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You have a lot of nice cacti there. I've never seen a crest of Pelecyphora. How big is the plant?

You have a lot of Mexican slow growers there. Ariocarpus, Turbinicarpus, Pelecyphora. I saw a 75 year old Ariocarpus at the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society show one year. The Philadelphia Cactus Club shows at the Phila Flower Show. Went last year. Some really amazing ancient plants very well grown. I almost bought a 75 year old Pelecyphora aselliformis up at the CT show, but the seller asked me a very serious question first. He asked if I was will to take the stewardship of such an old plant and if I was sure I could grow it. I thanked him and declined the purchase. I know I'm still a novice.

Uebelmannia grows pretty much all year in Brazil Minas Gerais. Likes acid soil and shaded light like growing under shade of grasses. Mine actually flowered one year. But I have been neglecting my cacti recently. Lost my cold greenhouse storage for them and my CP.

yeah, they arent going anywhere for a while, the slow growers that is. Pelecyphora is grafted, which does speed up the growth, so id imagine this plant being somewhere between 5-7 years old. its hilarious now when i think about heliamphora and nepenthes being slow growers... Uebelmannia is one of my favorite acquisitions, ill be sure to add a bit more peat into its mix. thanks for the tip!
 
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Acidify your water for the Uebelmannia. I Have Nitric Acid at work and use it to acidify. I add a few drops to 5 gallons of tap water to bring it down to 5.5 or so.
 
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