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by Liz
Mon May 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Cacti Forum
Topic: Step-by-step propagation of Trichocereus Pachanoi by cuttings.
Replies: 1
Views: 37366

Re: Step-by-step propagation of Trichocereus Pachanoi by cuttings.

After its been left to dry and calis over, your cuttings are ready to plant. Only plant shallow, around 1-2inches. Water but do not water regularly like other plants. Cactus will still grow in soil if dry but eventually need water. Too much water could potentially cause the cactus to rot. Use a pott...
by Liz
Mon May 28, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Cacti Forum
Topic: Step-by-step propagation of Trichocereus Pachanoi by cuttings.
Replies: 1
Views: 37366

Step-by-step propagation of Trichocereus Pachanoi by cuttings.

OK guys, here it is for those of you that have been waiting. Seeing though I'v already cut mine and have no more left to do a video I will run through it all in these pictures for example. Click on pictures from start to finish. This covers all steps of the propagation process. 11.jpg Step 1. With y...
by Liz
Mon May 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Cacti Forum
Topic: My sucullent garden
Replies: 0
Views: 40495

My sucullent garden

When conditions are right, the following photo show what is the potential of succulents grown in a similar environment. Photos from my garden, USDA Zone 9B, warm summer and cold winter. Watering deeply is done through a hose, no more than 10 times a year; limp leaves of leafy succulents is a signal ...
by Liz
Thu May 03, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: My golden barrel is turning pale green what does it need?
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: My golden barrel is turning pale green what does it need?

Usually insufficient lighting for cacti that is turning that type of color, if you do decide to check the roots and they seem healthy I would acclimate to more and longer light, also a low nitrogen fertilizer can really help with dull coloring in succulents if you’ve never fertilized before. Golden ...
by Liz
Tue May 01, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: General Cacti Forum
Topic: is it good idea to use crates for raised beds
Replies: 2
Views: 35412

is it good idea to use crates for raised beds

I had a question and was hoping someone in this group could help. My friend wants to use these crates for raised beds and he was planning on putting a white fabric so the soil doesn't fall out. I was wondering if the color of the fabric would somehow allow light to go thru and affect the roots? Or i...
by Liz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Cacti Forum
Topic: Gabion baskets to raise a garden bed for succulents
Replies: 3
Views: 41024

Re: Gabion baskets to raise a garden bed for succulents

I didn’t know what a gabion basket is so I looked it up. What a great idea. It seems like a lot of work, but it would solve your drainage problem. I find that water dries out of a raised bed much faster than in the ground.
by Liz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Cacti Forum
Topic: Air Pots for cacti
Replies: 4
Views: 39587

Re: Air Pots for cacti

I don't really venture out of clay pots. I copied the info for anyone to follow the link. These wrap around Air Pots are extremely easy and versatile. Every detail has been enhanced to guarantee healthy root development and maximise aeration. Additional oxygen in the growing medium leads to healthy ...
by Liz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: Euphorbia repotting next size
Replies: 1
Views: 1270

Re: Euphorbia repotting next size

It depends on the type of plant. Oftentimes if you know a plant will grow pretty big, like a tree ( and you don't want to have to repot all the time), then a big pot is fine. Some plants like orchids won't bloom if in too large a pot. As for your plant it should be fine in that beautiful bigger pot.
by Liz
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: How do you treat mealy bugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: How do you treat mealy bugs?

I’ve had success by pulling the plant and blasting it under running water, then treating it with a solution of rubbing alcohol and water with a touch of dish soap. I used a q-tip and really got all the crevices. Then rinse and keep them separate for a while to make sure you got them all. It worked, ...
by Liz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: How to remove glue from cacti from Home Depot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

How to remove glue from cacti from Home Depot?

I bought these two cacti at Home Depot. Looks like they glued these blooms on. What’s the best way to remove them? Any helpful advice is appreciated.
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