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#41 will9

 
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 14:48 PM

Frithia pulchra:it s like most succulents,it s not a roomplant,it must have a winterrest,in winter just above freezing point ,max 10° and no water,it s a very slow growing plant.

Watering like cactus?Wat it s mains for you ?Cactus is also not a roomplant,very difficult to grow the whole year on roomtemps,plants are grow in winter and got higher and smaller whit time ,never flower and got weaker till she died,cactus and succulents are very hard plants,so you can grow this in a room for several years.

I allways give the advice for this plants ,watering from mars till end october and if you can place outside in full sun( a south window is also OK)

No water(not a drup !) and cool temps between october and mars(light is not important in this time ,plants not grow anymore ,she are sleeping),this is the way you must grow these plants if you want strong ,nice and healty flowering plants,i hope this will help a bit,
cheers Will

A few pics first is Frithia,there are 2 different forms ,this are booth forms(7cm pot) ,second pic is a cono(5 cm ) very small heads,this are abouth 10 years old plants
I hope i may post this on your topic Maxxima?growers can see wat Frithia is .

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 19:32 PM

Hi Will, thank you for the info, very interesting, I'll have to have a rethink about my conditions I think.

...and Maxxima I apologise for hijacking your topic.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 17:54 PM

Hey guys!

Of course, please feel welcome to post anything. Those are great plants and some valuable info. I love your plants Will, you have definitely increased my interest in conophytum and lithops. I can't wait to get more species this winter.

Ps. Feel free to post pics of your collection if you feel like it, I would love to see them.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:00 AM

Hi Anıl!

Hui, Edithcolea grandis!! That would be a dream for me, too! I´d need to create a complete different set-up only for this plant! A dry and warm frame. I guess you know the stories of sudden rotting of E. grandis during cooler and more humid conditions. It seems to be a big challenge. All the best to you when you start with it. :tu:

:ohmy: Only FIVE plants of D. lusitanicum left? What has become of the other 500? ;-)

Ceropegia ballyana and C. denticulata are still flowering though the light conditions at my living room window are bad! And yes, the C. carnosa is also flowering like mad - it uses to do so! ;-) However since it is cooler I´m struggling with C. haygarthii. :( Giving a little water is bad, no watering is bad either! :dry:
I don´t have new succulents. I just go on trying to raise Lithops from seed.
Before I can grow more Ascleps I have to install additional lights - in front of my kitchen window and in front of my living room window...which I can´t afford at the moment.

Güle güle

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Hi dear Andreas!

Yes I have had a bad experiene with Edithcolea Grandis. It grew perfectly during the summer, got really big and vigorous but rotted immediately during fall. The rot came so quickly that I couldn't even notice it until it was too late.
I got cuttings and managed to get them all to root on top of the radiator. Sadly none of them survived after I potted them individually, I failed again.
I think I get it now though, Edithcolea really loves the heat. It should be able to survive the winter indoors near the radiator so that's what I'm gonna do when I get it again...
Growing lithops from seed sounds very fun. You and Will have peaked my interest in this family, I will get a few new species soon. Best of luck with your seedlings!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

Best surprise ever :)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 15:38 PM

Congratulations, Anıl! :Laie_98:

All the best to your next trial with Edithcolea grandis! I´ll see if there´ll ever be a chance for me to grow this fantastic plant! Maybe in ten years.... :laugh:

Growing lithops from seed sounds very fun


For Will perhaps, for me not! There´s still something going wrong for me...but my conditions aren´t just good enough, that´s the problem!


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

Anıl, Anıl, Anıl!!!!!!

Have you ever sown Ceropegia seeds? :wacko: A seed capsule of my C. denticulata opened yesterday!!!!!! They need to be sown when they are fresh, right? And surely they need it comfortably warm to sprout! Can they take high humidity? Would need to place the pot inside the lowland tank....

Any advices?

My Ascleps are all suffering under the dull days this season! It´s time spring approaches.... ;o)

And how are your "green babies"?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 16:07 PM

Argh, I've never sown or grown ceropegia seeds Andreas, sorry :( Come to think of it, I've never sown any succulent / cacti seeds, not even the seeds i've collected from my own plants.

My ascleps are doing fine, we're finally having some sunny days after the snow storm. No addition to my asclep collection but I have a San Pedro cactus now :)

Oh and I finally have a "true" lithops :P I will take its photo soon.

Oh! My cymbidium has just bloomed for the first time, the flowers haven't opened yet though. Pics coming soon.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 17:18 PM

Selam Anıl,

you have NOT sown any Ascleps seeds so far?! :blink: That´s hard to believe! lol Okay, thankfully Maik has given me a little advice. We suppose it will be a hybrid of C. denticulata and C. haygarthii as both flowered at the same time on my balcony. And most likely a wasp or fly pollinated both plants. There are also seed capsules on the C. haygarthii. Honestly I have no idea where to put another pot with seeds as I have already run out of space! All the balcony dwellers (Lithops and Co. and some sundews) are in my sleeping room now as outside it is freezing. Let alone Ceropegia seeds have to be kept nicely warm and bright! *argh!* But somehow I need to try.... :wink:

San Pedro cactus? Echinopsis pachanoi? :sick: Uh, such an ugly plant... duck and run.... ;o) I thought you wanted to purchase Edithcolea grandis? :on_the_quiet:

Cymbidium needs temperatures below 17°C to flower, doesn´t it? Decades ago I had a C. Angelica 'Advent' with marvellous flowers. I refused to heat my room to keep the flowers. Until I got sick! Then I turned on the heating and the flower buds fell from the inflorescence... :cray:

Yes, yes, please post pics! *thumb up*

Seeya

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:52 AM

Edithcolea Grandis, we meet again !

After failing three times, I think I now understand this plant (I'd like to think so...). So here is my fourth try in two different pots, mixes and locations.
Will I ever see it flower ?


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:04 PM

Good luck with the Edithcolea Maxxima, I hope we can see some flowers in the not too distant future. :)
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

Not really a summer bloom but my Aeonium finally flowered this year !

 

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Here it is dormant once again now that summer has arrived:

 

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And this one is a spring bloom though I don't know the species - perhaps mammillaria ?:

 

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By the way my Orbea Variegata is making seeds again so if you want some let me know. No signs of seeds from Hirsuta or Stapelia yet. I think I will give away my orbea this year so this is probably the last time.


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