|06-20-2015 12:23 AM|
Going to update this thread. Spring has been here for a while, how is everyone doing? What new plants have you got? Im dying to get tri coloured semps but my going to US has now become tuff.
Ive also moved from an apartment to a house
Got a HUGE aloe for free:
Cut it up into these:
|03-25-2015 09:16 PM|
Wow Jerry, looking at your pics thats serious stuff! I love the rock scape theme you have going there. The cactus is Mammillaria Garcilis Fragilis. I have the exact same one which I bought from Walmart and it had that name. I will upload more pics as well, want to show off my cacti as well
EDIT: Here they are:
Escobaria sneedii ssp. leii
|03-25-2015 02:33 AM|
I looked at my cacti in the unheated garage today and they look alright. I'll get the current photo's soon.
There are others, but I don't remember them now.
|03-25-2015 02:17 AM|
Here's some photo's of some of my warmth loving cacti and succulents from work taken Feb 12, 2015.
Frailea with rust-not good:
Mammillaria ? I don't know the species yet. There are a few that are similar.
Euphorbia decaryi from Madagascar
Euphorbia cylindrifolia from Madagascar
Euphorbia from Madagascar
Same plant as above from the side
Trichodiadema bulbosum roots close up, you can see mouse damage from last spring at work. I hope we don't get any more mice. They did a lot of damage.
More Euphorbia from Madagascar
Mammillaria sp. unknown to me so far. Flowers all winter long. Really starting to bloom more now.
Overall view of the window the plants are in at work
|03-23-2015 11:19 PM|
Sorry for the late reply. What cacti are they?
Im moving from my apartment of 16 years to a house, Ive never lived in a house before, so this will be new. I am worried though because there wont be the luxury of having huge windows in every room, since atm I have ALOT of plants getting direct sunlight and all my cac and succulents under led and t5 lights (no hydro or monthly fee). So Im selling my tropical plants now since I just wont have space or the light. The plus side is that now I have a back yard where I can put my plants outside during summer to get the most amount of sun. I guess for winter I can leave my semps outside and before a snow storm, put a plastic container on top.
For now, heres my beautiful aloe. The pup has grown alot during the winter.
|02-10-2015 04:04 AM|
I have some winter hardy cacti in the unheated garage, those that can't take the wet.
I have some cacti in the window at work that don't like below 50F. One Mammillaria blooms from time to time. Will have to take a photo to post up. Don't really think of photo's.
My Euphorbia's from Madagascar are growing fine. They get watered but not ferts in winter.
The Notocactus get water every 3 weeks or so. The Frailea get water every two weeks.
I have an Amazon Sword I grew emersed outside last summer indoors in the west window in a pot in a container of water. It has a flower spike full of plantlets, but no roots. Don't need more of them, but the gardener in me wants to propagate them anyway. Any ideas on how to get them to root?
Lobelia cardinalis converted to emersed trails out over the water container.
|02-08-2015 11:34 PM|
I see your semps are under snow, how are your indoor plants doing? I guess I will get a pics of my plants up soon. My aloes are growing and giving out pups.
|02-08-2015 12:45 AM|
No new pictures Samee. Mine are currently under a foot of snow solidly frozen.
Off topic for this thread, but not the forum: I was at The Super Pet Expo today with North Jersey Aquarium Society, Jersey Shore Aquarium Society, and my club New Jersey Aquatic Gardeners Club. http://www.superpetexpo.com/edison.html 99.5% of the displays were dogs and cats. Didn't even walk through the entire place. Our three clubs, one fish store, and Aqua-Pharm.com selling fish food and medicines. The organizer of the show wants to grow the fish-plant presence. I spent most of today talking up our hobby. Sold donated plants. I brought over some emersed grown Crypts for sale. Sold two C. wendtii to a woman that wanted to grow them in a hermit crab enclosure. Her description of her set up made me think my plants would be perfect for her setup. 80F and 80% RH. She gets some full sun in part of the tank. Told her not to plant the Crypts there. She uses worm castings and I told her to enrich the area where she was going to plant her Crypts.
Gave out lots of our club cards. The place was very crowded. Huge exposure. Hopefully we get some members from it. Met a Discus breeder that bought some plants to grow in pots in his tank where he obtains his pairs. Not the breeding tanks. Has a huge 180 gallon tank in his office in the construction company he owns that is empty now. He might join and host an NJAGC meeting so we can set him up planted. We'll see.
|02-08-2015 12:26 AM|
Good stuff everyone!
Oww I like those air plants. I had 2 but gave up on them. Didnt have the time to tend to all the plants.
Jerry, any new pics from you? Hows everything with you?
|02-01-2015 08:15 PM|
|Ulmina||I love Hen and Chicks! Used to see them a lot in Massachusetts and more recently in Wisconsin. A carpet of them is so stunning, IMO. Nice selection you got. I think you'll do well. I love plants too and am heading off to Google to search pics of Lobelia Deckenii.|
|12-12-2014 11:01 PM|
|12-12-2014 10:45 PM|
Abromeitiella- Argentina, Bolivia
Aeonium- Canary Islands, Morocco
The following are from South Africa and this is a good site for cultural info on SA plants. Take care, as the info is for SA climate and outdoor growth. Remember the seasons are opposite for us. http://www.plantzafrica.com/index.html
Some of these are huge genera and you will have to search for availability, suitability, and how it looks.
Hope this helps.
|12-12-2014 08:31 PM|
I used a floor lamp with a 6700k bulb, but that was over 20" away and definitely too little light. The desklight thing would have probably worked. Here's some pics of what I had.
|12-12-2014 08:02 PM|
I found a little more on the plants and seems they really need their cold/dormant period... I may end up not getting them because of this. I want a year round indoor setup, but can't jack house temp low enough for proper winter dormancy without risking pipes bursting and fish getting very grumpy (tank heaters aren't high enough wattage to deal with air temp at 50-60F and keep tanks 76-80F), and moving them outside or into the garage with a light for 1/3-1/4 the year would defeat the purpose of the setup. I may instead try air plants (Tillandsia), or some other easy 'small' (stay 1' or under) house plants.
|12-12-2014 07:54 PM|
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