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About euphoraecopia

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  1. euphoraecopia

    What's happening to this loph?

    Good advice for everyone. that's why I'm asking as many questions as I am so I can improve their living conditions in as few chess moves as possible. I don't worry about them too much, they've taught me how hardy they are. But I do enjoy looking at them every day. The photo might not show it, but there's a rib of pink just down the middle of each petal. Now that the flower is closed, it's much more obvious how much pink there is in them. Sorry, no picture.
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    What's happening to this loph?

    Alright I've moved them to a spot that is stronger filtered light til noon, then full sun for a few hours, then tree shaded as the sun sets. I'm thinking to leave them there for a week before moving them into full sun throughout the middle of the day. I didn't realize, aside from morning sun, how much shade they were actually living in. How long should I watch them to tell if the adjustment is enough? I check them every day, mostly because of my first ever flower (yay!). Maybe it's my imagination, but the growing edge does seem to be retreating a bit on all of them, if that makes sense. As for the flower, I saved some pollen on a Q tip when it opened. The other flower looks a week out; does it matter if I cross flowers on the same plant or should I wait for the Harrisia graft to flower? That one looks 2 weeks out. Pardon the pic, still overcast.
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    What's happening to this loph?

    Ok so light is the issue. Granted, today is the one of a dozen overcast days during the summer, but this spot is indirect sun from about noon on. Maybe I'll move them to the other side of the porch where they get sun from noon til sundown?
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    What's happening to this loph?

    What's going on with this guy? What am I doing wrong? Here are a few shots of my current group of friends. Some on own roots, some grafted Here are my Trich grafted monsters. I pulled a couple of pups off the one on the left, looking to root them once calloused. I think I might have two flowers on the way! I'm planning on repotting most of these guys because it's been a couple of years for some of them, and I've learned quite a bit more since potting them originally. As you see a bunch of my guys are standing up and out quite a bit. When I repot them should I bury them a bit more? Or is there a problem one could diagnose from such growth behavior? My plan is to use better sifted soil, some crushed local sandstone—pieces and grit for drainage—plus some DE. Some percentage of the old potting mix will be recycled into the mix as well, for probiotics and whatnot. Almost all of them get watered once a month in the hot dry months (38-45°C, 2-15% humidity) and not at all once the temp drops below 10°, except the one grafted on the Harrisia, I know those aren't as drought or heat tolerant. It almost looks like he might throw out a flower as well, I'll be watching closely the next week or so. I tend to think I'm mild on the nutrients, using fish based stuff every other month or so. I appreciate the help and wisdom of this forum immensely.
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    Spilanthes Acmella oleracea Tooth ache plant

    I've made my own simple lip balm before using different herbals. I wonder what a lip balm with this stuff would be like. From what I've read you can also make a tea out of it, so I'm leaning towards this stuff is water soluble. Experimenting...
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    Spilanthes Acmella oleracea Tooth ache plant

    sorry to resurrect an old thread, but a seller on eBay sent me one of these plants instead of Silene Capensis. took me a while to figure out what it is exactly. now I too enjoy giving leaves to friends from time to time. you guys eat the flowers too? any preparation/recipes to share?
  7. euphoraecopia

    Am I about to lose my stock?

    thanks again for the help, I regrafted onto different stock and it's coasting along quite nice. As for my rooted friends: what does it mean when the plant is growing out of the soil? It's like it's pushing itself out of the ground from the bottom, but appears to be otherwise healthy.
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    Am I about to lose my stock?

    Alright I lopped it off, left an areole or two just in case, and stuck on some 8 rib Pachanoi recently rooted in a pot. Let's hope it takes.
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    Am I about to lose my stock?

    how much time do I have? ASAP?
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    Am I about to lose my stock?

    I've had this LW for several years now, and several months back moved it from a Peres stock to this Harrisia stock. However in the past few days the yellowing has been growing, indicating possible root rot? It isn't soft, it's dry and hard actually. The scion feels firm. I suspect it was a combination of water and outdoor temperature, a mistake on my part. Should I degraft it to save the scion? I could either root it on it's own, or I have some Pachanoi to regraft to, with some more Harrisia on the way as well.
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    Grafting or Rooting: a question or two

    Thanks I will do. It gets a bit of direct sun then mostly filtered through pine needles for the afternoon, in the same spot as my other trichs. Hopefully this is better than where it was located before. It is getting cooler at night, perhaps growth will slow down a bit.
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    Grafting or Rooting: a question or two

    Well my graft for the previous post took, but now it is showing some strange color changes. what does this mean?
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    First steps into A. Phlebophylla

    I think I might pull my seeds out again and give this a try. thanks for the inspiration!
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    Grafting or Rooting: a question or two

    I've decided to leave the Loph in the OP on the Peres for now. If it starts to grow down around the peres stalk much more I will degraft and either root it or put it on a nice Blue Myrtle I have rocking, or a Harrisia jusbertii I just found. I took the plunge on one of my other Lophs, removed him from the peres and put him on the midget Trich above in the OP. It threw up serious growth since then so I thought it a fine candidate. I did this 3 days ago and already there's the slight bright green color of new growth. I hope that means I did well! I left several areoles worth on the peres graft so hopefully we'll see a pup or two. How should one winter Lophs on peres? My intuition tells me to treat it like a semi tropical cactus and bring it inside to protect from frost. It doesn't frost often and I know any well established Trichs are probably fine, but I was considering building a mini green house for my little Loph on Peres community out of PVC and plastic sheeting, something small around 50cm cubed. The days are getting shorter now. We're still reaching +/- 35°C during the day but are dipping down past the 20's °C at night so I might not be watering my cactus too much longer. We don't have much of a fall period, it will soon be bone dry cold winter. I should probably also figure out what I'm going to do soon.
  15. euphoraecopia

    Grafting Book

    I can't find an active link for this book anywhere, can someone PM it to me?
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