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  1. Dekeius

    New to cactus

    @Humboldt There is something so magical about one human offering to share with another human a cactus, that doesn't look like a cactus, cannot be bought, that is fast growing and is only owned by those of us who were also once offered said cactus. Peresk are such a fantastic symbol of what we do and who we are.
  2. freespirit420 I love it mate. There is quite the origin to my Brain. I was having an issue with migraines. I ended up in emergency twice. It was really starting to impact on my life and so I said that's it enough this stops and found a solution. In celebration of overcoming this issue I bought the crested bad boy, having always thought they looked like brains, I then found the pot online and bob's you uncle. I have given it more attention than a lot of my other plants and I reckon it has the best spot on my little balcony. I was thinking I have 2 options. Either I repot it into something (cool and unique of course) or I do some surgery and essentially regrow the brain but also pot a segment elsewhere. I have had limited success with cuttings but have never tried with something exhibiting mutation. Peace to you too and thanks for the ups acasshia
  3. Sorry for bad photos and for not being on the forum for a little while now. Here are a few of my babies. These are my long lived Peruvian torch hybrids. They had a hard beginning because I was a novice. Grown from seed. Will attempt to graft one to peresk at some point. Speaking of Peresk, here are my bunch. They were also poorly cared for, for a time. Received this girl and think she is just beautiful. Has such a blue hue in the winter. Don't know what this is, got it last week. Looks alien. Getting to big for the pot, I need to either repot or cut back. Mammillaria cristata is just amazing. Bought this little dude a few years ago. Seen some nice growth. Pretty happy plant. Thanks for seeing my babies. Any advice on the Brain would be much appreciated. Regards, Dekes
  4. Found this gal at a homewares store. The soil is full of wood chips. Will repot immediately. Could I get an ID please and help with what I think is scale? Peace.
  5. Dekeius

    Peresk Leaves getting Munched On

    tried a weak vinegar spray on the plants as I saw more little bugs. hopefully that wipes them out
  6. Dekeius

    Peresk Leaves getting Munched On

    I found the bugger!!! he went for a 10m sky dive. And no pets (unless you count my cactii) mountain goat.
  7. Dekeius

    Peresk Leaves getting Munched On

    thanks Change. I would love a green house but just don't have the space. Got a few germ boxes but nothing bigger. Maybe I could make something around the pot ive already got. Unfortunately aesthetics matter a lot to my girlfriend and housemate. was quite the battle to get the pots I wanted.
  8. I have some pereskiopsis living outside in a pot in the open. I live on the second floor (3rd for you yanks) of an apartment and have noticed something has had a munch at some leaves. Just wondering if anyone knows what might have done this and how to go about stopping it? I have little general gardening knowledge so any advice would be much appreciated. Need these guys strong and healthy to help support some trichs ill graft in a few weeks.
  9. Dekeius

    Time to Begin; Lageniformis x 'KK1688'

    These are my original sown seed. Quite proud of them. No lights, no heating, sown in Autumn. Very pleased. One of those guys there is a little smaller but also seems to have limited spines. Would love to see it keep growing without becoming real spiny. I have a tiny little lophophora williamsii about 3mm in diameter. I'm rather nervous about him. its the only loph I've got to germinate out of 10 seeds or so. will try grafting a trich or two in the coming weeks.
  10. Dekeius

    Time to Begin; Lageniformis x 'KK1688'

    Alls going well in my cactii Kingdom. got some beautiful seedlings and some not so. tried and failed at grafting and will try again with bigger scions. been to bunnings a few times to acquire some terracotta pots. All my guys are outside now and some still with glad wrap coverings. sun burn is still a problem and my holiday to the states was not welcome by my cactii. Lets go summer!!! Pics to come.
  11. Dekeius

    East Coast of Australia Weather

    Yeh people think they can beat the elements. As waterboy said all you can try and do is divert it away. On a more humourous note when i reached into a vending machine today to retrieve my peanuts the compartment where the purchases fall into was full of water. I guess flooding? That or rain is getting really wacky.
  12. Hope everyone on the east coast of Australia is doing alright this morning. Lot of destruction. Had to empty water out a few pots. Lost a few peresk leaves that were outdoors. Come on sun!!! Dekeius
  13. Dekeius

    Sowing seeds

    IME if uve got them outside you probably will end up giving them too much sun early on (they go red). I've found shade cloth or just an old rag over my germination box works. Enjoy.
  14. Dekeius

    Time to Begin; Lageniformis x 'KK1688'

    One graft failed and some idiot bumped another off so I did a bit of surgery and then decided to sow all the remaining seed I had. I now have trichs and lophs in a variety of organic and no organic soils. Got some lophs sown but none germinated. I've also tried a technique i found on the forums to get pereskiopsis to root in just a glass of water by a window. Got 2 of my seed trays indoors. With this amount of experimentation I'll get some success hopefully.
  15. Dekeius

    Time to Begin; Lageniformis x 'KK1688'

    Update. Grafted 5 of my trichs and sowed some loph seeds. Seeds and pereskiopsis courtesy of a member Currently don't have any plastic for humidity or weights on the scion. Have them out of the sun though. The trichs were small and juicy. Will wait to see if the grafts take. Only question for now is what will happen to the base of the trichs i took to make my scions. Any chance they live?