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  1. 4 hours ago, withdrawl clinic said:

    not an easy plant to, grow big and to get lot's of seeds.

    i struggle even, i a very warm part of oz.


    iboga, is a very special plant, and ants know that better than us humans, so often she struggles in cultivation, because of amphids.

    ants place amphids onto iboba, and than milk the amphids, to get the medicine/drug.


    if ant's love a plant, humans should love it too.


    I disagree, I grow mine outdoors with no special  needs, I am border line sub tropic to temperate. takes a bashing from the winter cold south winds no problem.

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  2. 2 hours ago, Evil Genius said:

    It's really borderline. Personally, I think it'll probably progress in the lowest part because you can already see various infected spots. Cutting brings other risks though because it opens wounds for the pathogens. I would probably cut, but it's a thin thin line. 

    borderline? 100% fungal stem spot, blight type infection. treat it hard with a good fungicide, start with copper or the one mentioned above. repeat in ten days. no results go to a systemic fungicide. 

  3. On 03/11/2020 at 4:16 PM, Glaukus said:

    Miss him a lot, he was pretty much my first SAB friend, he was so open and friendly and generous, at a time I really needed it.

    same same. 

  4. 22 hours ago, withdrawl clinic said:

    yeah, i was lucky to produce some good catha seed, and giving them away, in quantity! :)

    many of us got lots of different qat, in the garden, so suckers (for NL) or cuttings are the way to go, seed's are to varied, since i'm around.

    although i'm ph, i got no ph, i culled this strain.

    got nl, red, nl red, semi nl red.


    broad leaved catha is an easy cutting,

    narrow leaved not, use suckers instead..

    why cull ph?  Its a good strain

  5. On 13/07/2020 at 2:58 PM, withdrawl clinic said:

    the mixed variants are, though etreeeemly rare, hehehe.

    the nl, is plentyfull, but only in oz!!

    no they not.  PH red narrow leaf has been around for years and peeps have been growing  seed from this cross, resulting in many new types. best to get your seed stable before selling/giiveway.  cloning is the best option

  6. They drop leaf during the really cold months.  you can give it a light prune now while it's dormant which will cause no harm.   You can prune later in spring if needed. 

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  7. 10 hours ago, Evil Genius said:

    It's a Scale infection and secondary scarring because of the Scale. Treating the scale with a pesticide should give the plant some time to recover. 

    killing the scale will not stop the fungal infection. You need to control both.


    1 hour ago, sillysyban said:

    Awesome. Thanks guys. Can you recommend a good product for this?

    @Glaukus mentioned a few methods in the above comment.   You could also buy yates brand lime sulphur from bunnings. this stuff will kill your scale and will slow down or even kill the fungal infection. repeat in 14 days.  this product can only be used in winter. 

  8. 18 hours ago, Glaukus said:

    Looks like two obvious issues: scale and fungal infection, maybe phytopthera.

    Treat the scale by brushing them off with a toothbrush, you can use a little isopropyl alcohol/water mixture with a drop of detergent if you like too.

    For the fungal issue, I'd get something like Yates anti rot -its a systemic fungicide using phosphorus acid so it's quite safe.

    As for the ID, I'd be leaning towards a cuzcoensis but would need a better pic of the base of the central spines. Cuzcoensis has a distinctive flared base of the central spines.

    scale yes , fungal yes. not phytophthora though.  IMO the scale has caused a fungal attack by damaging the skin.  

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  9. On 11/05/2019 at 5:23 PM, Evil Genius said:

    The original plant suffers from scale, which then again causes substantial scarring. Look into pesticides against Scale, e.g. Azamax or something similar. 

    Could of been scale but the problem is a fungal issue,  You need to treat with a good fungicide.