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May 12, 2018 9:09 AM CST
Name: Stefan
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So ill be ordering seeds in the summer(for a short autumn sowing), and want to ask you , if any succulents seeds from koehress are worth growing. Im talking about stuff from euphorbia and apocynae family. OR any less famous cactus (eg rebutia species, small copiapoa, haaegocereus, espostoa(and mind you there are different names),ephipytes). Let me worry about germination rates, over 90% are more or less reliable. Or please recommend any other seller from europe that ships internationally. And sells big cactus plants' seeds preferably . FYI, i know most, and have probably mentioned a few in my posts. But I was given feedback for only a few, and tried out most of them.
Ps, by procure , i mean find.......
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May 12, 2018 10:32 AM CST
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Name: Baja
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Fockea is fun and easy. It likes a bigger pot and can be lifted after just a couple of years, with more dramatic results if you wait longer. All of my plants make fruit and seed, so I don't think it's unreasonable to expect plenty of opportunities to continue the cycle of life down the road if you so choose. Smiling
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May 12, 2018 12:12 PM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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Thanks. Any cacti or euphorbias?
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May 12, 2018 3:43 PM CST
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Name: Baja
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I looked at their Euphorbia list. I've grown 3 of the plants they offer (horrida, ingens, grandicornis) from seed and those were all pretty straightforward with good results. I'm not sure one would necessarily want to grow those plants from seed though, given how well they grow from branches/offsets. All three plants tend to get pretty big after a few years, like not so portable.

You can learn some things by watching baby seedlings (ingens and grandicornis self-pollinate, but horrida generally does not and can be variable depending on the parents). Like we talked about earlier relating to differences in how seedlings behave vs. cuttings in the case of ingens. For example grandicornis does a weird thing where the main stem branches very early, and there ends up not really being a main stem afterwards as a result.

My cactus experience is mostly limited to natives. Outside that group, in terms of aesthetics, I like the white hairy plants, for example these 3 types



but I don't think they would really be a good idea where light is limiting. I see they have O. celsianus (a nice big one) which is another plant than can self. My germination rate was low but the baby plants came out strong.
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May 12, 2018 9:27 PM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
I have a horrida, but thanks for the advice on the others. Ive sown orocereus trollii, but ill see how well that goes...
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