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PostSubject: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 4:28 am

Just three melos sowed in oct 2006
Melocactus azureus var. krainzianus:
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Melocactus matanzanus:
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Melocactus bahiensis ssp. amethystinus:
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 11:19 am

Great Melos Smile I'm beginning to really like this species.

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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 11:30 am

I reckon they're fantastic plants... if only I could keep them alive. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 7:38 pm

Thank you guys!
Hi Lachy, Do you have problems with melos?
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 8:55 pm

I've had poor luck with a few melos... a few have fallen to the dreaded orange rot. That said, this was some time ago so I think I will give them another go at some point.
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 9:01 pm

Lachy wrote:
I've had poor luck with a few melos... a few have fallen to the dreaded orange rot. That said, this was some time ago so I think I will give them another go at some point.
Yes Lachy thats the point. Someone reccomends to water a bit during winter but I keep them dry at all till April.
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyFri Jan 22, 2010 11:15 pm

My melo seeds actually germinated pretty quickly, now I just need them to get through the next stage Melocacactus Icon_eek
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptySat Jan 23, 2010 1:04 am

They say Melos are less hardy when they form the cephalium, that is, immature plants are may hardier... is this true, aajooo?

I got a nonamed mature one and I decided to go the safe way and avoid anywatering during the colder weather...

Do you think you could help id? I also have a much smaller one that is strangely pupping...
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyMon Jan 25, 2010 7:17 pm

mutant wrote:
They say Melos are less hardy when they form the cephalium, that is, immature plants are may hardier... is this true, aajooo?

I got a nonamed mature one and I decided to go the safe way and avoid anywatering during the colder weather...

Do you think you could help id? I also have a much smaller one that is strangely pupping...

Hi Mutant, yes I agree, immature plant are hardier. I think you schould avoid watering durin winter. Please post a pic of your "strange" plant.
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyMon Jan 25, 2010 9:26 pm

hey, there are my two melocacti for IDing!

https://auscactiforum.forumotion.com/cactus-succulent-identification-f16/melocactus-id-t918.htm

I said strangely as I have most melocacti in my mind being solitary.

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so melocacti grow pretty fast for slow growers huh?? 3+years and they're quite biggy... I think my seedlings are matanzanus too, if I remember correctly, great looking cactus Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Melocacactus   Melocacactus EmptyMon May 24, 2010 5:04 pm

i love melo and fero cactus
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