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    You have a lot of nice cacti there. I've never seen a crest of Pelecyphora. How big is the plant?

    You have a lot of Mexican slow growers there. Ariocarpus, Turbinicarpus, Pelecyphora. I saw a 75 year old Ariocarpus at the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society show one year. The Philadelphia Cactus Club shows at the Phila Flower Show. Went last year. Some really amazing ancient plants very well grown. I almost bought a 75 year old Pelecyphora aselliformis up at the CT show, but the seller asked me a very serious question first. He asked if I was will to take the stewardship of such an old plant and if I was sure I could grow it. I thanked him and declined the purchase. I know I'm still a novice.

    Uebelmannia grows pretty much all year in Brazil Minas Gerais. Likes acid soil and shaded light like growing under shade of grasses. Mine actually flowered one year. But I have been neglecting my cacti recently. Lost my cold greenhouse storage for them and my CP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrysmith View Post
    You have a lot of nice cacti there. I've never seen a crest of Pelecyphora. How big is the plant?

    You have a lot of Mexican slow growers there. Ariocarpus, Turbinicarpus, Pelecyphora. I saw a 75 year old Ariocarpus at the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society show one year. The Philadelphia Cactus Club shows at the Phila Flower Show. Went last year. Some really amazing ancient plants very well grown. I almost bought a 75 year old Pelecyphora aselliformis up at the CT show, but the seller asked me a very serious question first. He asked if I was will to take the stewardship of such an old plant and if I was sure I could grow it. I thanked him and declined the purchase. I know I'm still a novice.

    Uebelmannia grows pretty much all year in Brazil Minas Gerais. Likes acid soil and shaded light like growing under shade of grasses. Mine actually flowered one year. But I have been neglecting my cacti recently. Lost my cold greenhouse storage for them and my CP.
    yeah, they arent going anywhere for a while, the slow growers that is. Pelecyphora is grafted, which does speed up the growth, so id imagine this plant being somewhere between 5-7 years old. its hilarious now when i think about heliamphora and nepenthes being slow growers... Uebelmannia is one of my favorite acquisitions, ill be sure to add a bit more peat into its mix. thanks for the tip!
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    Acidify your water for the Uebelmannia. I Have Nitric Acid at work and use it to acidify. I add a few drops to 5 gallons of tap water to bring it down to 5.5 or so.

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