I don't have any lithops or illegal stuff like 'peyote', but I do grow a few cacti and succulents. I just set them outside in the spring after the low temps are above 45F and put them in front of an unheated basement window for the winter. The cacti are pretty much on their own all summer long. If they don't get rain after two weeks I flood the pots. I water the succulents a little more. Every few days if there's no rain. I wish sarracenia were as easy. Here are some of my plants ...
Those plants look in great health, Rick! The A. ornatum sure is well-named. Ferocactus are some of my favorites. Years ago, I lost an old F. acanthodes var. lecontei which had great red spines; one watering too many, I guess.
There are opuntia ... at least two species, found on uncultivated ground throughout the state. In eastern Kansas, it grows mostly on rocky soil, either sandstone or limestone. They are basically ground huggers, though. Nothing that resembles the large pad type from the southwest US and Mexico. In western Kansas there are supposedly two Escobaria species and an Echinocereus species. I've never seen them personally.
Yes. Astrophytum ornatum is quite a looker. I've had this one about 15 years. It's about 18" tall. I like the barrel cacti as well. I also have a Ferocactus glaucescens. I'll post a pic soon.
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5