What is a napiform root

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After I became the owner of a D. napiforme by chance;) it has been standing in the "earth" for almost 2 weeks and I have already poured soooo easily a few questions slowly come up ...

How to hibernate? Cold to 5 °? Water Bissi?
Location in summer? Full sun?

And does the plant look ok? Somehow I think she lets her wings hang down ... Maybe a little more water in?

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(http://www.bildercache.de/vergleich.html?dateiname=20110306-143958-1.jpg) Meanwhile, she lets her wings hang a little more ...

mine are dry, purely mineral in winter around 0 °.
they have tubers that can be planted a little higher than cautex.

Ok, so come next winter to winter quarters with the cacti ....

Yesterday I just put a large sip of water in it, I think they have straightened up a bit too. So far so good ...: smile:
But now mold (? So white fluff): o has formed in one place. Should I repot again?

Hello nicole,
Potting soil is just too fat for the little ones. It is also often mixed with soil from the composting facility.
I would take them out again and plant them in poor, well drained substrate.
Greetings from Josef

please make a foddo from fluff nicole! could be that just lime deposits. what kind of water do you take for pouring ???

They are currently in a mixture of cactus soil (the smallest part), gravel, split, expanded clay and non-clumping cat litter. So no pure potting soil ... I've learned that much by now. ;)

I water with tap water because I have no way of collecting rainwater in our rented apartment.

I'll take a photo right away, then I'll set it again separately.

Edit: Photo unfortunately not possible, because my lenses do not work ...
It's just such a light-white (is there light-white at all?) To transparent fluff. If you touch it, it will break immediately. Very selective. So not over the entire surface ...

i could only imagine two things, limescale deposits or the blooming of some kind of salt. the lime is not the big problem, but salt concentrations are not healthy in the long run. maybe you should scrape out the clutter with a spoon and replace the substrate surface! Do you have no way in the neighborhood to organize rainwater at work or something like that ???

Ok, I'll scrape the fluff off.
I just looked here again, the rain gutter is so far away from our balcony that unfortunately there is no way. : -?
If I were to collect rainwater at work, I would first have to transport it a good 20km in the car ... I would find it somewhat time-consuming ...
Is there no alternative to rainwater? : yo:

if you only have a few plants anyway, then wash a canister from the windshield antifreeze and use it to transport. So the effort would not be too big for me, especially since you are usually there every day anyway!

Oh man, sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. I've seen myself driving around with buckets ....: roll :: roll :: o Thanks Micha for the tip!

But you know what, I sneaked around our house tonight. And then I took another closer look at the rain gutter. It has a hinged part, where you can let the rainwater out and there is not a barrel or something under it. Then I just have to wait for rain and then put my bucket under it ...: D: jo:


my D. napiforme have made plenty of buds in the past few weeks. Today the first one opened on one plant:


Mine are purely mineral, barely frost-free during the winter but still not completely dry.
How I care for them over the summer I don't know yet - I've only had the plants since autumn.
Maybe there are a few more tips on this ...: roll:


Hello Alex,
but it looks great strong. In summer you don't need to change much about the care, just pour it with the others and possibly switch off the faded ones, as they are very strong.
Greetings from Josef

Hello Alex,
but it looks great strong.

Thank you - I got it from you too;)


Delosperma napiforme

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;-) Do we want to swap offshoots?

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