Ihave been growing succulents for 30 years and have paid increasing attention to them, especially in the last 20 years, so I recently decided to start my profession as a nurseryman.
I am mostly interested in Pediocactus and Sclerocactus. These hardy plants are found in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, and it is not hard to imagine what it is like in these regions in winter-they are simply cold! This is an advantage for us, who also have a cold climate. When we have grafted them onto plants that are also frost-resistant, we can either let them spend the winter in unheated rooms or leave them outside, sheltered from the weather. It is convenient compared to all those delicate plants that require a heated greenhouse.
I also like the genus Uebelmannia, which includes plants that are completely different from the previous ones: they like the moist and warm atmosphere.
As you can see from my website, my interest is not limited to a few species. I always try to expand my offerings with interesting new varieties-for example, Mammilaria with beautiful blooms or Echinocactus and Ferocactus that fascinate us with their spines. I also have some news from the genus Turbinicarpus, Yavia, Cintia, Blossfeldia, etc. …
My collection is gathered in two places. The first part is located in some greenhouses, while the second part is located in my two-room apartment in Brno, which is now completely full. Here the plants are housed in a veranda on the balcony and in my room, which serves as a laboratory with a seedbed. Of course, this is a temporary solution. My living space is now reduced to nine square meters, and this situation no longer satisfies me. Now I am thinking of a better solution for my future….
Come and visit me!
My greenhouse is located about 20 km north of Brno, between Kuřim and Tišnov.
All the best for you, your cacti, your children!
Mgr. Rudy Krajča
Nursery: Drásov, Czech republic, Europe.