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by Liz M
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hardy Echeverias
Replies: 22
Views: 814

Re: Hardy Echeverias

I would add Echeveria prolifica. It grows like fury and lives up to it's name. I kept mine dry but outside all winter and I put some in my rockery, in the C&S section, with 80% grit, it survived that and has flowered this year. Crassula sarcocaulis is hardy in sheltered conditions. I kept mine on my...
by Liz M
Wed May 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: North West Cactus Mart 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: North West Cactus Mart 2019

I agree Pachyphytum compactum. If in doubt check out the International Crassulaceae Network. It is the best source of identification of Crassulaceae that I know. It can be slow to navigate but makes up for it by more information http://www.crassulaceae.ch/.
by Liz M
Mon May 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Scarred Echeveria
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Scarred Echeveria

Maybe sunburn? We have had some hot sun recently and it is easy to be caught out like this. I had a few last year that got burnt. They were in the greenhouse and it was very hot. I brought them outside but it was too late. They still are not fully recovered.
by Liz M
Wed May 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How to flower :Gasteria bicolor
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: How to flower :Gasteria bicolor

I have quite a lot of Gasterias, some flower regularly. My regime, is to keep them dry and cool over winter. Water them from spring onwards, using the good soak and drying out completely method, and feed occasionally. I tend to leave them in the greenhouse and in a fairly sunny place, so that they h...
by Liz M
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Re: Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2019

That's a very good display. It deserves a good award. I'm sure it will get one, too.
the plant sales area looks attractive and the plants great quality. They will sell well, I hope there are plenty more to fill the spaces.
by Liz M
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter - quick questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: Cat litter - quick questions

That's the one. It's very useful. I use it a lot.
by Liz M
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium propagation question
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Aeonium propagation question

I have come across several instances of leaf propagation recently. The advice I picked up is that the thicker leaves varieties work best. A tabuliforme are quite thin leaved, so if they work they should all work. Patience and keeping them cool and shaded is probably the best way to succeed. I have t...
by Liz M
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent ID
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Succulent ID

The Crassula seems to have the leaf shape and thinness of Crassula arborescens ssp undulatifolia. It is not blue as is normal but could be a green form or had the farina rubbed off.
by Liz M
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria purpusorum propagation
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Echeveria purpusorum propagation

I did not think this is Echeveria purpusorum, either. It is more like Echeveria 'Dionysos' a hybrid with another Echeveria species. It seems to be lacking light, which is why the leaves are laying flat. With better light, more sun, it would grow in a more upright manner.
by Liz M
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: La Gomera mid February
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: La Gomera mid February

Thank you. The Hotel Jardin Tecina in Playa Santiago. It's quite a good place to stay, as it is on a bus route and the ferry stops there, too.