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by Liz M
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Kleinia nerifolia in flower
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Kleinia nerifolia in flower

It's a winter grower, growing in the Canary Islands, so if you are keeping it in a heated greenhouse or above freezing environment, I would suggest you water it a little. Providing you grow it in a very well-drained mix, as that is how it grows naturally, which should encourage rooting.
by Liz M
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Escheveria and Crassula ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Escheveria and Crassula ID please

Please ask your friends to pot their plants in pots with drainage holes and proper compost, for instance 50% John Innes and 50% grit or similar. Put them in a sunny window and don't let anything touch them, if possible. I understand small children and cats etc don't worry about touching things. I ha...
by Liz M
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: New cactus house
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: New cactus house

It looks a delightful place and I'm very impressed that you put many plants on conventional furniture. My only worry is that your desire to increase your collection may overcrowd the room and push out some furniture and possibly you. How many more will there be in winter? You have a lot outside, as ...
by Liz M
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another Aloe id please?!
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Another Aloe is please?!

This is what I used to call Aloe mitriformis and now call Aloe x nobilis.
by Liz M
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe id (if possible)
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Aloe id (if possible)

I have one that I used to call Aloe mitriformis, this is now called Aloe x nobilis. Aloe brevifolia has smaller leaves, which grow in a layered stack and the plant is smaller and does not have the spikes on the top level of the leaves.
by Liz M
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: August 2018 - Echeverias
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: August 2018 - Echeverias

For a change, I have done closeups of Echeverias.
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Echeveria chihuahuaensis
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Echeveria ramillette, cristate
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Echeveria subsessilis
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Echeveria 'Domingo' flowers.
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Echeveria simulans
by Liz M
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sunny Saturday
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Sunny Saturday

A lovely burst of sunshine.
by Liz M
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Senecio stapeliiformis
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Senecio stapeliiformis

This is mine, the variegated version. Or is it???
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Senecio stapeliformis
by Liz M
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Echeveria cante

I would also add, that one E cante was bought as a normal plant and one as a Tissue Culture plant, the first is fine but the latter, always seems to have brownish marks on it and at times is a very odd shape. I lost a Tissue Culture one once and have come to the conclusion that they are not reliably...
by Liz M
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Echeveria cante

I have a couple of Echeveria cante and would echo all the comments here about its beauty and the stunning nature of the flowers. I also have Echeveria 'Domingo' and Echeveria 'Afterglow', both hybrids of E cante. They both have flowers with a marked similarity to E cante and I am fortunate that both...