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by Ali Baba
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christmas cactus
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Christmas cactus

S. opuntioides always flowers in spring for me (in fact, now)
by Ali Baba
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Identifying my Oxalis
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Identifying my Oxalis

Hi Paul
without a bit more detail that would be very difficult.
Is it a weed?
How many leaflets?
What colour are the flowers?
Are the leaves succulent?
cheers :grin:
by Ali Baba
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2019 - Patterns
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: March 2019 - Patterns

Monanthes polyphylla
by Ali Baba
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Small is beautiful
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Small is beautiful

Rhinephyllum broomii from MSG seed
by Ali Baba
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Advice on Giant Yucca control please!
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Advice on Giant Yucca control please!

If a high proportion of the leaves on each rosette are yellow, then that suggests a lack of nutrients, which is not surprising given the relatively small pot. Regular liquid feeds will help (even if you repot it).
by Ali Baba
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Brace of Melocacti
Replies: 3
Views: 302

A Brace of Melocacti

Basking in the unseasonably warm weather today
Melocactus matanzanus and Melocactus violaceus
by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Can I save my dying Agave?
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Can I save my dying Agave?

I'd agree with Terry that looks exactly like tortrix moth. The spray you have used will likely be ineffective as their webbing shields them from spraying very effectively. Your best bet is to use a fine pair of tweezers to fish out the caterpillar
by Ali Baba
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Columns
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Columns

Difficult to get in the greenhouse this time of year until the plants start going out for the summer but here are a couple of views. They may be unfashionable but I like the variety
by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Daubenya
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Daubenya

That’s curious, the Kew description on line describes the flowers as 3cm long including the spur. Mine are 25mm. Perhaps the difference is in cultivation, I only got mine last year so still a relatively small plant (although up in the eaves of the greenhouse already from the pot on the ground)
by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Daubenya
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Daubenya

That’s identical to my plant so perhaps not very variable?