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by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Daubenya
Replies: 14
Views: 463

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: 14
Views: 463

Re: Daubenya

That’s identical to my plant so perhaps not very variable?
by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Daubenya
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Daubenya

Terry S. wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:34 am

Tropaeolum tricolor has got quite showy flowers, several cm long. Have you checked out your plant Ralph?
I also grow tricolor, the flowers are pretty but as Ralph says, very small.
by Ali Baba
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help for newbie to identify a possible problem
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Help or newbie to identify a possible problem

Cidermanrolls wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:35 pm
I’d check your thermometer.
Mine lives at 5 or so in winter and doesn’t get so marked.
You took the words out of my mouth, mine is kept at around 6C and has never marked.
by Ali Baba
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cleistocactus winteri colademononis Solved
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Cleistocactus winteri colademononis Solved

To get back to the original poster :roll: If you'd like to email me I have some seedlings.

And Tony: you get my vote :grin:
by Ali Baba
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum Luckhoffii
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Conophytum Luckhoffii

You could restart it from cuttings. I had to do that with luckhoffii last year and it certainly reinvigorates it.
by Ali Baba
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heating : Plan B
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Greenhouse heating : Plan B

More importantly, what do other growers do to alert them of heater failure? Power cuts are rare around here, so heater failure is the most likely issue. So has anyone come up with a good alarm system for low temperatures? I rigged up a system based on a temperature sensor and ESP8266 board (like an...
by Ali Baba
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heating : Plan B
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Greenhouse heating : Plan B

Thanks conolady, that has given me some idea of what I should be looking for...
by Ali Baba
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heating : Plan B
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Greenhouse heating : Plan B

Thanks, no alarm on that one though...
by Ali Baba
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heating : Plan B
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Greenhouse heating : Plan B

el48tel wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:44 pm
I have a remote display in the house
Can you elaborate?
I have seen this :https://www.amazon.co.uk/SensorPush-Wir ... re+monitor