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by KathyM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: blotchy Haemanthus leaves - another virus?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

blotchy Haemanthus leaves - another virus?

I was given a large Haemanthus albiflos plant to divide and bring to the next branch meeting, however, I'm concerned that a few of the bulbs have blotchy leaves. Does anyone know what has caused this? The leaves underneath the ones in the photos are plain green. I searched for pictures of Haemanthus...
by KathyM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 28
Views: 1274

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

The Begonia certainly looks like virus infection, there are viruses that cause ring spots like that. Ring spotting fungi end up with necrosis at the centre with fungal fruiting bodies, so I think virus the most likely cause. The Lepismium could be thrips, the shoots are usually damaged when young a...
by KathyM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 28
Views: 1274

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

Funnily enough I once saw an article that suggested smokers should wash their hands between handling tobacco and their plants as this could potentially be a way to spread viruses. It seemed like quite a random method. I have thrown the Begonias away, but they had been on my windowsills surrounded by...
by KathyM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Trichocereus landfillianus
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Trichocereus landfillianus

There's a lot of demand for big specimen plants at the moment, and columnar cacti seem to be particularly trendy, but the people looking to buy them are probably new collectors, houseplant enthusiasts, maybe tropical/exotic gardeners, etc. I often see large plants fail to sell at branch meetings or ...
by KathyM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few epiphytes
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: A few epiphytes

The Disocactus is really striking, are they tricky to grow? I think I only have Schlumbergera flowering, just garden centre ones. Although we do have a yellow one flowering which is quite fancy for a garden centre Christmas cactus at least.
by KathyM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 28
Views: 1274

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

This is the Lepismium stem with the spotty pattern I thought could be thrips, although I haven't actually seen anything. spotty.jpg It's scabby at the base of the plant but not near the ends, so I may take some cuttings and try and start again with a better looking plant. The plant has had this for ...
by KathyM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 28
Views: 1274

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

We ordered some yellow sticky traps off the internet, but it seems there are scam listings for yellow sticky traps. Who knew?
by KathyM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Special BCSS membership offer
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Special BCSS membership offer

How do I find out if I'm a member currently? A family member apparently joined me up for 2018, but I haven't received any journals or heard anything at all. I was looking forward to receiving the seed list next month so I don't want to end up missing out.
by KathyM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: October 2018 - Rescued
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: October 2018 - Rescued

This is one rescued from my own neglect! I posted this picture of an Uncarina and another plant on the forum last year asking for advice. The suggestion was to cut it back hard, so I did. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/35823608454_fb68e6190f_z.jpg Really tall Uncarina and Didierea by Kathy , on...
by KathyM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Wisley Garden today
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Wisley Garden today

They look to have some interesting bulbs. I went to Harlow Carr the other week and they had a few nice pots of Polyxena but nowhere near as big as those.