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by jfabiao
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Piaranthus id.
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Piaranthus id.

Or possibly Piaranthus cornutus var. ruschii.
by jfabiao
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 4077

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

Abamectin is effective against thrips and can be freely bought (at a price) as a ready-to-use spray under the name Fazilo, from Compo.
by jfabiao
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: EU plant imports post Brexit.
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: EU plant imports post Brexit.

CITES does not apply within the EU because all the EU territory is considered to be a single country for its purposes. This consideration stems from, I believe, the freedom of movement within the union principle and is not a CITES specific disposition. If traditional borders are to be reinstated, CI...
by jfabiao
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)
Replies: 13
Views: 1747

Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Wonderful flowers and nice compact plants (or so it seems), Diane.
by jfabiao
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: pesticide cupboards
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: pesticide cupboards

I have no idea what and if there are rules for storage of these products in the UK, but could it be that the colour and labeling are mandatory in case an accident occurs and emergency personnel need to be aware of their presence? Here in Portugal you are obligated by law to fulfill a number of condi...
by jfabiao
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: sunburnt seedlings
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: sunburnt seedlings

As Iann said, they don't look too bad. A number of things can make seedlings turn that deep reddish-brown colour, namely light, cold and water stress. It's when they turn bright red that you need to worry. You did well to cut back on the light, they will soon resume growth. Here's a picture of some ...
by jfabiao
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: Mammillaria problem

It has been brought up on several internet forums with increasing frequency. I suspect that, whatever it is, is spreading through collections.
by jfabiao
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Haworthia Pumilla flower stalk offsetting
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Haworthia Pumilla flower stalk offsetting

Some say that Haworthia produce offsets when you cut back the flower stalk: "Cut them off at about 10 cm height when the first 1 - 2 flowers only have opened. As a rule the uppermost bract will form a new rosette which can then be removed and treated as an offset." See: http://www.haworthia.info/en...
by jfabiao
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: Mammillaria problem

I suspect these fits of spineless growth, in Mammillaria and other genera, may be related to thrips attacks. I'd love to have the time (and means) to verify this.
by jfabiao
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Early Ariocarpus flower
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Early Ariocarpus flower

Terry S. wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:24 am
Hi Tina, your ario collection is so wonderful. Yellow flowers are a sure indicator for A. trigonus. A. confusus should have anything from white to mid-purple flowers
I second Terry's opinion. Besides, my A. trigonus produce blood-red seed pods with a sort of rectangular cross-section.