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by jfabiao
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Vine Weevil Concentration for soil drench - puzzled.
Replies: 25
Views: 1361

Re: Vine Weevil Concentration for soil drench - puzzled.

10ml per 8 litres of water It's not vague, you just have to be able to understand the German instructions :smile: I assume in Portugal you're allowed to use this stuff, as you can in much of Europe? We don't have BI 58 in Portugal, as far as I know. But we do have other dimethoate-based insecticide...
by jfabiao
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Two-in-One Gasteria question
Replies: 0
Views: 763

Two-in-One Gasteria question

I received this plant in a lot, as a gift, but it had no name with it. I am assuming this to be Gasteria brachyphylla , but confirmation would be nice (this is question one). Gasteria_brachyphylla_G019_20190324.jpg Question two is about the same plant, as it apparently started to divide dichotomousl...
by jfabiao
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Vine Weevil Concentration for soil drench - puzzled.
Replies: 25
Views: 1361

Re: Vine Weevil Concentration for soil drench - puzzled.

gerald wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:02 pm
I do, yes, twice a year; once early in the season (ie first thing) and again in a few months time.

It's the best thing I know to get rid of root mealies.
At what dosage do you use it as a drench, Gerald (and what is the concentration of the product you use)? Information on this is very vague.
by jfabiao
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: flowering Kalanchoes
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: flowering Kalanchoes

Very nice, Philippe. :)
by jfabiao
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Provado new formulation
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: Provado new formulation

X( Dynamite. I think that is the only thing that will kill mealies. :oops: My Dad mentioned a while ago that he had heard on the radio someone saying they watered/sprayed their plants (probably not cacti/succulents) with water over 40oC as that effectivly started to cook the bugs. Suppose it is the...
by jfabiao
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pest ID and solution
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Pest ID and solution

If it's the same in the UK as it is in Portugal, you need to be certified to acquire the products intended for professional use, but there is a (rather expensive) alternative in the form of a readymade composition in a hand sprayer named "Fazilo", by Compo. EDIT: unless you have a small collection o...
by jfabiao
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CITES query please Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: CITES query please Solved

Paul in Essex wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:18 am
The commonest feral agave in Portugal is A. americana and feral mesemb is Carpobrotus edulis, both of which are destroying the habitat by out-competing native plants - so you'd probably be doing the Portuguese govt a favour. :lol:
Indeed! :lol:
by jfabiao
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pest ID and solution
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Pest ID and solution

It sure looks like a spider mite of some sort. The current treatment of choice for us in Europe is abamectin, a relatively safe miticide that is available for both professional and home use. A quick google search turned up a couple of brand names available in Canada, Agri-Mek and Avid (both from Syn...
by jfabiao
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia ID and advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Haworthia ID and advice

I would rather say your plant is Haworthiopsis attenuata (on account of the irregular distribution of the spots, including the generous amount on the inner face of the leaves), but telling those two apart seems to be a science on its own. As for pulling out wilted leaves, I only do it when they are ...
by jfabiao
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Piaranthus id.
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Piaranthus id.

Or possibly Piaranthus cornutus var. ruschii.