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by jfabiao
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus season?
Replies: 9
Views: 1331

Re: Ariocarpus season?

There must be something strange at work this year. These two decided to join iann's plant protest against set calendars ( Ariocarpus bravoanus subsp. hintonii on the left). Could these be dormant buds from last year, not well developed enough to abort but enough to resume when the season started? ar...
by jfabiao
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Euph. obesa
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Euph. obesa

A cotton wool mesh over the fruits will catch most of the seeds.
by jfabiao
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus season?
Replies: 9
Views: 1331

Re: Ariocarpus season?

Wonderful plants, very nice for 6 years worth of growth. Over here they're still pushing out last year's fruits, no sign of buds.
by jfabiao
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Carpobritus identification
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Carpobritus identification

Just to make matters more confusing, there is another name attributed to the plants that occur in sand dunes in southern europe - Carpobrotus acinaciformis . I have no idea of the validity of such name or, if they are ideed different species, how to tell them apart. As Ian said, I woulnd't get too a...
by jfabiao
Tue May 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lucky find in Portugal...
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Lucky find in Portugal...

iann wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Plenty of non-cactus succulents there :)
Cacti people are still residual over here, the salads reign. It is however a lot better than, say, 5-10 years ago, when we were precious few. I hope there will be plenty of us left when the fad passes.
by jfabiao
Mon May 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lucky find in Portugal...
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Lucky find in Portugal...

Thank you, David. If you had gone all the way down the path to the left on your 3rd photo, you would have find me and we could have chatted. ;)
by jfabiao
Fri May 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stapeliad thread
Replies: 130
Views: 12221

Re: Stapeliad thread

Herts Mike wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Incidentally many years ago I exhibited a full pan of flowering Piaranthus at a Birmingham show. It cleared the room.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by jfabiao
Fri May 24, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stapeliad thread
Replies: 130
Views: 12221

Re: Stapeliad thread

I have recently decided to try again these things, but I'm still not convinced they're worth the trouble fighting fungal infections and mealies. Here's a mix of genus: Caralluma_rodgersii_Asc014_20180918.jpg Caralluma rodgersii , sprawls around too much for my liking (as several other. Must try a su...
by jfabiao
Wed May 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Two-in-One Gasteria question
Replies: 3
Views: 2829

Re: Two-in-One Gasteria question

Hi, have you considered Gasteria disticha? Thank you. :) Your comment prompted me to do what I should have done in the first place: look it up in a proper book (in this case, van Jaarsfeld's). It seems that G. brachyphylla is distinguished from G. disticha by the smoothness of the leaves, and mine ...
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: 2239

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...