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by jfabiao
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Carpobritus identification
Replies: 8
Views: 296

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: 641

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: 641

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: 61
Views: 2514

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: 61
Views: 2514

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: 1795

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: 1904

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: 3
Views: 1795

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: 1904

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: 798

Re: flowering Kalanchoes

Very nice, Philippe. :)