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by KeithG
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What has happened to my Aloes?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: What has happened to my Aloes?

As a newbie I am certainly no expert but is it possible that the plants were badly weakened over the winter and have just taken a long time to die? I lost a couple of noid thin leaved Aloe over the summer in a similar manner and that was what I have put it down to as they never really got going at a...
by KeithG
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Albuca spiralis
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Albuca spiralis

Despite it supposedly being winter/spring blooming mine is in bloom again.............. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/43502721244_8b5f3f887c_b.jpg Albuca spiralis by longk48 , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1864/43314660105_e562dbb0d6_b.jpg Albuca spiralis by longk48 , on Flickr
by KeithG
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe id (if possible)
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Aloe id (if possible)

Last year I was given a smallish Aloe by the owner of a nursery that was closing down. I overwintered it in a cold greenhouse and come the spring I repotted it and took some divisions. Anyway, it has grown like beejayzus but if possible I would like an id. DSC_0771.JPG DSC_0774.JPG DSC_0775.JPG If y...
by KeithG
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Echeveria Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Some Echeveria Questions

Thank you Diane (tu) The second question, yes they can be propagated from flower spikes - it looks as though yours has developed pups. This can be quite a good method of propagation, a flower spike laid on a gritty compost mix may root and develop babies from the small leaf bracts on the stem. So ra...
by KeithG
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Echeveria Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Some Echeveria Questions

I have some questions about some of my Echeveria. One question relates to the first two Echeveria - are these flower spikes or new rosettes? DSC_0777.JPG DSC_0778.JPG DSC_0779.JPG DSC_0776.JPG DSC_0780.JPG DSC_0782.JPG DSC_0781.JPG The next question relates to this broken flower spike that I picked ...
by KeithG
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Echeveria cante

It's probably a bit late in the season for them to come to anything but there are two new flower spikes emerging............
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by KeithG
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Echeveria cante

Thank you all for your comments (tu) It lives in an unheated greenhouse all year. In the winter I have a very large tupperware tub where it goes when it gets arctic, maybe with bubble wrap over it as well as I did during the 'beast from the east'. As said by another poster, I gradually introduce wat...
by KeithG
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Turbinicarpus lophophoroides
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Turbinicarpus lophophoroides

What an excellent photograph sir (tu)
by KeithG
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Echeveria cante

I know that Echeveria cante is not rare but it is stunningly beautiful. As mine has just started to bloom I thought that I would start a tread off for it............. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1796/42282080600_16ae41e8a7_c.jpg Echeveria cante by longk48 , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.co...
by KeithG
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: This is a first (for me) - seed pods
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

I'm assuming that as the seed pods are long and thin that they are the 'exploding' type?

Just harvested seed from the Parodia mamulosa but that produced seed last year as well. I've also spotted a few volunteer seedlings in my Echeveria pulvinata pot but that's not a first either.