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by KeithG
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 11
Views: 748

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............ DSC_0766.JPG The first of the other two flower spikes has started to bloom now.............. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1923/45107006862_e94a4babfe_b.jpg Echeveria cante ...
by KeithG
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pachyphytum or Pachyveria id please
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Pachyphytum or Pachyveria id please

'Dark Red' rings a bell! So Pachyveria 'Blue Mist' it may well be. Thank you (tu)

To be honest it has suffered a summer of abuse as it ended up behind my pots of Ismene and Hedychium. I only discovered it the other day when I moved the Ismene into the greenhouse to dry out for the winter.
by KeithG
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unnamed Displays of Cactus
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Unnamed Displays of Cactus

I have a GC near me that sells a good selection of labelled cacti and succulents at poverty prices. Sadly on more than one occasion I've spotted bored brats pulling the labels out quickly followed by frantic parents poking them back into a pot - any pot will do!
by KeithG
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pachyphytum or Pachyveria id please
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Pachyphytum or Pachyveria id please

When I bought this it was tagged as Pachyphytum something or other but I've lost the label. However, I'm now wondering if it may be a Pachyveria. It's a bit of an ask I know but here are a few snaps.............. DSC_1551.jpg DSC_1554.JPG DSC_1555.JPG DSC_1552.JPG Thanks in anticipation (tu)
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: 590

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: 11
Views: 1626

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: 565

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: 298

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: 298

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: 11
Views: 748

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............
DSC_0766.JPG