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by Hedge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: To shade or not to shade.....
Replies: 50
Views: 5745

Re: To shade or not to shade.....

Also in habitat, shade may be provided for some of the day, day lengths nearer the equator are shorter than our long summer days and you always get a breeze
by Hedge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: To shade or not to shade.....
Replies: 50
Views: 5745

Re: To shade or not to shade.....

The sun through glass concentrates the effect of the infra red and removes some of the uv. Uv would naturally stimulate the protective mechanisms. The heat is what does the damage. That’s why moving air is so important. Air us rarely still in the great outdoors.
by Hedge
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Vote for us.
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: Vote for us.

Voted!
by Hedge
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Crassula sarcocaulis - or not
Replies: 34
Views: 5229

Re: Crassula sarcocaulis - or not

I have grown the garden variety of C sarcocaulis and it had brown woody stems which were definitely not succulent, and pink flowers. It didn't look like your photograph.
by Hedge
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pachyphytum identification
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Pachyphytum identification

thank you
by Hedge
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pachyphytum identification
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Pachyphytum identification

Can anyone recommend a key for Pachyphytum identification either in a book or on line, please?
by Hedge
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Epiphyllum question
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Epiphyllum question

It depends how cold it is whether they stay out all winter. I do give them a dry rest over winter, if it goes below 5C in the greenhouse they go in a sunny spare room window, unheated, about 10-15 C. I will try tomato feed later in the year as you suggest. When do you stop/start, please, Carl?
by Hedge
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Epiphyllum question
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Epiphyllum question

I have three Epiphyllum hybrids, all from Tony R at the last BCSS General Show in 2012, and they are all roughly the same size. They are kept in identical conditions, watered and fed the same, but only Cornish Cream has ever flowered. Can anyone suggest why?
by Hedge
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gymno id required please
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Gymno id required please

cactuspip wrote:G. Multiflorum is an old (1845) name for the description of a single habitat plant in a collection in Stockwell, London.

The older (1838) name is G. Monvillei and so has precedence. (Information from G. Charles' excellent book.)
Thank you for the clarification
by Hedge
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gymno id required please
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Gymno id required please

Greenlarry wrote:I'm sure I've seen these 2 pictures today on Facebook somewhere


And why not?
What's your point, Larry? You know me on Facebook, so no surprise