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by 3bears
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mealy bug eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: Mealy bug eggs

sounds like you will never get rid of them. if it was my plant, i would take some clean cuttings and throw the infested part away. much better than going though multiple pesticide apps and failures.
by 3bears
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help! What Disease Have I Got?
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: Help! What Disease Have I Got?

spider mites are very easily observable with a magnifier. you can see them with the naked eye also, and they move. if you don't see them, it's not spider mites. like spiders, they spin web if undisturbed. i do not find them to be a problem and blast them away with hose spray.
by 3bears
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christies
Replies: 14
Views: 2477

Re: Christies

here's another from the site diane provided:
http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/carl-sp ... ngs-276096
by 3bears
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mealy Bug/Whitefly
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Mealy Bug/Whitefly

whitefly is definitely flies: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ftlauderdale.crittercontrol.com/userfiles/image/Whitefly.jpg&imgrefurl=http://ftlauderdale.crittercontrol.com/residentialservices/ficuswhitefly.html&h=450&w=640&sz=98&tbnid=4lu5_2qGndit-M:&tbnh=85&tbnw=121&zoom=1&usg=__b9v9t85F...
by 3bears
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: pachypodium
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: pachypodium

highland.hermit wrote:what do i do to encourage the caudex to get bigger?
you can double the stem size this year if you keep it continously in about 1" of water. i kept mine in a bird bath one summer. they are glutenous drinkers.
by 3bears
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Succulent ID please

pachypodium succulentum
by 3bears
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ECHINOCEREUS seedings sudden dispear after one night..
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: ECHINOCEREUS seedings sudden dispear after one night..

do you see little black gnats flying around them? scarid flies/maggots attack seedlings. in any event, i would ventilate them immediately, try to get some breeze blowing over them. pick out the dead with tweezers. could be a classic case of damping off. time is of the essence here, you could lose th...
by 3bears
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?
Replies: 132
Views: 113836

Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulen

Julie wrote:I go away for ages and when I come back this thread is still at the top!
hahaha! now that's funny.

look at my spider mites!
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by 3bears
Sat May 11, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus Compost
Replies: 16
Views: 3542

Re: Cactus Compost

i agree with dave and ralph here. compost is a highly controversial subject, while many different ones work well. my current fav is about 3/4 perlite and 1/4 fine vermiculite. sometime i substitute commercial peat based potting soil for the vermiculite. this produces an extremely light airy mix whic...
by 3bears
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cold effects
Replies: 26
Views: 2824

Re: Cold effects

i think they have turned red from bright light, this is the time of year you have to be careful of sunburn. when trees get leaves, there is more shade and the green color should return.