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by cactuspip
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Matucana Oreodoxa Roseiflora
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Matucana Oreodoxa Roseiflora

My plant started flowering yesterday, but I've only managed to take a photograph just now.

It certainly lives up to its specific name.
by cactuspip
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees

I bow to your greater knowledge Diane, HOWEVER when you have 12 or more in a 3" diameter pot they destroy roots by their tunnelling.
I have lost at least 1 plant from this sort of damage.
by cactuspip
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees

This is the time of year when you find bees in your greenhouse that don't seem interested in the flowers. These are leaf-cutter bees. They excavate a tunnel into the soil in a plant pot, line it with cut pieces of leaf and lay their grub inside. when the grub is ready they eat the roots of the plant...
by cactuspip
Thu May 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowering Today
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Flowering Today

Got a nice surprise just now. This caught my eye when I went in my greenhouse.

It is Matucana (Oreodoxa) Rebutiflora. Clear to see where the specific name come from.
by cactuspip
Wed May 15, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Didymaotis Lapidiformis
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Didymaotis Lapidiformis

I have tried raising this species from seed in the past, but always failed to get any germination. I now have a rather different problem. My latest attempt has germinated like mustard and cress! Knowing the reputation of this species I am appealing for any suggestions/advice on what I need to do to ...
by cactuspip
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: George Hollis, FBCSS
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: George Hollis, FBCSS

I was very sad to here the news about George yesterday. Dartford Branch was 50 years old last year and George was indeed one of the founding members. George was always very generous with his plants and his vast knowledge. When I was getting my collection of Conophytums going he invited me round. I e...
by cactuspip
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christmas Conophytum
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Christmas Conophytum

Unfortunately I only have the one plant.

It was obtained from Chris Rodgerson in 2000. My records show a collection number - SB633
by cactuspip
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christmas Conophytum
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Christmas Conophytum

I don't have a Christmas Cactus, but this Conophytum always flowers for me at this time of year.

I'm sure it is nowhere near as popular.

It is C. Smorenskaduense from Smorgenskadu Farm.
by cactuspip
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Good show of flowers from my giant cactus
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: Good show of flowers from my giant cactus

It's looking really terrific, Paul.

Just goes to show what is possible.
by cactuspip
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What should be the fate of my damaged Echinopsis?
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: What should be the fate of my damaged Echinopsis?

It really depends on whether you will be able to pass on the resulting plants or not.

You may not have space problems at the moment, but you won't want a collection that is all the same plant.

Once you are successful with the offsets will you really need to keep original plant?