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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: 922

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: 611

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?
by cactuspip
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cracking open
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Cracking open

They are looking really good.
by cactuspip
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Albuca spiralis
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: Albuca spiralis

I acquired an Albuca Spirialis in May, at a branch meeting. It was in flower at the time with a flower spike of 8 flowers. It recently put out fresh leaves and another flower spike.
by cactuspip
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What’s in a Name?!
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: What’s in a Name?!

Another problem is there are "splitters" and "lumpers". Splitters tend to see every small variation in plants as the evidence to give separate names and so salami-chop species to give a plethora of names. Lumpers take an opposite view and seek to allow for natural variation in nature to reduce the n...
by cactuspip
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Gymnocalycium spegazzinii
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: A Gymnocalycium spegazzinii

It's one of those species we can't provide the same growing conditions for in cultivation, more's the pity!
by cactuspip
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A couple of Astros with different-coloured flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: A couple of Astros with different-coloured flowers

Very, very nice. And the bodies aren't too shabby either!
by cactuspip
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Gymnocalycium spegazzinii
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: A Gymnocalycium spegazzinii

I would tend to agree with Terry.

It certainly has the potential to be pretty spectacular when it achieves a good size.
by cactuspip
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting Sulcorebutia pups
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Rooting Sulcorebutia pups

What you are trying to achieve is moisture around the bottom to encourage roots, but not to be wet and so to encourage rotting.
by cactuspip
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting Sulcorebutia pups
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Rooting Sulcorebutia pups

Assuming you are quite happy that any wounds they might have are well calloused over I would put them in a nice open compost mixture and keep it moist, not wet. I generally find they will take a few weeks to root down. The larger one might be quicker as it has already started to look to produce root...