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by cactuspip
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 3029

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

I used to use Phostrogen, but I got fed up with it absorbing moisture in the air and becoming a horrible mess in the packet.
I converted over to using Chempak 8 a year or so ago and the improvement in appearance and growth of my plants has been dramatic.

I would never go back to Phostrogen now.
by cactuspip
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Nice flower for a black cactus
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Nice flower for a black cactus

Berchtii is definitely one of the best of the more recent introductions. The combination of the grey-black body and the large off-white flower is hard to beat.
by cactuspip
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Disappointed

Detlev,

I would be extremely pleased to receive a cutting or two from you.

I would be happy to pay for the cutting(s) and also the postage costs, of course.
by cactuspip
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unknown Epiphyllum
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Unknown Epiphyllum

Thank you, gentlemen.

Muchos Gracias!
by cactuspip
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unknown Epiphyllum
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Unknown Epiphyllum

I acquired this plant from someone moving away from the area.

Anybody able to provide any I.D. clues?
by cactuspip
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Disappointed

It has never been found again anywhere near the location given for it, so it is something of an anomaly.

It should be subsumed under Monvillei, but it is such a distinctive plant when in flower that it deserves a place in any Gymnocalycium collection.
by cactuspip
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum fowering already - is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Conophytum fowering already - is this normal?

A couple of photos of possible interest.
by cactuspip
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Disappointed

I grew the plant pictured from seed back in the 90's. As you can see it is not what it was supposed to be. A true G.Schuetzianum FR430 should have really beautiful PINK flowers. This just has the standard G.Monvillei WHITE flowers. I am disappointed, but also very pleased with the plant's floral dis...
by cactuspip
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Watering
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Watering

I would agree Mike. I think that my South American species will be happy to receive more water e.g. Oroyas, Matucanas and Gymnocalycium. It is very much a question, to me, of whether they are in a position to utilise the water. In 1976 I was finishing University and hadn't started collecting C &...
by cactuspip
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum fowering already - is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Conophytum fowering already - is this normal?

I noticed there was a C. Frutescens with a flower open in the greenhouse this morning.

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