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by cactuspip
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Should a Gymnocalycium flower from the side?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Should a Gymnocalycium flower from the side?

Generally they flower from the areoles near the top, but some species flower from lower down. It is not unusual for them to put out the odd flower like yours is doing.
by cactuspip
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: G.Horstii ssp. Buenekeri in Flower
Replies: 4
Views: 468

G.Horstii ssp. Buenekeri in Flower

I noticed this plant doing its stuff this morning so I thought I would share it online.

I find the salmon pink flowers of this subspecies particularly attractive.
by cactuspip
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Matucana Oreodoxa Roseiflora
Replies: 1
Views: 307

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: 690

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: 690

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: 499

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: 434

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: 1098

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: 1141

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: 1141

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.