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by cactuspip
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: George Hollis, FBCSS
Replies: 3
Views: 416

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: 705

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: 705

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: 1286

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: 878

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: 467

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: 2522

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: 1318

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: 1272

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: 747

Re: A couple of Astros with different-coloured flowers

Very, very nice. And the bodies aren't too shabby either!