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by MikeDom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Removing ants from plant pots by soaking
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: Removing ants from plant pots by soaking

el48tel wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Update
Since my earlier post, my daughter has tried diatomaceous earth around some mealy bug infested plants ... they definitely don't like it and die!
Thank you, yes, one for the future as the current problem is solved. Permethrin has come to the rescue in this case.
by MikeDom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowers for Succulentophiles
Replies: 46
Views: 2798

Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Euphorbia flaganii putting on a show today.
by MikeDom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea Elephantipes Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Dioscorea Elephantipes Solved

To misquote Paul Hogan: “That’s not flat, this is flat!”
by MikeDom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pachypodium mikea???
Replies: 26
Views: 2622

Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Hi Nick, These are the 2 that came my way. Despite having been watered regularly for the past 5 months, they have proved to be very stubborn in producing leaves. It is only in the last fortnight that the first one has started to produce leaves. It looked similar to the second one and then suddenly p...
by MikeDom
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Not the usual inhabitant
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Not the usual inhabitant

I noticed a frequent visitor to my Myrmecodia beccarii - Ant Plant to those unfamiliar with this species. They are difficult to grow as it is, but there is a flying insect that visits every few minutes and appears to go under the plant, the same entry point every time and gets very annoyed if you tu...
by MikeDom
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Removing ants from plant pots by soaking
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Removing ants from plant pots by soaking

I have a large Pachypodium planted in pumice/coir in which ants appear to have set up a nest There are no sap feeding insects on the plant itself so I think it was targeted because the substrate tends to be on the dry side. As this is a show plant, taking it to a show isn't an option until the ants ...
by MikeDom
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Diatomaceous Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Diatomaceous Earth

Eric Williams wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Hi Mike, I also use these plants to catch fruit flies etc, very effective too. Re a little scorch on leaf tips, my plants are also gone very pale. Would this be sun problems ? Cheers
Hi Eric, yes, sunscorch, just put them in a more shaded position and they should recover
by MikeDom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Diatomaceous Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Diatomaceous Earth

Hi Herts Mike , Oh my goodness ! An Insectivorous plant that's an awesome idea! :grin: I ,ve just got to try that ! lol ! :lol: I would recommend the sticky flypapers and Pinguicula moranensis var. caudata is especially good because you end up with a 6" diameter surface area. They are prolific scia...
by MikeDom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting miniature offsets of Larryleachia
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Rooting miniature offsets of Larryleachia

Happy to oblige. Cuttings are dipped in rooting hormone and left to dry for 1-2 days, no need to leave for a week or more as some purists suggest. I've not had a cutting rot on me yet. Rooting medium is pure coarse sand. Insert cutting, water till wet, Water in the same way when the sand has dried o...