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by BrianMc
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus ID?
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Echinocereus ID?

I agree with Mike.
Of the plants you name only E.fendleri v.rectispinus would have spines that long.
by BrianMc
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops sowing Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Lithops sowing Solved

Yes I too have found that Dinteranthus vanzylii can be unpredictable. But I have noticed that if it is sown under the same conditions as Lithops it can be a little slow. If given a higher temperature it germinates better and quicker.
by BrianMc
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Conophytum

Well being a bit further north than all participants in this thread so far I have had my best results sowing in February. February weather in the West of Scotland is probably comparable to Terry’s conditions in January. That does not mean you can’t have success growing at other times and I have sown...
by BrianMc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe richaudii flowering
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Aloe richaudii flowering

Congratulations Philippe!

Is that the first time it has flowered for you?
I hope you kept other clones so that you will be able to produce some seed eventually.
(tu)
by BrianMc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops sowing Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Lithops sowing Solved

Very neat set up. Good luck with those. I am just about ready to start sowing some here too. Although I have successfully sown Conophytum and other mesembs in late summer early autumn I prefer to sow the sphaeroid mesembs from February to April. I find that is the best time in order to use natural l...
by BrianMc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: MSG Bulletin
Replies: 62
Views: 3292

Re: MSG Bulletin

My bulletin came yesterday. A fantastic seed list ....again!
Now my seed order is safely in the post I can relax and read the rest of the issue :grin:
by BrianMc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Argyroderma testiculare
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Argyroderma testiculare

I have been growing argyroderma for years. Dead easy from seed and in my experience, one of the fastest mesembryanthemum to germinate. Often on the second and third day. My oldest plants were sown in 1984. Having said that, I have only flowered my plants once. That was the autumn /winter of 2013, wh...
by BrianMc
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Not the most spectacular display
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Not the most spectacular display

That’s about the best that I have achieved this far north under natural conditions
by BrianMc
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Hello all

Judging by the diameter of the Sharpie and your plant at its thickest points I don’t think that it could possibly be an aporocactus. Which naturally trails and is a standard diameter throughout its length. I am of the opinion(especially when taking into account the arrangement of growth at the base ...
by BrianMc
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from West Oxon
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Hello from West Oxon

Welcome to the forum Keith. You have grown some lovely plants. I’m particularly glad you posted the Tacca, it’s amazing. I came across this in a seed catalogue just the other day and was tempted to give it a go. Luckily, for me I read you post and can now make the judgement call that it wouldn’t fit...

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