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by D^L
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter is coming
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Winter is coming

South Africa has a rich range of rainfall areas but this plant comes from a winter rainfall area. So it gets rain in winter - short days - and grows then. It does the same in the northern hemisphere - growing when the days are short.
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rimacactus laui
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Rimacactus laui

I've had very mixed germination results but on at least one occasion got about 50%.
Popped them on pereskiopsis and left them there. Need to regraft soon!
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: mealy bug remedy?
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: mealy bug remedy?

I think that the idea of eliminating pests like mealy bug from a collection is not realistic these days without an effective, truely systemic insecticide. The best we can do is control them. SB invigorator does an OK job for me but needs application regularly, for me every week or two. I think (with...
by D^L
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Facebook as a tool to support the BCSS
Replies: 75
Views: 9389

Re: Facebook as a tool to support the BCSS

Chez2 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:46 am
I would say that is a success.
I agree Cheryl!
by D^L
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Facebook as a tool to support the BCSS
Replies: 75
Views: 9389

Re: Facebook as a tool to support the BCSS

Thanks for those frank perspectives Chez2.
Experience of what is demonstrably good, or not, is valuable.
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Facebook as a tool to support the BCSS
Replies: 75
Views: 9389

Re: Facebook as a tool to support the BCSS

Having said that I don't expect to learn much, there are some interesting exchanges it there among the beginners questions. I argue that there is value in being on fb. Cheers David Lambie I am a member of several tropical / exotic plant growing Facebook groups. You would be surprised at the knowled...
by D^L
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tylecodon identity
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Tylecodon identity

Thanks. T. striatus is what I was thinking of. It certainly roots easily and does need pruning. :smile:
Yes it was labelled but that was between 1 and 2 decades ago! Somewhere along the road it has got lost :sad:
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tylecodon identity
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Tylecodon identity

HI all,
Any guidance on the identity of this Tylecodon? I got it from Ralph and I think I know the answer but I'd welcome confirmation!
A stunning beautiful succulent, outplays all those cacti :grin:
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
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by D^L
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Variation in size and marking
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Variation in size and marking

Low chance of flowers yet, but stranger things have happened! They still have immature "fissures". They are the narrow ones that seedlings have and will, with coming splits, grow right across the plant. Doesn't mean they absolutely won't flower, but does suggest they are still quite immature. Cheers...
by D^L
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc

What Chez2 said. It is awkward for photographers. However, with the technological opportunities today and the wide distribution of images on the web, there are responsibilities on a photographer who takes images where the subject is potentially identifyable. If they are not ifentifyable I understamd...