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by D^L
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Limp Christmas Cactus
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Limp Christmas Cactus

I agree almost emtorely with esp. These forest cacti like humid conditions and much more water than the desert ones. It looks like the roots aren't thete or are not working. If the radiator in on they will struggle with the dry heat. If that is largely seramis as soil it will need to be kept damp. C...
by D^L
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld out today
Replies: 23
Views: 2039

Re: CactusWorld out today

My inserts are rather battered and a bit torn.
Not personnally worried but just some feedback to distribution.
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How long can rooted plants...
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: How long can rooted plants...

That is right. I leave cacti and succulents dry for some time after repotting. Inevitably there is some damage to the roots and best to let them heal before water. At this time of year in the UK I wouldn't water until I start the others, so that is likely to be weeks, though it does depend on how bi...
by D^L
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BEF pots
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: BEF pots

Having the "right" shape and size of pot to fit in the spaces in the gteenhouse is great. But as mentioned above I hope we are using the chemistry for the plastics. I may be confused by the complex ownership history but if Andrews are producing them, are they injecting with a modern-day disposable p...
by D^L
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus flowering periods
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Cactus flowering periods

Nick_G wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:44 pm
I would expect to have at least one species of Turbinicarpus in flower pretty much 12 months of the year.
I agree, but Turbinicarpus is a much bigger genus today than it was in the early '60s :smile:
Thanks for the scans, interesting!
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Born to Die- Agave
Replies: 13
Views: 1558

Re: Born to Die- Agave

Do agaves come from root cuttings? Might be worth trying one on the "green" side.
by D^L
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Born to Die- Agave
Replies: 13
Views: 1558

Re: Born to Die- Agave

I assumed this would just be a picture of a flower stem.☺
I notice one of the leaves has already given up the ghost. Are the variegated leaves shorter lived?
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plant Id
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Plant Id

I agree with the Melocactus.
The first is a Stapelia, perhaps grandiflora.
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria ID help please
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Mammillaria ID help please

For me it is a Mammillaria. Strong tuberles, no evidence of a groove on the top and I think you csn see some hairs in between the tubercles, in the axils.
I won't guess the species.
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 5951

Re: Top dressing for succulents

Great, thanks Peter. Do you have a reference for the UC Davis work you refer to? Would be great to read it.
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol