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by D^L
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BEF pots
Replies: 15
Views: 932

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: 377

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: 868

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: 868

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: 430

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: 474

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: 3785

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
by D^L
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3785

Re: Top dressing for succulents

I have always assumed that angular grit and "sharp sand" tend to pack with larger gaps round them than spheres do, but I don't know any experimemtal evidence that shows that; so if you turn some up Ralph, would be interesting. I feel that much of our "knowledge" about how to grow is anecdotal and th...
by D^L
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3785

Re: Top dressing for succulents

One really good point for newbies is that when we talk of "cat litter" we mean one specific type. There are many types made of paper or other media that do not retain their structure over the years we expect a succulent to be in a pot. The principle brand in UK is no longer made but there are others...
by D^L
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First time lithops grower question
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: First time lithops grower question

No problem with questions, ask away! I agree with jhb, leave them dry and the leaf pairs you can see will dry up. This will take away the white mark. If it is getting taller you need to think about the amount of light they get, perhaps they need more light. Yes no water while this happens start agai...