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by D^L
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gasteria ID, please
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Gasteria ID, please

HI, I got this Gasteria from a local garden shop. It is vigourous and I like the white spotting and prominent keels on the leaves. I'd be grateful for help with identifying it. Is it obvious what its affinities are? Do I assume it is likely to be a hybrid? Cheers David Lambie Bristol IMG_5562_sml2.j...
by D^L
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops nameing
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Lithops nameing

C083 is an urikosensis so it might be a poorly written label. Given the name confusion I'd just grow it and enjoy. There is debate about the value of "c" numbers these days anyway, since the plants are so many generations from the original collections and there are likely to have been a nu...
by D^L
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New Chairman
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: New Chairman

Yes, congratulations to Ian!
by D^L
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: So called Easter and Christmas cactus
Replies: 19
Views: 774

Re: So called Easter and Christmas cactus

It's what I do, certainly.
David Lambie
by D^L
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: So called Easter and Christmas cactus
Replies: 19
Views: 774

Re: So called Easter and Christmas cactus

I would just note that Easter cacti are usually ascribed to the genus Hatiora these days. You will often see them labelled as such. However, the latest DNA (I know of) puts the species that formed the hybrids and cultivars in Schlumbergera. If this tells me anything it is that I don't worry too much...
by D^L
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: MSG seeds.
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: MSG seeds.

Ditto, Mine just arrived and I got all I asked for!
Excellent species and service. Shows the advantages of dealing with an enthusiasts' society rather than, for instance, eBay.
Cheers
David Lambie
by D^L
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yucca endlichiana, will it die?
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Yucca endlichiana, will it die?

I've just sown them as any other cactus/succulent seed and had good results - nothing special. All my seed were from Mesa Garden.
Cheers
David Lambie
by D^L
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Need help with locality data Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Need help with locality data Solved

I may be reading too much into too little, but if you are interested in mesembs and these are Harry Hall, Petr Pavelka, Steve Brack and Steve Hammer, I'm not sure how much Ralph's database has on these collectors. I always find the Mesa Garden seedlists quite informative for these.
Cheers
David Lambie
by D^L
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which Fertilizer?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Which Fertilizer?

Great minds, remember: certainly not fools. :-)
by D^L
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which Fertilizer?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Which Fertilizer?

I use 40ml of 5% vinegar in 10l of tap water. BUT 2/3 to 3/4 of this is consumed by the "hardness" in the water and does not directly change pH. So the amount needed is strongly affected by the water quality. I would try it out with your water and a pond pH kit or calibrated litmus. Annoyi...

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