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by KathNightingale
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis
Replies: 12
Views: 5784

Re: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis

Back at the end of April I decided to remove most of the pereskiopsis, leaving about a centimetre of it, with the pediocactus knowltonii attached to the top. My decision was made for me, because the pereskiopsis succumbed to scale insect damage which had also attacked some of my gymnocalyciums, echi...
by KathNightingale
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery haworthia
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Mystery haworthia

The plant is over 35 years old - it was given to me when I used to go to Northants Branch meetings, but I don't remember who gave it to me. It hasn't grown much - the photo is only a little bigger than life size. I keep it in my porch, which is south facing and double glazed, so it can get very hot ...
by KathNightingale
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery haworthia
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Mystery haworthia

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by KathNightingale
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery haworthia
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Mystery haworthia

I am sorting through my plants and have discovered an old label in a mystery haworthia which says Haworthia Lapostelle "Cecil Gilbert". I can't find any information about it. Does anyone know anything about this plant :?:
by KathNightingale
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis
Replies: 12
Views: 5784

Re: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis

Referring to my previous posts I hope I am not tempting fate by saying that the pediocactus has survived the winter. I've not started watering yet. I have decided to trim the length of the pereskiopsis as the plant looks very much like a lollipop, keeping the pediocactus on the graft as it is. When ...
by KathNightingale
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis
Replies: 12
Views: 5784

Re: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis

Thanks, Alan and Diane. I think I'll wait until spring and see what happens. If I manage to get the plant(s) through winter I might get the scalpel out then. If I'm brave enough!

Kath
by KathNightingale
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis
Replies: 12
Views: 5784

Re: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis

I've just taken over as Secretary of the Luton Branch. I hope I won't let them down!
With regards to the Pediocactus, so far it looks fine, but the leaves have dropped off the Pereskiopsis. Is it supposed to do that?
by KathNightingale
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis
Replies: 12
Views: 5784

Re: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis

Hi, Conolady
Just realised my last post might have sounded a bit condescending - I didn't mean it to.
I'm certainly new to the Forum - this wasn't around the last time I was a member!
Thanks for your welcome - hope to hear from you again sometime.
by KathNightingale
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis
Replies: 12
Views: 5784

Re: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis

I'm not exactly new - I first joined the National Cactus and Succulent Society back in the 70's. I was a member and Press Officer of the Northampton Branch. After moving to Stevenage when our son was only 3 I'm afraid I rather neglected my plants and lost quite a lot of them, but a few hardy souls h...
by KathNightingale
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis
Replies: 12
Views: 5784

Re: Pediocactus knowltonii grafted on Pereskiopsis

Thanks for the advice, Juster. I have potted up the plant in a compost suitable for the pereskiopsis, but I haven't watered it yet. The plant is now in my greenhouse enjoying some sunshine. I have positioned it near the door, furthest away from the heater, so hopefully both halves will be happy.