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by rodsmith
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Is this root mealy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Is this root mealy?

Cactusgirl wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:16 am
What temperature do root mealy bugs die out (if they do) and the upper plant mealy bugs?
I wish! :???:
by rodsmith
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Welcome to the forum, Cheryl - and both of you to the society.
by rodsmith
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: blight on lophophora
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: blight on lophophora

MikeDom wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Keep it dry above 10 degrees over winter and start watering carefully from about April as the weather warms up.
Mine has happily coped with winter temperatures down to 3 deg C without any problem over several winters. I agree that the plant should be kept dry in winter.
by rodsmith
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Is this root mealy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Is this root mealy?

I agree with habanerocat. His photos show classic signs of root mealy bug. Clusters of white fluffy powdery deposits with individual grey/white mealy bugs prominent as well.
by rodsmith
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Devon
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Hello from Devon

Welcome to the forum, conolady. Don't worry about the photo orientation. We get them all ways on the forum. It seems to be a particular problem with iphones.
by rodsmith
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Autumn offerings in the greenhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Autumn offerings in the greenhouse

Nice specimens Ernie. Sorry I can't identify the Trichodiadema.
by rodsmith
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

This is a credit to all the volunteers who work at Winterbourne. My wife and I visited the collection several years ago with Northampton & Milton Keynes branch and judging from the photos it looks as good as ever, especially with some of the plants in flower. Thanks for posting these photos, Christi...
by rodsmith
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unlabelled recent purchase help needed! - prob. mammillaria
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Unlabelled recent purchase help needed! - poss rebutia??

It looks more like a mammillaria to me but the species eludes me - there are so many.
by rodsmith
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: blight on lophophora
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: blight on lophophora

It doesn't look good. If it is continuing to progress I think I would do as you suggest and remove one of the pups. It is not an ideal time to root offshoots but you might find that it already has some roots. Leave it to callous then put it on some porous substrate containing little if any moisture....
by rodsmith
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I have some more
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Please can I have some more

Lovely flower - well done to catch it before it closed. The plant looks in very good condition.