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by Mal L
Sat May 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's the collective noun for a group of Strombocactus?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: What's the collective noun for a group of Strombocactus?

Too many!
But if you want to rectify that I can give you my address :lol:
by Mal L
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A curious case of lost areoles!
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: A curious case of lost areoles!

I doubt that there is anything to worry about Alex. The area where the spine clusters have come off seems to be undamaged and perfectly healthy. Probably they were initially loosened during the initial plant drop, and/or during your cutting off of the top for re-rooting. As the cutting rooted, took ...
by Mal L
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Is rebutia perplexa self furtile? Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Is rebutia perplexa self furtile? Solved

It is always worth pointing out that if you have more than one Rebutia species, and if pollinators are present, then cross pollination and hybridisation can readily occur in this genus. Being self-fertile does not rule out hybridisation. So unless you, on behalf of the plant, takes precautions then ...
by Mal L
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seeds Sown
Replies: 40
Views: 4948

Re: Seeds Sown

I concur with all the above comments about safety. Having worked with concentrated sulphuric acid in laboratories I would honestly not advise obtaining, storing and handling this acid in a domestic context. Yes, it may indeed work, but it is not worth the potential risks just for the sake of increas...
by Mal L
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium leaf problem - help please
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Aeonium leaf problem - help please

I would guess either scorch or mollusc grazing. If the former then the damage is done, no treatment is necessary (except protect from a recurrence of the unseasonal temp. and sun recently), and eventually the damaged leaves will dry up and drop, as they do anyway. If snail/slug grazing then you may ...
by Mal L
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pots..
Replies: 25
Views: 3502

Re: Pots..

Chris,
Are the round BEF pots listed the "standard" depth ones or the shallower "dwarf" ones?
by Mal L
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Columns
Replies: 12
Views: 1867

Re: Columns

If it didn't come with a name then I would hesitate, with such a relatively small plant, to give it a Haageocereus tag, as it may possibly be a Weberbauerocereus.
by Mal L
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 71
Views: 8810

Re: Time for a name change?

I would stick with CactusWorld too (unless after a "Brexit" we have to change to CactusIsland)
by Mal L
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 10
Views: 6368

Re: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa

Check its roots! Haworthias have a habit of occasionally losing their roots if cultivation conditions are not optimal, and then re-growing them again. During this period the plant firstly loses its ability to grow (no roots), and then expends all its energy on re-growing roots rather than growing ab...
by Mal L
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Mammillaria ID please

Maybe candida?