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by Mal L
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: A lovely clump of Mammillaria bocasana (Pink and yellow flowers on same plant)

It is a common plant and I doubt that you had it in mind to "show it" in the near future. To be honest I quite like it as it is, and if it was mine I would happily just repot it and enjoy the difference!
by Mal L
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus wrightiae
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Sclerocactus wrightiae

Possibly bad news from the USA if you happen to be a Wright Fishhook cactus! "The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management kicked off the start of the summer season with a recent announcement that off-road vehicles will be allowed near southern Utah’s Factory Butte, upending a 13-year ban th...
by Mal L
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: ID please

Hi, With that relatively thin stem, for a Trichocereus, and those very long, strong spines I would think it might be T.fulvilanatus. Suzanne I always thought that the proper spelling was T. fulvilanus , but I notice that when you google T. fulvilanatus you see references to what seems to be the sam...
by Mal L
Fri May 31, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus ID
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Notocactus ID

I would say Notocactus buiningii,or Parodia buiningii depending upon how you feel about the Notocactus / Parodia issue.
by Mal L
Wed May 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Squishy lophophora williamsii
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Squishy lophophora williamsii

If all mine looked like that I would be perfectly happy! They do have a habit of feeling a little spongy to the touch, but probably any cactus, being designed to soak up water when available and then lose it during an extended dry period, is likely to do so. The difference is that Lophophora is one ...
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: 467

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: 683

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: 1049

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: 5604

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: 574

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 ...