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by Mal L
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 8
Views: 2936

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: 633

Re: Mammillaria ID please

Maybe candida?
by Mal L
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Two New Cacti To Identify.
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Two New Cacti To Identify.

Possibly two different forms of Thelocactus macdowellii?
by Mal L
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help, please to ID these three Garden centre cacti
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Help, please to ID these three Garden centre cacti

1. looks like the more white-spined form of Echinocactus grusonii , which seems to be becoming more common these days. 2. probably is a Parodia / Notocactus but I am no expert on these, and hesitate to go any further! 3. Definitely not a Rebutia as it has tubercles. Probably the cultivar of Mammilla...
by Mal L
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Gasteraloe care question
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: Gasteraloe care question

It always used to happen with my plant of Gasteraloe cv. Wonder, but no other plants. It always looked unsightly (much worse than yours eventually), and in the end I gave up with it. Maybe it is particularly susceptible to whatever fungal infection it is.
by Mal L
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe label question
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Aloe label question

I am making an educated guess that the ES refers to Ernst Specks who ran a Continental nursery (Germany?) called Exotica, which specialised in "other succulents", and I believe closed down fairly recently. If correct, then the number could be his collection number (did he himself collect?) or possib...
by Mal L
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Spectacular late flower show
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Spectacular late flower show

Ali Baba wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:16 pm

My plants are usually open still the next day which makes taking their picture easier (see left!)
An interesting observation, and a clear difference between our plants as the flowers on mine have always noticeably deteriorated by the next morning.
by Mal L
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Spectacular late flower show
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Spectacular late flower show

This year my largest Arthrocereus (Pygmaeocereus) bylesianus put on its best ever, nocturnal flower show (excuse the quality of the photos taken in poor indoor light at midnight!). 10 out of its 11 buds opened the same night with their very characteristic fragrance. Synchrony between plants is amazi...
by Mal L
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: NATIONAL 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Re: NATIONAL 2020

I guess that wherever it is, it will always be better for some and worse for others. Milton Keynes is still very distant for me, but at least it does offer the possibility of getting there, and back, by train within a day (especially as I can very happily miss any of MK's recommended shopping experi...
by Mal L
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Might have to stay up tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Might have to stay up tonight

Eric, your plant is identical to what I have as T. pachanoi, though mine has not flowered yet.