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by iann
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another mesemb ID
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Another mesemb ID

Keys out quite well to Bergernathus nanus, but that seems unlikely. Assuming something common, perhaps B. (Hereroa) glenensis.
by iann
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: SumiSoil
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: SumiSoil

From the blurb, it sounds comparable to cat litter or other clay granules, but made from a different material. You could try it on its own if that's the way you want to grow, or use it as part of a soil mix. It sounds like it absorbs a lot of water, but then so does cat litter and that works well.
by iann
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Who needs sun ...
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Who needs sun ...

Diane wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:32 pm
Not fair! Your flowers are bigger than mine...
Maybe my plant is smaller?
by iann
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Variation in size and marking
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Variation in size and marking

No hope. This is one of the slowest species to reach flowering size. Apart from anything else, most L. pseudotruncatella have either flowered already or are at least showing buds by now. This one was sown in early 2008 and flowered in summer 2011, about the best you should expect. Some other species...
by iann
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meet the Homalocephalas
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Meet the Homalocephalas

One splash of water shouldn't do any harm, especially E. parryi. Just don't let them sit in soggy soil. They are nowhere near as touchy as Sclerocactus. Just that E. polycephalus isn't going to grow in summer and trying to make it is going to end in tears. Looked at a different way, failing to make ...
by iann
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Big-flowered Copiapoa
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Big-flowered Copiapoa

Copiapoa grandiflora by name, Copiapoa grandiflora by nature
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This one would have looked even more impressive if you could tell there were three flowers
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by iann
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Who needs sun ...
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Who needs sun ...

... when you have Mammillaria blossfeldiana brightening up the place.
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by iann
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meet the Homalocephalas
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Meet the Homalocephalas

H. texensis isn't hard to grow with fairly standard methods. This particular plant always seems like it is a bit stressed in the sun, but it keeps on getting bigger. E. polycephalus is the one people have trouble with. You need to remember that it only grows for about two months of the year, say Mar...
by iann
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meet the Homalocephalas
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Meet the Homalocephalas

I do like to grow unusual plants and things that have a reputation for being difficult. Sometimes it works out, sometimes not. I kill plenty of plants, some deliberately testing limits and trying odd things, some accidentally when I know better, some for no apparent reason. Coincidentally, I noticed...
by iann
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops dinteri
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Lithops dinteri

Ssp multipunctata is certainly supposed to have more prominent markings, even to be larger. The only one I have is very unusual, not representative. multipunc-0710.jpg L. dorotheae is almost garish in closeup. dorotheae-0710.jpg Then there is the green one, more yellow especially after baking in the...