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by iann
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A convenient thing about Lithops
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: A convenient thing about Lithops

They can certainly survive in extreme conditions. My lithops localis was scorched in last summer's heat but seems to have survived ok. Is this a current photo, Ian? If so, the new leaves are very well developed for mid March. This was taken today. Some Lithops are this advanced, others are not show...
by iann
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A convenient thing about Lithops
Replies: 5
Views: 359

A convenient thing about Lithops

Scorched to the edge of life one year, show plant the next ...
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by iann
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stomatium pyrodorum - varying leaf forms?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Stomatium pyrodorum - varying leaf forms?

S. pyrodorum was lumped into S. mustellinum. S. pyrodorum has large flat leaves (largeish and flattish, depending on cultivation conditions) with stunted spines if at all. S. mustellinum has smaller upright leaves with distinct spines. If your spiny plants were a little more compact I might think th...
by iann
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld out today
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: CactusWorld out today

Yes, a large loose fold. Very easy to open though!

Did anyone else get the cultivation sheet inserts? Or maybe it was a subtle hint about my growing skills?
by iann
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?

Lithops won't be harmed by any weather we'll hopefully get for the rest of this winter, although some species might possibly be damaged by a really cold snap. I find L. gracilidelineata and especially L. bromfieldii to be the least hardy, without having killed huge numbers to form that opinion. Eche...
by iann
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bath time
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Bath time

You're braver than me. I've watered plenty of my cacti already, but far too windy for them to be outdoors.
by iann
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Provado new formulation
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Provado new formulation

Same name, completely different mode of action. No longer systemic. May or may not be effective, depending on resistance, but you can say that against almost anything. No longer effective as a soil drench. Requires multiple treatments for good control. Lots of pyrethroid insecticides available, all ...
by iann
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any hints on Pediocactus sileri
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Any hints on Pediocactus sileri

Should grow easily enough through its first summer. Just don't push it when it gets hot, use shade rather than water if it looks stressed. Then leave it out to freeze next winter and start treating it like an adult Pediocactus. They're big enough that you shouldn't feel too sorry for them as they sh...
by iann
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A topical Tanquana
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: A topical Tanquana

The Tanquana today. Old leaves a bit tired, new ones not yet coloured up. I just noticed that at least one head is dividing.
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by iann
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A topical Tanquana
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: A topical Tanquana

Tina wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Lovely looking plants, the seed pod is super I'd be tempted to grow it just for that.
Flowers are good too of course
Mesemb capsules are always fun. Try Argyroderma for some of the prettiest.
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