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by iann
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus season?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Ariocarpus season?

A few months short of six years from sowing to flowering.
by iann
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus season?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Ariocarpus season?

A. kotschoubeyanus isn't one I'd expect to be flowering now.
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by iann
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Speaking of Mammillarias
Replies: 30
Views: 1934

Re: Speaking of Mammillarias

This was on parade for me. I think they were building up to it during the rainy weather, and just the slightest hint of sun brought them all out. Nice scent from M. baumii, none from M. longimamma.
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by iann
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How long...
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: How long...

Lots of mesembs look like that. Have to watch those true leaves to be sure. I'd go with something more shrubby than Glottiphyllum, maybe Drosanthemum.
by iann
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: mammillaria guelzowiana
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: mammillaria guelzowiana

Same here, except loads of yellow Dolicothele-types. I think they've been saving it all up while it was raining all week.
by iann
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops lesliei F123C
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Lithops lesliei F123C

That's var venteri, so I think you've tracked it down.
by iann
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees

rodsmith wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:50 pm
I agree they are a nuisance with their tunneling. I had one busying itself in one of my gymnos a few years ago. But they are fascinating to watch as they have an unerring locatory sense, both in arriving at the same plant each time and in exiting through the same open window.
Unlike bumblebees!
by iann
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Areoles on tips of petals
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Areoles on tips of petals

It is very odd.
by iann
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees

Is it that time already? Summer hasn't got going at all here, maybe the leaf-cutters won't be around for a few more weeks. They won't be able to get in the greenhouse anyway, if it is shut up to keep all the rain out :mrgreen:
by iann
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops on the Beeb
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Lithops on the Beeb

My Saturday nights are looking up. RHS Chatsworth flower show was on TV and they showed a Lithops. Actually a big dish of them. Plus they showed the capsules in action (sneakily speeded up) with a few water drops.