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by iann
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops ID please
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Lithops ID please

Treat them like adults. One of them doesn't quite have a full-width fissure, but they're plenty big enough not to need coddling.
by iann
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops ID please
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Lithops ID please

The one right in the middle of the repotted photo (not in the original photo?) is classic var mennellii. The others I still can't confidently put a single name to all of them.
by iann
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops ID please
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Lithops ID please

Very grey! Very dull colouring for L. bromfieldii, usually have some hints of rubrications in the channels, often making the channels completely red. Also usually hints of dusky dots. I think some are very grey though. mennellii-0501.jpg Your plants are not quite adult yet, can make things tricky. I...
by iann
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Advice please: disease or corking?
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Advice please: disease or corking?

Flat mites prefer the base of most cacti, and they prefer the shady side also. They don't like too much exposure. Damage tends to be mottled and will appear rapidly, usually a lot of damage by the time you notice anything. You'll need a lens to spot them, half the size of spider mites at most, alway...
by iann
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First timer Mammillaria hernandezii buds showing
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: First timer Mammillaria hernandezii buds showing

I forgot to look today, should have been perfect for them :( I can just enjoy the photos instead :)
by iann
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Correct name for cono?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Correct name for cono?

No picture but surely would be C. meyeri. Considered a synonym, I don't know whether it has features that meaningfully distinguish it. Hang tight and fingers crossed one of the Conophytum experts will explain all.
by iann
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Warmer winter for some mammillarias?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Warmer winter for some mammillarias?

M. guelzowiana will happily go below freezing and does fine at 5C. For warmer ones, look to the Caribbean species. M. columbiana is one that I keep warm, although it is actually only found in South America. Possibly they don't even need to be that warm.
by iann
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some more Conos
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Some more Conos

Imagine the smell at night!
by iann
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any reason why a Lithops should not flower
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Any reason why a Lithops should not flower

Looks healthy enough, I wouldn't panic just yet.
by iann
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First timer Mammillaria hernandezii buds showing
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: First timer Mammillaria hernandezii buds showing

Tricky things aren't they, putting out buds just when there isn't enough sun for them to open. The right sunny spot, maybe inside, and good luck. I often have to wait for spring. Here are some in late November though:
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And one in June:
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