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by iann
Sun May 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Maihuenia flower buds
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Maihuenia flower buds

My original plant came from Chris Hynes, but I don't know if that was seed-grown or not. I have several that are all cuttings of it.
by iann
Thu May 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera colour
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Aylostera colour

:cool:
by iann
Thu May 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Feeling full yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Feeling full yet?

I don't know how you grow your Epithelanthas, but mine are generally white. This one has been having a good time and looks like it might explode at any moment.
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by iann
Thu May 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: An unexpected pollinator
Replies: 2
Views: 231

An unexpected pollinator

I don't think velvet mites are renowned as pollinators, but this one on Mammillaria albiflora has picked up a load for transport.
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by iann
Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Twins ...
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Twins ...

Two more Mammillarias that are often treated as part of the same species. Spines are very similar, everything else very different.
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Don't think these two have ever been put in the same species though.
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by iann
Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Twins ...
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Twins ...

No, that M. carmenae is as god intended, a bit tall and skinny. I noticed today that one of the tiny offsets at the base has buds so that should look interesting. This is the one that was chopped. It looks a little odd because not all the heads are at ground level, but it seems healthy enough. The t...
by iann
Tue May 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Twins ...
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Twins ...

Ian - you have the photo of M. perezdelarosae above and andersoniana is the other thread and they are obviously very closely related apart from the straight or hooked spines. But do you or our other contributors really believe that there is any connection between these and M. bombycina ? I know tha...
by iann
Tue May 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Twins ...
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Twins ...

In my experience, M. carmenae, as defined by me, is very slow to clump. This one is just producing its first offset at the base. Another example is producing a nice clump but only after I chopped its head off. Every plant I've ever seen with clumps of small heads, pink flowers, or soft spines in mul...
by iann
Mon May 14, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Twins ...
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Twins ...

rodsmith wrote:If I hadn't seen the flower I'd have ID'd the one on the left as Mammillaria bocasana - or hahniana, but my observation skills were never brilliant. :wink:

No pesky needles lurking in that fuzz.
by iann
Mon May 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pyyrhocactus umadeave seedlings
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: Pyyrhocactus umadeave seedlings

Not much need for pricking out when you're lucky to get one seedling in a pot :) This is my largest one, not quite as big as a tennis ball. Slightly marked from mites a couple of years back. Ironically, another plant that got away almost scot free from the mites then got scorched and is still not a ...

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