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by ralphrmartin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloinopsis acuta
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Aloinopsis acuta

Super plant!
by ralphrmartin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: All systems go!
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: All systems go!

I got an M. luethyi on its own roots from
https://www.cactusloft.com/en/shop/

Their plants aren't cheap, but they are good, and I 've had several nice plants from them.

This was after trying to grow grafted ones more than once, and finding they just dry up. An ungrafted one seems easier... :shock:
by ralphrmartin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pelargonium oblongatum
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Pelargonium oblongatum

I guess like taxes, some Pelargoniums are more ugly (or beautiful?) than others! :grin:
by ralphrmartin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Soil mixes
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Soil mixes

I've started using a mix of equal parts of
John Innes Ericaceous Compost
Coir
Granite Grit (coarse)
for all my plants, and it works very well.
The grit comes from the local quarry - a builders bag is £40 delivered.

I also water with weak Ericaceous Miracle Grow every watering.
by ralphrmartin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few of mine in bloom.
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: A few of mine in bloom.

If that's E. triglochidiatus, I had a real wait. I grew one from seed, and it took it about 20 years until it first flowered. But then it was worth it - it was a clump in a 12" pan by then with a good few flowers all open at once.
by ralphrmartin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Glandulicactus mathssonii
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: Glandulicactus mathssonii

Just for comparison, here's my Glandulicactus uncinatus v. wrightii, also in flower; it has much longer spines, and flowers as a younger plant.
2019-04-17 13.03.32.jpg
by ralphrmartin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plumeria in bloom
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Plumeria in bloom

I'm impressed to see a flower on such a small one. The ones I saw full of flowers were about 3 to 4m high in the tropics. Many have a super perfume too, as well as nice flowers. But I have found them to require plenty of winter heat.
by ralphrmartin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Speaking of Mammillarias
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Speaking of Mammillarias

Nice! Were those lasiacanthas all from the same packet of seed?
by ralphrmartin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another clumping cactus
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Another clumping cactus

O. trollii clumps at a smaller size, in my experience.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. macrochele
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. macrochele

Nearly all of my Turbinicarpus have been in flower for a week now, Tina, although admittedly, Sweden is a little further North than I am...