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by ralphrmartin
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few epiphytes
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: A few epiphytes

Well, the D. biformis flowered in 6 years from seed, so I don't see what a D. macranthus should not flower in say 2 or 3 years or so from a reasonable cutting, if not sooner.

I've certainly had decent sized Epiphyllum cuttings flower the following year.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few epiphytes
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: A few epiphytes

I think I'll pass on the orchids though. I've recently started growing some (winter growing, mainly) bulbs from SA, and they are already taking up quite a bit of room. Very rewarding when they flower, though, and some have quite attractive leaves.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few epiphytes
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: A few epiphytes

It may well produce some berries by itself without my help.

I grew a nice Disocactus biformis from seeds from Paul Bond's plant, and it too has produced berries of its own.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A first for me- Othonna protecta
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: A first for me- Othonna protecta

That's a nicely shaped plant. One or two of my Othonnas have been flowering too...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few epiphytes
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: A few epiphytes

Ali Baba wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:37 pm
15C?! You need a few orchids Ralph 😂
No, its not humid enough for them. :grin:
by ralphrmartin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few epiphytes
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: A few epiphytes

Ali Baba wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Lovely, what temperature do you keep your Disocactus at?

It's in my 15C room., but I think it can go colder, as I got it from Paul Bond, and he certainly doesn't heat his greenhouse so warm.
by ralphrmartin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum louisae
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Conophytum louisae

Conophytum luisae was published by Schwantes in Monatsschr. Deutsch. Kakteen-Ges. 2: 22. 1930. How did I find out? The answer is to use the International Plant Names Index, which tells you all the names that have ever been published: http://www.ipni.org/ The simplest way to use it is to start at htt...
by ralphrmartin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few epiphytes
Replies: 14
Views: 490

A few epiphytes

A few of my epiphytic cacti are in flower today, brightening up a dull day. The Disocactus macranthus has a really strong scent!
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Schlumbergera 'Epric's Star'
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Schlumbergera 'Elfenzauber'
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Schlumbergera 'Limelight Dancer'
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Disocactus macranthus
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Epiphyllum floribundum
by ralphrmartin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bending Tylecodon paniculatus
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Bending Tylecodon paniculatus

This picture shows 2 of my plants - on the left is T. paniculatus, and on the right is T. fergusoniae - I wonder if your plant might be the latter rather than the former?

Both were bending a lot, but I tied them together with broad tape, and they have straightened themselves out.
by ralphrmartin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Wisley Garden today
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Wisley Garden today

I don't think I have anything to swap, but I am a big fan of Lachenalia, but I am also a long ways away. I've recently got quite a few (as well as a few other bulbs), and they certainly brighten the place up over the winter months. It's nice to have some plants doing something a this time of year. ...