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by ralphrmartin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: One For Sylvia
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: One For Sylvia

Yes, Antun, it is strongly scented, and I noticed it as soon as I opened the greenhouse door.
by ralphrmartin
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pterocactus in flower
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Pterocactus in flower

Wow! Mine never has more than one flower at a time, and a rather dingier shade...
by ralphrmartin
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: One For Sylvia
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: One For Sylvia

Now it's open:

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by ralphrmartin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: One For Sylvia
Replies: 7
Views: 378

One For Sylvia

Trichocereus purpureopilosus is almost as nice in bud as in flower...

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by ralphrmartin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Orostachys iwarenge
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Orostachys iwarenge

Different areas of my greenhouse are at different temperatures, but most of my Crassulaceae are in the 5C zone, as it is "tidier" to keep the related plants together.
by ralphrmartin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 2997

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

Whatever the theory might say, the experimental evidence is clear... Really? To be sure, you would have to take a bundle of identical-appearance plants of the same clone, pot them in the same compost, randomly split them into two groups and apply the two different feeding regimes. Point taken. But ...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Trichocereus hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Trichocereus hybrid

Indeed I do! Thnks for sharing, Sylvia.
by ralphrmartin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Orostachys iwarenge
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Orostachys iwarenge

Indeed - they come from China and Japan, where it can be quite a way below zero in winter. I've occasionally seen them on old roofs there, a bit like houseleeks (wild, not planted).
by ralphrmartin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 2997

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

I think the dye is there just so you can see when you have added the fertiliser, so you dont e.g. double dose. Also, different fertilisers have different colours, so I suppose that helps you tell which fertiliser you have added. As to all this discussion as to whether then N in Miracle Grow is avail...
by ralphrmartin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Albuca spiralis
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Albuca spiralis

It's one of those 1960s lampshades! :grin:

Mine flowered about a month ago, probably because it's been so hot in the greenhouse

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