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by ralphrmartin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa

Mine is doing pretty much the same as yours, just sitting and sulking, and only growing very slowly.
by ralphrmartin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Seven
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: S, S, S - Part Seven

Probably light levels and a burst of nutrients from repotting (carbon is coming from the air I think) It's not intrinsically a burst of nutrients, as every day I spray the seedlings with a solution of fertiliser. Of course, it could be extra nutrients becoming available with rapid root development ...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus and Succulent ID help please
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Cactus and Succulent ID help please

I agree 1 is Euphorbia suzannae,
and my guess for 2 would be a form of Haworthia retusa. Where's Bill when you need him?
3 is indeed Aeonium 'Zwartkop'.
4 could be Opuntia monacantha - the variegated form is often seen.
I'll pass on 5.
by ralphrmartin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BBC news website
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: BBC news website

Do it. The BBC need to get their facts straight before publishing, otherwise they are no better than any fake news site.
by ralphrmartin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Seven
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: S, S, S - Part Seven

Interesting Nick. So how do you stop everything growing fungi and rotting off in the humid conditions used for seedlings? Do you sterilise your mix somehow before sowing the seeds? My mix has quite a bit of sand in it, and the vermiculite fairly quickly turns to mush, which presumably gives the root...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Seven
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: S, S, S - Part Seven

Antun I plant my seeds in a purely mineral compost made of sand, grit, vermiculite, perlite and cat litter. I avoid anything organic to try to keep fungi at bay. It seems to work pretty well. They are kept permanently wet (with fertiliser and chinosol added) and very humid. However, I do note that w...
by ralphrmartin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Arios.
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Arios.

Weel done Eric. How old are they?
by ralphrmartin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Euphorbia willowmanii??
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Euphorbia willowmanii??

Euphorbia wilmaniae perhaps?
by ralphrmartin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Two New Cacti To Identify.
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Two New Cacti To Identify.

I go with Diane on this one, er these two.
by ralphrmartin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Identity?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Identity?

Don't worry. Cut the end off the best looking stem, assuming the growing point is OK, and treat it as a cutting. You can still grow a nice plant from it, with enough light.

I have to agree that my first thought was Rebutia fabrisii too.