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by Terry S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

Don't forget that most non-variegated echeverias can be propagated from stem leaves or from the bracts removed from inflorescences. Having said that, I have never tried E. agavoides, there are always exceptions to general principles.
by Terry S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved

What's the problem, flowers failing to open? This species tends to flower October/November when light is starting to be problematic in UK greenhouses. My plant of M. hernandezii is about the same size as the one in your photo and some years it opens its flowers and in other years it struggles. It is...
by Terry S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

I would not replace the grit with Perlite. Perlite is just something that I have used for propagation purposes. When using it, one has to avoid breathing the dust and its lightness means that the centre of gravity of the potted plant will be higher and more easily knocked over. I doesn't look nice w...
by Terry S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved

The above is rubbish of course. I was thinking of M. hernandezii with the autumn flowers.
by Terry S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Mammillaria haudeana: RIP Solved

A problem with autumn-flowering mams is that botrytis can develop on dead flowers before they dry up completely and the fungus then works its way into the plant body. This can also be a problem with M. solisioides. However, with the low relative humidity in a dwelling house, this shouldn't happen.
by Terry S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

A 2:1 mixture of Clover John Innes No. 3 and coarse grit that I have bought under the Bowers, Silvaperl and Westland labels. This grit is an average of about 4mm particle size. Seedlings can be grown using a finer grit of about 1mm particle size. For winter-growers and trickier plants, I up the grit...
by Terry S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Growing dioscorea elephantipes from seed
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Growing dioscorea elephantipes from seed

I suspect that KarlR's dioscoreas are rather confused, which is why they come into growth at almost anytime. During the summer they have long day length combined with possibly cool nights and during winter they have whatever light is available in the room combined I suspect with warm nights. The hab...
by Terry S.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Watering
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Watering

But why Topsy do some plants which commence growth in the wild with falling night temperatures and shorter day length adjust to cultivation by growing in higher temperatures and long day length? Orbea variegata will adjust but Mitrophyllum will not and I was wondering what enthusiasts' experience of...
by Terry S.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

There isn't a Registration authority for Echeveria, any volunteers? Incidentally, Agave has a mention in this thread and there is a Registration Authority for that: American Public Gardens Association based at the US National Arboretum.
by Terry S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Watering
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Watering

Do you give any water during winter to those aloes from a Mediterranean climate, e.g. A. krapohliana and melanacantha or do they easily convert to a summer-watering regime? If they do convert, then why do species such as this and Orbea variegata happily grow in our summers whereas the likes of Tylec...