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by Terry S.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: International convention
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: International convention

I second those thoughts. Jennifer and I had a wonderful weekend and we send our thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the event. All of the speakers were people that I had never heard performing before and who would have thought that Ricarda could have made a talk about Euphorbia balsa...
by Terry S.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops query
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Lithops query

Des Cole used various number series in addition to the well-known C number. CM numbers were used for mesembs other than Lithops and CX numbers for other families. Unfortunately these other number series do not seem to have been documented anywhere.
by Terry S.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Ideal Growing Conditions for Pseudolithos

I have learnt my lesson about standing pots on sand! The plant roots run into it and you cause all sorts of damage when you try to extract them. No real problem with easy plants but I suspect your Pseudolithos would react unfavourably.
by Terry S.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops hybrids
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Lithops hybrids

I think that most of us tend to be rather selective when we produce seed from our own plants. Unless we have superhuman resolve, there is always a tendency to interpollinate the best looking plants of a particular taxon or ecotype. The cacti with the longest spines, the haworthias with most spotting...
by Terry S.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 2978

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. It would require ...
by Terry S.
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 2978

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

Putting on my ex-chemist's hat, I would say that inorganic mineral salts such as this are not going to suffer much change from being left in the sun. As an aside, organic chemicals, particularly when in a liquid form, are quite likely to decompose under normal storage conditions, even out of the sun...
by Terry S.
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Orostachys iwarenge
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Orostachys iwarenge

Most species of Orostachys are cold-hardy in the UK.
by Terry S.
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops hybrids
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Lithops hybrids

Ian, for the genetic work on Lithops , do you know of anything published after the 2010 Kellner et al article? I think that particular paper is decidedly dubious as a starting point for any revision of the genus. There are a few pairs of Lithops species that can be hybridised in cultivation, but the...
by Terry S.
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Micropuntia gracilicylindrica
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Micropuntia gracilicylindrica

I was surprised to find several species of Micropuntia for sale on a recent visit to Kent Cacti, it just does not normally appear on nursery lists. These had been vegetatively propagated as in this post. I am struck by the similarity of the flower to that of the Mexican Opuntia chaffeyi and that has...
by Terry S.
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Delosperma
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Delosperma

Mike, this is an old photo taken at the top of the Komsberg Pass and you can see small plant clusters growing in shallow pockets in the dolerite rocks. These are the Delosperma which had finished flowering a week or so before our visit in September.

D. sphalmanthoides.jpg

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