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by Terry S.
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops watering needs.
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Lithops watering needs.

I think that in the UK, most growers give all their lithops the same treatment, even when they are species such as L. optica, herrei and divergens which get winter rain in the wild.
by Terry S.
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top 5 'spikeys'
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: Top 5 'spikeys'

I have a trough containing mainly Crassulaceae that is kept outside in the summer and in a cold frame overwinter. I find that if I use Aeonium 'Swartkop' in it, it always dies quite quickly of the cold whereas the various Mexican echeverias and graptopetalums come through most winters except the ver...
by Terry S.
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting Antimima loganii and Ruschia herrei
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Rooting Antimima loganii and Ruschia herrei

I have rooted other antimimas, e.g. A. pygmaea and A. turneriana at this time of year, essentially in the way that Topsy has described.
by Terry S.
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Late late Lithops
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Late late Lithops

As far as I can remember, 'Rubragold' originally appeared in a batch of 'Rubra' grown in South Africa, although the cultivar name was later established by Shimada. The question then arises as to whether the first 'Rubragold' arose as a spontaneous mutation or whether it had originated from a dallian...
by Terry S.
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Late late Lithops
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Late late Lithops

Presumably these are the resynthesized 'Rubragold' that were on the MSG seed list a couple of years ago? These had been produced by Steve Hammer from L. optica 'Rubra' and L. herrei . The 2018 list should have seeds that are derived from the original accidental 'Rubragold' that you can grow for comp...
by Terry S.
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus agavoides, rot
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Ariocarpus agavoides, rot

A danger point for ariocarpus is at this time of year. Because they are autumn flowering, there is a possibility of fungi infecting the dead flowers before they have had a chance to dry out completely. If the fungus works it way down into the body of the plant it can be fatal. Could this have happen...
by Terry S.
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Watering techniques for lithops seedlings
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Watering techniques for lithops seedlings

For any plants, repotting is best performed early in their growing season. Your lithops are now starting their dormant phase when you should not be watering them and it was a big mistake to transplant them now, it should have been left until about May next year. Having done it, you will need to rehy...
by Terry S.
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum aff. verrucosum CM142 & Conophytum irmae R&Y1866
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Conophytum aff. verrucosum CM142 & Conophytum irmae R&Y1866

I will let R comment on the R&Y number. Des Cole has been very single-minded in his field trips and concentrated on his Lithops to the exclusion of most other plants. However he did make a few collections of other things without knowing much about what they might be. So the aff. verrucosum would...
by Terry S.
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hybridisation > New Species
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Hybridisation > New Species

The interesting thing about this Darwin finch hybrid is that it does not back-cross to the female parent, thus genetically isolating the hybrid from the parent. This is unlikely to happen with plant hybrids which will usually back-cross to both parents creating hybrid swarms.
by Terry S.
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cono wittebergense
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Cono wittebergense

This form of C. minimum changed hands in Europe until a couple of years ago for a few pounds or euros. However, it has become one of the small cadre of conos which are deemed to be highly desirable in South Korea and China where they change hands for hundreds of pounds, particularly the individuals ...

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