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by Terry S.
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First timer Mammillaria hernandezii buds showing
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: First timer Mammillaria hernandezii buds showing

Watch out for botrytis on the flower remains when they start to fade. It cab be a killer on this species and M. solisioides which both flower at the end of the season.
by Terry S.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: SB Plant Invigorator Winter Use??
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: SB Plant Invigorator Winter Use??

With the thick waxy epidermis that cacti have, I suspect that the foliar feeding element of SB is minimal and is a feature that probably need not concern you. If your plants are in a greenhouse, the breeding rate of pests will be reduced considerably during the cool winter months. So just keep an ey...
by Terry S.
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus in variety
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Ariocarpus in variety

Trigonus has always got a light yellow flower and the tubercles have a green cast rather than a grey one. Scapharostroides is normally regarded as a local form of retusus anyway.
by Terry S.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus in variety
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Ariocarpus in variety

Hello Di, both of the A. trigonus forms are actually forms of A. retusus.
by Terry S.
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Seven
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: S, S, S - Part Seven

What do you mean by clay? Is this moler, the calcined variety, now much loved by Brits in the guise of cat litter? If so, do you think the difference between the two media is water retention?
by Terry S.
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Who am I?

I think that you are probably Conophytum uviforme.
by Terry S.
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A nice display
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: A nice display

I reckon that is an obcordellum form (ceresianum?). Scitulum is a minimum form.
by Terry S.
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Desert rose
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Desert rose

I wonder if this is desert rose: Adenium obesum ? It has the look of Pachypodium saundersii to me. Either way, it seems to take a while to flower seed-raised material. You do not need to do any training, just let the plant do its own thing. The best A. obesum that I have is a vegetatively propagated...
by Terry S.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What should I do? Lithops newbie firsttimer...
Replies: 21
Views: 1462

Re: What should I do? Lithops newbie firsttimer...

Yes, it is the same Terry. However I did not notice where you lived until now. An Indonesian window in spring might be rather different to one in the UK, but just find a way to try and achieve the temperatures suggested, it might mean sowing much earlier in the year under your conditions.
by Terry S.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What should I do? Lithops newbie firsttimer...
Replies: 21
Views: 1462

Re: What should I do? Lithops newbie firsttimer...

A day/night temperature swing is helpful for the germination of most succulent plant seeds; for Lithops I would suggest 10 -15C at night and 20 - 25C during the day. I have no idea as to whether Lithops need light for the seeds to germinate, but what I do know is that they certainly need light soon ...