Search found 158 matches

by Astro
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Speaking of Mammillarias
Replies: 32
Views: 2182

Re: Speaking of Mammillarias

Yes baumii has a very nice lemony scent. Same for melaleuca, except maybe a little less intense. My sphaericas are too small for flowers, so no data for those (as a variety of longimamma maybe no scent?).
by Astro
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops lesliei F123C
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Lithops lesliei F123C

F numbers like this are Frik du Plooy numbers. I am still not sure if these are field numbers/collection numbers or seedlist numbers. I asked him but never have seen an answer. Chris Yes, Frik du Plooy numbers. They're not field numbers, just catalog numbers. Similar to 'MG' numbers from Mesa Garde...
by Astro
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Early Lithops?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Early Lithops?

Nice! I put mine through the wringer this year, with some scorching, followed by two unplanned inundations and now more blistering heat. Maybe closer to their natural regime, but not advisable in captivity. I’ll see what happens to the flowers after this treatment. I’m keeping my eye on last year’s ...
by Astro
Tue May 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowers for Succulentophiles
Replies: 36
Views: 1392

Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Let me add some random succulent flowers... Cheiridopsis peculiaris. May be time for new soil, they haven't really grown in 5 years. IMG_2222.JPG Aloe (Kumara) plicatilis. Probably gets a little too large for indoor collections. This one has been planted out for 2 years now and has doubled in size. ...
by Astro
Tue May 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowers for Succulentophiles
Replies: 36
Views: 1392

Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

As for the non-paintbrush hummingbirds... The local hummingbirds love Aloe flowers. I see them flitting around all the time. Echeveria flowers as well (lots of nectar?), the birds stop by them all summer long. I haven't seen them on Haworthia but it's entirely possible the hummingbirds visit them too.
by Astro
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Updated seed lists
Replies: 299
Views: 67325

Re: Updated seed lists

MG has been adding to their list, but in a very piecemeal fashion. They also seem to be hiking prices (yet again) by about 30% overall. Maybe they're using eBay prices as a reference? Anyway, they're still one of the cheaper places for cactus and mesemb seeds (at least in the US) and with a huge cat...
by Astro
Mon May 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus ID
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Cactus ID

Most of my plants overwinter outside here (Northern California), under a porch roof to keep the rain off. Occasionally temperatures will drop below freezing, but never for more than a few hours just before dawn. Generally the low(er) air humidity allows me to get away with a lot. Because of this, I ...
by Astro
Mon May 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Scarred Echeveria
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Scarred Echeveria

It could be sunburn, but its neighbors (plants from the same seed batch) are unmarked. The markings seem to be in spots that may have been protected from the sun during Winter, when the rosette was closed up much more tightly, so that would be in line with sunburn. I didn't expect sunburn to present...
by Astro
Mon May 06, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Scarred Echeveria
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Scarred Echeveria

I have a (seed raised) E. agavoides that suddenly developed dark discolorations over most of its leaves. I'm not sure what happened. It has been in the same spot for at least a month, and other agavoides right next to it look fine. Any ideas what went wrong?
IMG_2250.JPG
IMG_2251.JPG
by Astro
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Reb.heliosa
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Reb.heliosa

The first description reports a "radice napiformi" and "mit Rübenwurzel". This matches with the photo of the plant at the top of the page. https://www.cactuspro.com/lecture/Kakteen-und-andere-Sukkulenten/Kakteen-und-andere-Sukkulenten-1970-2/page-12.en.html Hmm, maybe a seed grown plant/main stem h...