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by Astro
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: A mystery

One year later, and I think the mystery has resolved itself... (hint: there's just one pseudotruncatella among the gracilidelineatas)
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by Astro
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

Port Nolloth? Not sure if Fenestrarias grow down that far south.
by Astro
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: When label doesn't help much...
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: When label doesn't help much...

Hmmmm if I take the three vertical dots to be letters 'E', the top line could be 'Chamaecereus'. Seems to fit with the remaining dots, too. Not sure about the bottom line, though (doesn't seem to be 'silvestrii'...)
by Astro
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops dinteri
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Lithops dinteri

I like v brevis best, they look tidier. I recently got a non-spotted brevis, and when it arrived it looked pretty much like an optica, all greyish green. The sun has put more of a tan on it and it has its proper color now. I had some issues with dinteri (brevis) in the past since their large windows...
by Astro
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Lithops
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Some Lithops

I spy two gaggles of dinteri (i think) on the second row. Are those single plants or clusters of seedlings? And do I notice a 'Limelight' there or am I seeing things? Apparently I'm not the only one with more broken than whole labels. I've moved away from the thin plastic ones (which seem to grow br...
by Astro
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Speaking of Mammillarias
Replies: 32
Views: 4099

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: 639

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: 503

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: 53
Views: 4859

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: 53
Views: 4859

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.