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by Paul in Essex
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beacarnia recurvata
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Beacarnia recurvata

Pedant alert - :) - genus name should be Beaucarnea.
by Paul in Essex
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??
Replies: 14
Views: 735

Re: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??

I rooted a cutting of Aloe 'Hercules' in water! Strange but true.
by Paul in Essex
Mon May 28, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent ID please??
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Succulent ID please??

RICHAUD wrote:3 is Aloe 'Cosmo' (tu)


^^This^^
by Paul in Essex
Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium zwartkop
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Aeonium zwartkop

Paul, not sure if you are talking about A. smithii or Zwartkop. Anyway, I water mine throughout the year. A. smithii seems rather trickier to grow than quite a few other Aeoniums, but I'm afraid I have no special insights other than plenty of water in Spring when it is actively growing. But maybe t...
by Paul in Essex
Wed May 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium zwartkop
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Aeonium zwartkop

Thanks for that. I have just planted one that I grew from seed outside in my rock garden as I believe it to be pretty hardy to cold.
by Paul in Essex
Wed May 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium zwartkop
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Aeonium zwartkop

Ralph, how do you look after yours? reputedly tricky to grow. Summer dormant?
by Paul in Essex
Sun May 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulents on TV again
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Succulents on TV again

I believe there are two fellas running this - the one I know is Danny. They have a retail site inside Tremenheere sculpture Gardens http://www.tremenheere.co.uk/explore which is one of the fines gardens in Cornwall.
by Paul in Essex
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Self Watering Pots...
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Self Watering Pots...

Hah! I realised, once I'd typed it, there may be other 'interpretations' to what I'd written! :grin: I have a mate who has a similar set up in that it is an enclosed systems for Amazonian tree frogs, a small pond and jungle foliage plants. You chuck in some little insects that they eat and off it go...
by Paul in Essex
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Self Watering Pots...
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Self Watering Pots...

I once visited a nursery in Holland that specialised in hydroponic plants and it would seem it is posible, in time, to wean any plant to growing like this as there were a vast array of cacti and succulents growing hydroponically. Seemed so odd! But i think the thing is it takes a while to grow parti...
by Paul in Essex
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bulbine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Bulbine questions

I acquired this yellow flowered plant as Bulbinella sp. although I never quite tied it down to a particular species. Its growth habit seems to make it pretty hardy.

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