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by Paul in Essex
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe cameronii
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Aloe cameronii

^^Wot she said^^ How fabulous.
by Paul in Essex
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adromiscus ID request
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Adromiscus ID request

I do have A. cooperi outside, too - again, in a fairly sheltered rock crevice like this one - for some years. I shall look out for cristatus, so thank you for the suggestion! I like to experiment with all sorts of little succulents that can normally be bought cheaply. Have great success with Faucari...
by Paul in Essex
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adromiscus ID request
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Adromiscus ID request

Thank you! :smile:
by Paul in Essex
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adromiscus ID request
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Adromiscus ID request

Could someone please identify this adromiscus? I got it without a name and it has sat quite happily in a rock crevice outside for around 3 years now. Thanks!
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by Paul in Essex
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: 2018 greenhouse tour
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: 2018 greenhouse tour

Lovely collection - some very nicely grown plants there. Agave atrovirens var mirabilis - yes. Agave atrovirens itself I have encountered many times when travelling around southern Mexico as it is fairly common once you get above a certain altitude. It is quite variable in all manner of aspects but ...
by Paul in Essex
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Good show of flowers from my giant cactus
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Good show of flowers from my giant cactus

Thanks! :smile: I planted it in 2004, when it was just a baby at 9ft tall... it is in a raised bed at the base of the south facing house wall, so pretty much the best microclimate I could give it. My garden went down to -8C in winter 09/10, although probably only -7C for that bed, 2ft of wet snow, a...
by Paul in Essex
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Good show of flowers from my giant cactus
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Good show of flowers from my giant cactus

Been a great year for flowers from my Trichocereus terscheckii. I flowered a bit in early summer than a major show last week - maybe cooler nights meant the flowers lasted 2 days instead of one. Grown a lot, too - now around 5m tall.
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by Paul in Essex
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse temperatures over winter for cacti and aeoniums
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Greenhouse temperatures over winter for cacti and aeoniums

What they said - electric heater all the way. Paraffin heaters are horrible - aside from the water vapour issue they are smelly, dirty, unreliable, imprecise and expensive to run - especially if you are considering running it at a high temp. Plus you have to keep all the, ahem, 'paraffin-alia' somew...
by Paul in Essex
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse temperatures over winter for cacti and aeoniums
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Greenhouse temperatures over winter for cacti and aeoniums

The minimum temp needed by cacti is extremely variable as the family is spread over nearly all the length and breadth of the Americas, from Patagonia up through to Canada, offshore into the Caribbean, from cool temperate climates to fully tropical. Some can take many degrees below zero, especially i...
by Paul in Essex
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Essex Succulent Review
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Essex Succulent Review

Hard to believe such a good publication is free. Congrats on another fab edition, Sheila.