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by ChrisR
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Correct name for cono?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Correct name for cono?

leopardinum.....named for it's brown spotted sheaths! Another synonym of meyeri.
by ChrisR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum louisae
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Conophytum louisae

As Phil has explained, Reverend Meyer's daughter for whom this was dedicated by Schwantes in 1930, was luise and not luisa........hence it was (should have been) luiseae and not luisae. Conophytum altum had already been described by Bolus three years before so so takes precedence. All this sort of i...
by ChrisR
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum louisae
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Conophytum louisae

Actually Conophytum luiseae........an old name from 1957 synonymous with C.bilobum subsp. altum.
by ChrisR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3021

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

I've had a similar problem with my cono flowers this year........not only eating the pollen but I've actually seen petals fall off otherwise fresh flowers as they have been chewed by thrips! Buds have often developed into misshapen flowers or not developed at all, a bit of a disaster for seed produc...
by ChrisR
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3021

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

I had a bad infestation 5 years ago and after spray drenching my plants with Spinosad twice, a week apart ,it wasn't until last year that I started to see them return in any numbers. I'll do it again next Spring when I've got another bottle. I've just been spot spraying them with the little I have l...
by ChrisR
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3021

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

Ali Baba wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Resistance to Spinosad is recorded unfortunately
It works for me.....I can watch them curl up and die.
by ChrisR
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3021

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

This stuff kills WFT. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Insect-Spray-w-Spinosad-Pint/dp/B01FRUT5CQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540630535&sr=8-1&keywords=spinosad+spray Spinosad is a natural substance made by a soil bacterium that can be toxic to insects. It is a mixture of two chemicals called spinosyn A and spi...
by ChrisR
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Scorch on Conophytum
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Scorch on Conophytum

Just pull them out with tweezers then snip off any stubborn ones as Ali Baba suggested.
by ChrisR
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum minutum
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Conophytum minutum

Roatavator wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:53 pm
I probably feed and water them a bit too much for connoisseurs. And I grow them in a John Innes 2 or 3 with 50% grit. No cat litter here! But it seems to work for me.
That's exactly how the "experts" grow them......
by ChrisR
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some more Conos
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Some more Conos

Speaking of which, which is the nicest smelling cono according to you? I would like to buy a few more plants and I find it hard to find information about the scent of individual species. Look for C.ficiforme , C.obcordellum 'spectabile' and C.uviforme in particular.....but all nocturnal flowering s...