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by James Pickering
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my Melocactus?
Replies: 26
Views: 1824

Re: What's wrong with my Melocactus?

What temperature do you keep your Melos at in winter James? M. Matanzanus growing on windowsill indoors: 20c (68F) - room temp ……… put outdoors in balcony boxes when outside temp is approx. 16C (60F) - brought back indoors on windowsill when outside temp dips below 10C (50F) All other Melocactus gr...
by James Pickering
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my Melocactus?
Replies: 26
Views: 1824

Re: What's wrong with my Melocactus?

Pretty dry in winter for me - just occasional spraying:
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by James Pickering
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved

Just FYI:

All of my other Matanzanus issues have the "traditional" apple green plant bodies.
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by James Pickering
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved

Hi James I love the pattern on these its super - very envious !!, it will be interesting to see if seedlings carry the trait. You could give them a cv name and sell em Thanks Tina. Well I don’t sell cacti - but they will make nice gifts. I hope they keep this characteristic - I will keep you posted.
by James Pickering
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved

Herts Mike wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:13 am
Those are certainly beautiful James.

Thank you!
And thank you Mike. No answer as to why they have taken on this aspect. They came up this way in a seed flat. All of the seedlings were like this.
by James Pickering
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved

Peter wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:23 am
Rather tasty, James. Not easy to grow them on a patio in Burnley! ……………
Haha, Peter, so very true :lol: …………… ah, prams and cobbled streets: brings back fond memories. :!:
by James Pickering
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Beautiful Melocactus matanzanus form Solved

I really love this form with its its striped glaucous plant body. Some plants are just beginning to pop cephaliums:
by James Pickering
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: On the windowsill - cold and wet outside Solved
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: On the windowsill - cold and wet outside Solved

And thank you, conolady, for your kind comments.