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by Nick_G
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Loph. fricci
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: Loph. fricci

I've never grown L.alberto-vojtechii but the other 4, L.diffusa, L.williamsii, L.fricii and L.koehresii are quite distinct in flower, epidermis and rib structure. You could also split L.willamsii depending on whether the population is autogamous or not. In my opinion they are worthy of different lab...
by Nick_G
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Loph. fricci
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: Loph. fricci

MikeDom wrote:So is my L. williamsii correctly named please? Despite not being injured, it has gone very multi-headed, and is now over 30 years old. Grows an additional head every year now.
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Yes, L.williamsii.
by Nick_G
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 41
Views: 3706

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

Yes Rod, total Immersion where possible but some of the pots are too big for that, I just don't have a bucket big enough.
by Nick_G
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 41
Views: 3706

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

I should add that this coincided with a change to pure moler clay (Sanicat cat litter) as my potting medium and a vast improvement in root growth as a result. This also meant that I only need to water every two to three weeks. I'd used the conventional JI plus grit mix before. Are you saying that S...
by Nick_G
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 41
Views: 3706

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

I have used Miracle Gro ericaceous feed on my South American cacti for the last few years and they have never looked better in 40 years of growing these plants. Previously I used Chempak 4 or 8 as I still do with all my other plants. I should add that this coincided with a change to pure moler clay...
by Nick_G
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 41
Views: 3706

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

I have used Miracle Gro ericaceous feed on my South American cacti for the last few years and they have never looked better in 40 years of growing these plants. Previously I used Chempak 4 or 8 as I still do with all my other plants.
by Nick_G
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Three
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: S, S, S - Part Three

I've found their seed to be good, 80% germination for Cyphostemma roseiglandulosum and 100% for Pachypodium lamerei ramosum.

Adenia seed needs bottom heat to germinate well and then let them dry out a bit between waterings very soon after germination.
by Nick_G
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component

I have noticed this with Chempak Trace Elements feed. You just have to dissolve the fertiliser in a small amount of water first before diluting to the strength required. A bit of a palaver and it takes a fair bit of stirring but it's the only way I've been able to dissolve it all.
by Nick_G
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: seeds

Let them know. I have always found Bettina very willing to make amends when germination has been poor, she's a nice lady, very helpful.
by Nick_G
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part One
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: S, S, S - Part One

Astro - the seed, at least of species I knew before seemed genuine. My guess is that it was simply old. And you are right about seed from 'chinese websites'. I tried it once but had doubts so I've ordered seed that has quite distinctive looks. I got something completely different, took pics of 'ori...