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by Phil_SK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Jade plants
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Jade plants

Like any other evergreen shrub, it sheds leaves gradually through the year but at a faster rate just after a spurt of growth. If it's been 'well looked after' in your absence it's probably grown lots and decided it can afford to shed its oldest leaves now.
by Phil_SK
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: pure pumice?
Replies: 25
Views: 658

Re: pure pumice?

I use 50:50 cat litter and grit and it doesn't feel like I water more often, though maybe I do slightly. What balances out any increase in frequency is how little water's needed to wet the whole lot and this really speeds up watering. I like that there's no apparent degeneration in the mix over time...
by Phil_SK
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Growing dioscorea elephantipes from seed
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Growing dioscorea elephantipes from seed

I bought a seedling, in leaf, in May 2015. It kept these same leaves and grew no more until the spring of 2018, at which point it went dormant. Stems began to regrow from the caudex in the autumn and I'm anticipating that growth will now follow the seasons. Maybe very young plants just don't behave ...
by Phil_SK
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus plants??
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Oreocereus plants

I think you've a Pilosocereus sp. among a forest of Espostoa lanata seedlings.
by Phil_SK
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: February eNews
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: February eNews

I suspect the reason is that the origin of the newsletter appears to be from a private account on a generic provider, but purports to come from an organisation in the subject heading. To me, that sounds quite a likely possibility. It's a fairly standard format for phishing emails: Natwest Bank <f.b...
by Phil_SK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Members please read this.
Replies: 13
Views: 4881

Re: BCSS Members please read this.

Where does ucp.php?i=178 take you?
by Phil_SK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hooray and thanks!
Replies: 33
Views: 2658

Re: Hooray and thanks!

Me too, Tony, but I would just like to understand what the "new" fulfillment system is. Officials seem reticent. Transparency is the issue. In the past, seed was sent out soon after the first orders were received but would occasionally get lost in the pre-Christmas post flurry. My understanding is ...
by Phil_SK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld
Replies: 61
Views: 4990

Re: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld

I've split your post out of that longer CactusWorld thread otherwise it'll keep getting buried.
by Phil_SK
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 71
Views: 5373

Re: Time for a name change?

The two-sentence penultimate paragraph of the editorial by Roy Mottram in CactusWorld 2006, 24(1), 4-5 sums up my feelings on this perfectly.