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by MikeT
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The best advice .... is to be ignored
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: The best advice .... is to be ignored

Mammillaria spinosissima Uno Pico, looking very good from this angle. If the base is so bad, then beheading will encourage offsets from the base, but you can also root the top. That way you get one new plant plus offsets to root later. Definitely deserves more than the bin.
by MikeT
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium propagation question
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Aeonium propagation question

We've managed to take stem cuttings ... but is it possible to propagate from single leaf cuttings? Rudolf Schulz's book Aeonium in habitat and cultivation suggests that leaf cuttings are sraightforward, provided that you get the leaf base off the stem undamaged. He advises that the oldest leaves ra...
by MikeT
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Limp Christmas Cactus
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Limp Christmas Cactus

My question would be, how can I provide a humid environment for the cactus in my living room? Get a saucer or tray rather larger than the pot size, put a good layer of gravel in, place pot on top, and keep the saucer topped up with water. The water level can be below the top of the gravel = pot bas...
by MikeT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: April - Spring is in the Air
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: April - Spring is in the Air

Leena13 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:49 pm
A lot of my succulents are showing loads of new growth but my cactus is really pretty with its pink and white buds
I think we need some photos, then...
by MikeT
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent ID
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Succulent ID

I'll make a start... Top row is Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg , Sempervivum arachnoideum (or one of its cultivars/hybrids) and Echeveria agavoides. Bottom row is Aeonium, probably one of the purple leaved arboreum cultivars, then Crassula ovata. Next another Echeveria - possible another Perle but doe...
by MikeT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: April - Spring is in the Air
Replies: 8
Views: 539

April - Spring is in the Air

So far this April in Sheffield, we've had cloud, rain, hail a few minutes ago, and now bright sunshine. With sun on the daffodils, it's clearly spring, even if it does feel a bit chilly. So this month's theme is 'Spring is in the Air'. What pictures do you have that fit with spring? It could be new ...
by MikeT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2019 - Patterns
Replies: 22
Views: 3418

Re: March 2019 - Patterns

Thanks, el48tel

The picture in question is Mammillaria hahniana, looks good in or out of flower.

So for April, Spring is in the air
by MikeT
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member.
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: New member.

Welcome, James

Have you visited Attila Kapitany's garden in Melbourne? It was one of the highlights of a holiday I had in Melbourne a few years ago.
by MikeT
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld out today
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

Re: CactusWorld out today

iann wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Did anyone else get the cultivation sheet inserts?
2 sheets, Gymnos and Aeoniums
SpikyMike wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Looks great! And is the new wrapper biodegradable? I hope so
The bottom edge of the address label gives the details - yes, it's compostable.
by MikeT
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2019 - Patterns
Replies: 22
Views: 3418

Re: March 2019 - Patterns

I'm breaking my usual pattern of posting right at the end of the month. But here are a few patterns.
Agave_filifera3.JPG
Ech Compton Carousel.JPG
Ech toli X puli.JPG
Jun2003 Mamm bocasana.JPG
Jun2003 Mamm hahniana.JPG
Jun2003 Mamm2.JPG
opuntia.JPG
Phedimus_takesimensis.JPG