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by MikeT
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member.
Replies: 5
Views: 231

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: 697

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: 12
Views: 723

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.
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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
by MikeT
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?

What do you think about the tenderness of euphorbia and myrtillocactus? I have some that are really too big to live in the conservatory much longer. Some Euphorbias will take down to freezing. Resinifera and mammillaris have coped with this for me. There aren't many others I'd feel confident about....
by MikeT
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?

Echinocactus grusonii tends to mark with cold (or cold and damp, but then cold in the Hope Valley will also be damp), as has been mentioned. I don't find Ferocacti quite as prone to this, but it can happen some years in an unheated greenhouse. The others you mentioned will be fine most years without...
by MikeT
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Provado new formulation
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Provado new formulation

Dynamite. I think that is the only thing that will kill mealies. Even if you douse the whole plant in meths? Of course this is going to be very expensive if you need to treat a whole collection It doesn't require a great leap of imagination for dowsing the whole collection in meths to turn into som...
by MikeT
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sorry need a id on a Echeveria
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Sorry need a id on a Echeveria

BrianMc wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:20 am
Looks like a hybrid to me.
Possibly with some E.agavoides genes
ralphrmartin wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Perhaps E. colorata as the other parent?
...or E. pulidonis? Also has that red/purple colouring on the leaf tips
by MikeT
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New understanding on calcium (and maybe sulphur?)
Replies: 38
Views: 1468

Re: New understanding on calcium (and maybe sulphur?)

There are lots of examples of plants showing symptoms of deficiency of one element or another, but I've yet to see any evidence of deficiency in cacti. Born deficiency is a recognised problem, but I can't quote relevant documentation. There was an article years ago in the journal. I think the typic...
by MikeT
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium leaf problem - help please
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Aeonium leaf problem - help please

It does look more like grazing than scorch, but the pattern might fit better with caterpillar rather than snail/slug. Slugs or snails would leave a slime trail, so that should help decide between these options.
by MikeT
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How long can rooted plants...
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: How long can rooted plants...

If I have bare rooted plants, for example when repotting plants from a tray, I repot immediately ... or after a day or two ... or a week or two ... or a few months. The longer the plants are left, the more any fine roots will dry out; in hot weather even small plants will last for months, but will l...