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by MikeT
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Different echeveria rainbow?
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Different echeveria rainbow?

I think E. 'Rainbow' is being used for 2 different plants. This one looks as if it could be a cante/subrigida hybrid. The name does also seem to be in use for the variegated form of 'Perle von Nurnberg'.
by MikeT
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria problem
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Mammillaria problem

When the areole and spines have been pulled off, they can occasionally re-grow, but for several areoles to be damaged and all regrow seems very unlikely. I think this occurred when these tubercles were growing. I've seen this happen at times on some of my Mammillarias - maybe it's a random thing, ma...
by MikeT
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: August 2018 - Echeverias
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: August 2018 - Echeverias

Lots of desirable plants, as expected; Suculentia setting a high standard from the start with photos showing leaf texture very clearly. I did like Liz's E. chihuahuaensis and the view of 'Domingo' flowers, but in the end it was a choice between 2 photos of Echeveria setosa. Rod's v. minor flowers ju...
by MikeT
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Different echeveria rainbow?
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Different echeveria rainbow?

The Schulz & Kapitany book Echeveria cultivars gives 'Perle von Nurnberg' as E. gibbiflora 'Metallica' x E. potosina (now E. elegans). E. 'Rainbow' is described as of unknown origin, possibly an E. cante hybrid.
by MikeT
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help collecting seeds!
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Help collecting seeds!

RWW wrote:I’ve opened quite a few if the pods and have this inside.
I don't see any seeds there
by MikeT
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe id (if possible)
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Aloe id (if possible)

Herts Mike wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:46 am
I think you're right Paul and I think there is a thread on here somewhere about it.
It's here
by MikeT
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help collecting seeds!
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Help collecting seeds!

Neoporterias (previously a genus, now classed as a sub-genus of Eriosyce) such as paucicostata (= Eriosyce paucicostata) have fruits like this, see here,
here and here
by MikeT
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help collecting seeds!
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Help collecting seeds!

Many Neoporterias/Eriosyce produce promising looking big 'seed pods' that turn out to be full only of air, with no viable seeds. But presumably they look similar if there are seeds, so there's always some hope (at least until you open the pods).
by MikeT
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Echeveria cante

I also have Echeveria 'Domingo' and Echeveria 'Afterglow', both hybrids of E cante. The Schulz/Kapitany book Echeveria cultivars describes both of these as E. subrigida hybrids - though does say (page 46) "We believe that this species [E. cante] was used in nearly all cases where E. subrigida is ci...
by MikeT
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Echeveria cante

A beautiful plant. Do you give it any special treatment in winter? I struggle to get cante through the winter. By the end of winter it looks a bit unhappy and instead of picking up it gives up once the weather gets warmer. It dries up rather than rots. Does it need more than just frost protection? O...