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by daniel82
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera question
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Aylostera question

Definitely not a lobivia, way too small and if I remember rightly, the parent plant had flower remains and fruits that were consistent with aylostera type species. No idea what colour they had been though. That was probably why I was given a piece as I was looking and going "that looks different". T...
by daniel82
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera question
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Aylostera question

Here is the plant in question, the black tips are more prominent in life, especially on the new growth. Sadly no flowers as yet.
Aylostera nigrispina.jpg
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by daniel82
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera question
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Aylostera question

I have a small plant that bears the name Aylostera nigrispina. I don't remember where I got it, I have a feeling it was a gifted cutting, possibly from derek bowdery a few years ago. It has not flowered as yet, has quite long spines for an aylostera with black tips. I will try to get a picture soon ...
by daniel82
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: puna clavaroides
Replies: 23
Views: 1456

Re: puna clavaroides

That plant is stunning, I especially like the fact that the growth all looks regular and no misshapen joints. I haven't found any of my pterocactus to scorch but they certainly drop joints with no encouragment. They root where ever they fall, whilst doing some repotting yesterday I found one squeeze...
by daniel82
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus websterianus L98
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: Echinocereus websterianus L98

Beautiful, my websterianus aborted a bud last year and no sign of a new one so far this year.
by daniel82
Thu May 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Random Things in my Greenhouse
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: Random Things in my Greenhouse

Lovely flowers ralph, I especially like the stripey aylostera flowers.
by daniel82
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?
Replies: 143
Views: 144681

Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

I don't feel that root mealies are getting enough hate with the poll. At least with normal mealies you can see the blighters and attack them directly. Despite a rigorous repotting and deinfesting last year. I am still finding some as I am starting to repot some this spring.
by daniel82
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

Just to add to the peat/sand mentioned above, that is the mix I grow my venus flytraps in and they love it being bog plants :grin:

My cactus/succulent mix is similar to most peoples, JI mixed with cat litter.
by daniel82
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ceriod Cactus ID, please.
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Ceriod Cactus ID, please.

I would hazard a guess that the original yellow growth is a mineral deficiency and since being in your care that has been rectified through either repotting or watering. Personally I think that the yellow area detracts from the plant overall. If it was mine I would probably remove that stem low down...
by daniel82
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

I had thought that the name "romeo" was a valid one also. It is the proper name for "taurus", which seems to have been applied by a wholesaler at some point.