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by KarlR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meet the Homalocephalas
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Meet the Homalocephalas

Thanks for all the info! Will be sure to keep this in mind for the future (tu)
by KarlR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meet the Homalocephalas
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Meet the Homalocephalas

Thanks for the tips, Iann! I also have watered my xeranthemoides and parryi recently. They're quite young so I thought they'd appreciate some water - how old are yours when you start holding off water during summer?
by KarlR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Meet the Homalocephalas
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Meet the Homalocephalas

Great plants! I'll join the others in asking for tips :grin:
by KarlR
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops dinteri
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Lithops dinteri

You do grow some beautiful Lithops, Iann!
by KarlR
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sclerocactus wrightiae
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Sclerocactus wrightiae

Not to downplay one side of the discussion, but once again we see that habitat destruction is a bigger threat than illegal collecting.

Hopefully a Democrat will be elected next time and overturn all this idiocy courtesy of the Cheeto in Chief.
by KarlR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Splitting Echinocactus
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Splitting Echinocactus

Aiko wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:18 pm
In the (latest) BCCS journal the name Glandulicactus was also dropped in relation to the same Echinocactus / Kroenleinia / Homalocephala naming suggestions. Which I personally find much weirder.
What do you mean by dropped?
by KarlR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Taxonomy of cacti
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Taxonomy of cacti

To me it seems that cactus taxonomy is muddier and more confused than ever with the "schools" of Backeberg (continued today by Lodé) and Hunt completely at odds with each other. It's all well and good to say use whichever taxonomy you prefer, but when big online sites usually tend to apply one or th...
by KarlR
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plant ID please - possible Gymnocalycium
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Plant ID please - possible Gymnocalycium

It's a Gymnocalycium. Looks like it has yellow flowers, so perhaps a somewhat dry G. leeanum. I say dry because that species usually has a more open body with shorter and a bit more pectinate spines than this clone, but if the plant has gone a while without water it could have shrunk a bit, giving t...
by KarlR
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: One for the Judges' Course?
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: One for the Judges' Course?

I had never heard of A. pauxillus until Ralph suggested it. It looks like a very handsome plant! I did think about N. aspillagai for the other one, but it looks quite dissimilar to the one in my own collection. Mine has much more salmon/light brown-like flowers, and the ribs are thicker. The spines ...
by KarlR
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: perlite growing medium
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: perlite growing medium

I went through a Perlite phase maybe 20 years ago and have now gone back to JI/grit because the addition of Perlite seemed to offer no advantages. Used as a major part of the compost the plants in it become top heavy. I am anti top-dressing (particularly dangerous with all the winter-growing materi...