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by Stuart
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

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

There are some 'surreal' photos online which look nothing like the actual colour of the plants when they're posted. 'Taurus' and 'Romeo' are continental nursery names for pink leaved cultivars, some grown from seed and some cloned plants, as far as I know they all originated from the same nursery bu...
by Stuart
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

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

There's far too many names about, mostly made up by sellers who have bought a tray of plants wholesale and think it is a good idea to make up an imaginative name. It shouldn't happen but it does! There's 'Ebony' which is a valid name though only plants grown from offsets or tissue culture with that ...
by Stuart
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Spalding Cactus Mart - Sat 27th April
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Spalding Cactus Mart - Sat 27th April

This year will be the 13th Spalding Cactus Mart, originally held in the years between National Shows during the years they were held at Spalding, they're always a good day out. It's at Holbeach which is just a few miles from Spalding. This year the date is Saturday 27th April at the usual venue - Ho...
by Stuart
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

Germination is usually the easiest part of seed-raising. Most of the species will germinate in much less that a fortnight. Lithops usually in about four or five days, Cacti should show signs in about a week. I'm assuming they are in contact with moist compost?

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by Stuart
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Born to Die- Agave
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Born to Die- Agave

I'd use an extended Stanley type knife and quarter it once it has had some water in March/April. The meristem is too low take out the centre. Was it a natural offset or a microprop plant?

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by Stuart
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3785

Re: Top dressing for succulents

I think Paul would probably agree with that Tony.
by Stuart
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: ID please

Stetsonia Coryne at a guess.

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by Stuart
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What’s done this...
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: What’s done this...

Probably in a pot with no drainage, possibly wet during the winter months, looks like not enough sunlight. It's alive though, no sign of any bugs, try moving to a sunnier spot.

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by Stuart
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3785

Re: Top dressing for succulents

I've used 'Westland Potting Grit', about £4 for a 23kg bag and available at many Garden Centres. I use it both as top-dressing and as 30% of a potting mix. It has the advantage of being much darker when wet, if a plant has root problems it will still have darker grit after others around have dried a...
by Stuart
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which Huernia?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Which Huernia?

Looks like I had the wrong name on this one. It should be Sudanensis. It came from a reliable California source that normally is accurate with names but not with this one. Even the Phyto had the wrong name. It is the same plant that was described in the US Society's yearbook, Haseltonia a few years ...