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by esp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Lophophora williamsii shows the same stamen response. I've not noticed it with other cacti.
by esp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Euphorbia obesa seed sowing
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Euphorbia obesa seed sowing

I'd sow now.
I find Euphorbias need it a bit cooler and more airy than cacti - they often rot before germination or immediately after if too hot and saturated. They seem robust and fast growing once the cotyledons have expanded.
by esp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hardy Disocactus flagelliformis
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Hardy Disocactus flagelliformis

Mine went in the cold frame this winter, min temp recorded was -4C, although I think that may be on the high side. I was quite concerned come March, it was looking a bit sick, but has since perked up, all the stems have turned green again and it's given me a good crop of flowers. It definitely has d...
by esp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: favourite plant
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: favourite plant

Brian, Thanks for the comment about heat, I'll see how brave I am and how much space I have by winter. If I persuade a flower stem leaf cutting to take so have a few spares, I may experiment with winter cold.
Ed
by esp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: favourite plant
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: favourite plant

Lovely plants. I have some grown from seed pool seed from 2016, one has just finished flowering for the first time, very rewarding. Germination wasn't great, but those that sprouted seemed straightforward from seed. Interesting to hear comments about plenty of water / some winter water. With tricky ...
by esp
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Ugly plant nice flower
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Ugly plant nice flower

Lovely. Here’s another example, Grusonia pulchella That also looks lovely. It's quite tiny, isn't it? Or is it enormous undergound? I've just sprouted some seed of this species, progress is so far so good, but I hear it has a reputation for being very tricky. Do you have any cultivation tips for it?
by esp
Thu May 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe sakarahensis
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Aloe sakarahensis

Since it got a mention in the recent Aloe cremonophoila thread, here is A. sakarahensis which suprprised me by flowering in less than 2 years from seed last July. Seeds were from the seed pool (thanks, Tina), sown May 2016 with no result, dried out and rewetted in September 2016 with over 50% germin...
by esp
Tue May 21, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe cremnophila
Replies: 34
Views: 3882

Re: Aloe cremnophila

I’ve got a few A. sakarahensis seedlings from seed pool seed (Tina’s, if I remember correctly) in 2016.
I produced seeds this winter, I sowed them but none have germinated yet.
I’ll put a few photos up in a few days time.
by esp
Wed May 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ex-Tesco ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Ex-Tesco ID please

Yes, M. elongata.

Also, neither with a huge degree of confidence, Neoraimondia herzogiana and Ferocactus sp. seedlings.
by esp
Mon May 13, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus ID
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Cactus ID

A thought ... with no preconceptions ... so don't bellow at me .... Why do Lidl, Aldi, B&Q and Garden Centres all sell Melocactus which need fairly stringent growing conditions, without a name label, let alone an indication of what the plant needs to survive? Arguably, Melocactus make better housep...