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by esp
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hardy Disocactus flagelliformis
Replies: 3
Views: 239

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: 481

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: 481

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: 302

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: 466

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: 3114

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: 320

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: 565

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...
by esp
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help to identify a cactus please.
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Help to identify a cactus please.

Hamatocactus / Ferocactus / Thelocactus setispinus. Choose your own genus.
by esp
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pollination
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Pollination

It's self sterile according to the ADBLPS seed list. Still worth a try though, it may be possible, even if seed set or viability is low. Unfertilised flowers could be pulled completely off easily with tweezers once they have dried up a for a couple of weeks. If fertilised, they will be more resistan...