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by ragamala
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Huntington and imports
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Huntington and imports

Is my memory right that the ISI list was published regularly in the BCSS journal and there was a UK person through whom plants could be ordered? But this was discontinued some time ago?
by ragamala
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia seeds - update.
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: Opuntia seeds - update.

MalcolmP2 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:15 pm


I must soon decide when to prick-out those seedlings, or just nip some off to give room , , , ,
Leave them alone for now, maybe a few months, is my advice. As always, best left alone until they are really crowded. Even then, the strongest will make it....
by ragamala
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Taxonomy of cacti
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Taxonomy of cacti

For the purpose of BCSS publications, the Society tends to stick with the nomenclature used in the "New Cactus Lexicon" and the "Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants", but in some respects these are becoming increasingly outdated as new information, particularly from DNA sequencing becomes avai...
by ragamala
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia seeds - update.
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: Opuntia seeds - update.

Tephros etc look a very interesting bunch, for laters :) Over the last three years I have had some, but not a lot of, success in germination Tephrocactus seed. Nothing I tried seemed to make much difference to poor germination rates. This year I just sowed and treated as normal, and I had fair resu...
by ragamala
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: puna clavaroides
Replies: 23
Views: 850

Re: puna clavaroides

Tina wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Looking good and looks like lots of new growth going to happen
Thanks for the encouragement!
by ragamala
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: puna clavaroides
Replies: 23
Views: 850

Re: puna clavaroides

Two weeks on and the flower opens.

Puny achievement, but after 40 years .......
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by ragamala
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Will the real.....?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Will the real.....?

but life's not perfect and I like them both. Very nice! How long since you sowed them ? Well I think they were sown in 2016 as that's the only record I have of sowing L. pugionacantha. But my record doesn't (uncharacteristically) show the variety so I am not 100% sure, especially as it shows I had ...
by ragamala
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Will the real.....?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Will the real.....?

Two seedlings from same packet, labelled Lobivia pugionacantha v salitrensis WR636, showing very different flower colours this morning, on their first (simultaneous) blooming. Draw your own conclusions, but life's not perfect and I like them both.
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by ragamala
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First Frailea flower open this year
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: First Frailea flower open this year

ElTel - you will be flooded with Frailea seeds, just one plant needed and no work to do. duly noted not to buy that genus. It would be a shame to ignore Frailea. There are some real gems there, beautiful miniatures, for example F. asterioides which Terry S. mentioned. And a favourite of mine, F. bu...
by ragamala
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First Frailea flower open this year
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: First Frailea flower open this year

If you watch the development of flowers on fraileas, you will see that most of them never develop proper petals. They are producing cleistogamous flowers that have never been destined to open up. Occasionally a proper flower with petals will develop and such flowers will normally open up in a bit o...