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by Diane
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help for newbie to identify a possible problem
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Help or newbie to identify a possible problem

I agree with Topsy- it looks typical of cold damage.
by Diane
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: This has to be welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: This has to be welcome

And mine.
by Diane
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tylecodon bucholzianus aerial roots?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Tylecodon bucholzianus aerial roots?

Yes, you can pot those rooting stems up. Maybe a smidgen of water to get them going. It's such a brittle plant, that it's inevitable that stems break off. I have a 30 year old clump that often gives me volunteer propagations, but they are exceedingly slow!
by Diane
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lambs’ “Illustrated Reference”
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Lambs’ “Illustrated Reference”

At the end of each volume, there is an index of genera, indicating which volume they are in, but not down to species level.
by Diane
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A Curiosity
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: A Curiosity

I saw these in a garden centre, in several different colours, they are sprayed but I have no idea how they do it.
by Diane
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Edithcolea grandis
Replies: 40
Views: 8933

Re: Edithcolea grandis

Maybe a hanging pot rather than a basket would be the best solution. I believe Tom Jenkins succeeded flowering his Edithcolea in a hanging pot/basket. It's something I intend to do this summer, I have a smallish plant bought last year and put it on a high shelf, which retained its wonderful copper c...
by Diane
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Born to Die- Agave
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Born to Die- Agave

Agree with MikeT, take the knife to it, I'm sure you're brave enough!
by Diane
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria agavoides flowering
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Echeveria agavoides flowering

It's quite normal for E. agavoides to start showing a flower stem at this time of year, mine is showing the start of a flower, but due to the cool temp in the greenhouse, it will take a few months to develop, and I wouldn't expect to see the flowers until about March/April. As you are keeping yours ...
by Diane
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few Cacti to ID
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: A few Cacti to ID

I'm not convinced that number 7 isn't a Matucana madisonorium. I think I see hair at the areoles, perhaps buds that never got started. But it is heavily marked, possibly by mites at some point. But the rib formation is typical of Gymnocalycium with chin-like bumps, so I also think it could be G. va...
by Diane
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:26 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...