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by Diane
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Echeveria Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Some Echeveria Questions

You've got nothing to lose by trying, Keith, but results might be a bit hit or miss.
by Diane
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Echeveria Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Some Echeveria Questions

In answer to your first question - yes, they are flower spikes and should slowly develop flowers when they have extended, although they can sometimes abort flowers and just keep growing. The second question, yes they can be propagated from flower spikes - it looks as though yours has developed pups....
by Diane
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A couple of Astros with different-coloured flowers
Replies: 4
Views: 161

A couple of Astros with different-coloured flowers

I grew a couple of Astrophytum asterias with red flowers from seed a few years ago, and just caught this one in flower yesterday. IMG_0594.JPG I also have a number of Astrophytum Super Kabuto forms, and this one has quite pinkish striped flowers (bought from Frank Trigg a few years ago). Different! ...
by Diane
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria identity??
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Mammillaria identity??

The Euphorbia might be E. mammillaris but I'm prepared to be corrected by a better expert!
by Diane
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria boolii
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Mammillaria boolii

These are my two 4 year olds, with collection number MH46 from San Carlos.
Must admit, they don't look as good as Ian's and Ali's!
I do also have a much older plant which is looking pretty god at the moment.
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Mammillaria boolii MH46 San Carlos
by Diane
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria boolii
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Mammillaria boolii

Christer, I have buds on 4 year old seedlings this week.
by Diane
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria cante
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Echeveria cante

You have a stunning plant there, Keith, it's one of my favourites, and not easy to keep in pristine condition. Well done!
by Diane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recycling plastic pots
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Recycling plastic pots

That's interesting, Dave - I wondered why my local garden centre had stopped their pot recycling, you have provided the answer. Like you, I had found a good selection of dwarf pots on occasion, which can't be bought in the garden centres these days. So far, no new scheme has been introduced, but you...
by Diane
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Appealing Madame Pele
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Appealing Madame Pele

Beautiful! It's one of the best hybrids I think.
by Diane
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First flowering on an old-timer
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: First flowering on an old-timer

That's what I thought, Jean, which is why I was surprised!