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by topsy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: XYZ cereus ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: XYZ cereus ID?

Hi,

I believe this to be Cereus aethiops

Suzanne
by topsy
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Should I water my conos?
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Should I water my conos?

I will add a little to Terry's post and say that I have been watering my conos and all my mesembs during most of this extreme heat and the conos are really breaking through with frutescens and a yellow-flowered bilobe now in bloom in addition to the usual early flowerers. I will add that the area wh...
by topsy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: International convention
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: International convention

HI All,

Yes, the Convention was excellent, John is to be congratulated.

Carol Clapp was there from Costa Rica, but that's the only country I can add.

Here's to the next one.

Suzanne
by topsy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sanseveria going to flower
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Sanseveria going to flower

Hi Jane,

No Sansevieria in sight. In the first picture it is a Senecio and in the second it is a Cotyledon.

Suzanne
by topsy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My battle with the bug
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: My battle with the bug

Hi,

I concur with all advice given so far but would add that you need to clean the benching where the plants normally reside.

Suzanne
by topsy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unknown Echinocereus, and Akersia
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Unknown Echinocereus, and Akersia

Hi Ralph,

Whereabouts does the flower come from, between the tubercles or on the tubercles?

Suzanne
by topsy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinopsis subdenudata flower Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Echinopsis subdenudata flower Solved

Hi, If you compare the plant photos year on year it looks as though the plant is now under nourished, the ribs are sunken, not pumped out as they were last year. This in turn means that the flower is not getting enough moisture and possibly food, to be able to produce a flower the same as last year'...
by topsy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gasteria Cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Gasteria Cuttings

Hi Cactuspip,

I wonder which end you cut/trimmed? If the tip of the leaves then they do not need callousing.

Suzanne
by topsy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Growing lithops, a few questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Growing lithops, a few questions...

HI,

I will add a little comment on the previous two answers and remind you that the seeds have a long viability and will definitely not be less fertile for waiting a while before sowing.

Suzanne
by topsy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beacarnia recurvata
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Beacarnia recurvata

HI Tina,

Pot size is 54cm and it's a Plasticotto full depth, robust pot.

It is in the swimming pool area so grows in a moist atmosphere the whole year round without extra heat unless it is very cold. As for standing it outside - you try shifting it!

Regards, Suzanne