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by topsy
Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Didymaotis Lapidiformis
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Didymaotis Lapidiformis

Hi, Pete & Ken always used to offer this each year as nice seedlings, how many of those seedligns are still around - probably none! It comes from the Tanqua Karoo along with Tanquana hilmari, archeri & prismaticus and any of these three are easier to grow than Didymaotus. I know of only two people w...
by topsy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Lithops advice please

Hi, If you bought this from a garden centre then in all probability it was in a peat or coir based compost and so I am not surprised that it had no roots, you were lucky not to have lost it completely. It does seem rather early for the old leaves to have dried up completely, but not harmful. You now...
by topsy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Blue sticky fly traps
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Blue sticky fly traps

Hi Paul,

You may as well try them as you have them. They will probably fade in the sunlight quite quickly and become the shade of blue we are more used to.

Suzanne
by topsy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops - ID confirmation
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Lithops - ID confirmation

Hi, L.steineckeana is a hybrid probably created in a collection, not in the wild. One of the parents is definitely L.pseudotruncatella, hence your second plant looking like that species. The other parent has, as far as I am aware, never been confirmed in spite of various attempts to cross pseudotrun...
by topsy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium propagation question
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Aeonium propagation question

Hi, I have known of only one species which has produced new plants from leaves and that is A.tabulaeforme but not from any other species. However if you want to try others then there is no harm but take the oldest and plumpest leaves to experiment with and like Echeveria leaves, make sure that the l...
by topsy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's wrong with this Jordaaniella cuprea?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: What's wrong with this Jordaaniella cuprea?

Hi N.D. Your plant was probably suffering before two seeks ago but just wasn't that obvious. These are coastal, creeping plants - the local name is beach mesemb. I agree with Aiko in that fortnightly watering is too much. I don't know what type of compost you are growing this in but a high mineral c...
by topsy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: White pots
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: White pots

Hi Terry, From the experience I had with various coloured plastic (not B.E.F.) pots when I worked at the wholesale nursery, white is a very unstable plastic, it decomposes too quickly, the same was true of yellow and blue. Green, black & terracotta coloured pots endured longer. It is not only the su...
by topsy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops injury
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Lithops injury

Hi David, I wonder if you may have watered this plant overhead, maybe accidentally, at the time of the bud forming or when it was flowering. The damage is either side of the flower stalk which is what made me ask. If that is the case then at least you can be sure that in one year's time the damage w...
by topsy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beiselia mexicana
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: Beiselia mexicana

Hello Marie, As luck would have it my copy of International Cactus Adventures arrived yesterday (cactus-adventures.com) which contains an article by Miguel Chazaro-Basanez on this monotypic genus. It comes from Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico and was only discovered in March 1980 by K W Beisel who has a n...
by topsy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stomatium pyrodorum - varying leaf forms?
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Stomatium pyrodorum - varying leaf forms?

Hi,

S.pyrodorum should have almost toothless leaves, so one of those pictured looks right. The seed seems to have come from Steve Hammer or at least that was the original source, where did you get it from, could it be hybrid? Maybe it is just mixed seed.

Suzanne