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by madpenguin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa

I guessed so! It's probably no consolation, but mine has done very little either. I'm wondering if some limestone might perk it up - I put some chicken grit round one or two other Haworthias that were not thriving, and they have since done better. I'll give it a go. If you do find a solution, I'd b...
by madpenguin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa

Mine is doing pretty much the same as yours, just sitting and sulking, and only growing very slowly. Hi Ralph. It was actually you I bought the plant from back in 2016 when I decided to have more unusual or uncommon plants. The other plants I had at the same time have all grown well,just this one i...
by madpenguin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa

When I potted into this pot earlier this year the roots were fine,no dampness or rot.
Should I pot into a much smaller pot do you think?
by madpenguin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa

I have had this Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa since 2016.
It seems to have done nothing since then and has stayed at 3cms in diameter.
Is it a just a really slow grower or does it just take a long time to establish itself?
Any information gladly received.
by madpenguin
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID for this succulent?
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: ID for this succulent?

Wow,thanks for that.I never would have found that without your help. :grin:
by madpenguin
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID for this succulent?
Replies: 2
Views: 477

ID for this succulent?

Was given this cutting and forgot to ask what it was!
I had thought Senecio radicans but the stems are red not green and leaves are not quite the same.
Is it still some sort of Senecio or something completely different?
by madpenguin
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Detering Snails from the GH
Replies: 20
Views: 1577

Re: Detering Snails from the GH

I was wondering if you could try using the copper tape that you usually put round pots to stop slugs and snails.Strips along windows edges etc.Maybe put a barrier round the greenhouse bench.Don't know if it would work but could be worth a try?
by madpenguin
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter for compost mix.
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Cat litter for compost mix.

I am also a bonsai grower and belong to our local group.Some members have used Akadama for their trees but I have never heard of cat litter as a substitute before I got into succulents. Now have something to tell them at the next meeting!! I am also ging to combine my 2 interests and try growing som...
by madpenguin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter for compost mix.
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Cat litter for compost mix.

Just had a look on Amazon and I can get it on there and have ordered some!
by madpenguin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter for compost mix.
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Cat litter for compost mix.

Thanks,I have just been up to Pets at Home and didn't see that one there,maybe out of stock just now?
I know what to look for now!