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by Ali Baba
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: To Chop, or Not
Replies: 14
Views: 395

To Chop, or Not

I have this very old Oreocereus celsianus which I inherited from my mum when she had to move into a nursing home about 13 years ago. She had had it since about 1980 or earlier, and in its latter years it subsisted in a pot with no soil at all. Since then it has had TLC and has grown much bigger, the...
by Ali Baba
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Arizona Queen of the Night
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Arizona Queen of the Night

Yes P greggii, probably ssp transmontanus as the flowers are about 4 inches across. Very easy to raise from seed, but a bit tricky to grow to flowering size, as they tend to sulk if the pot is too small, and they seem to resent repotting! They also like a lot more water than you would expect for a t...
by Ali Baba
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Arizona Queen of the Night
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Arizona Queen of the Night

In flower on 6th August, luckily the flowers are still open in the morning, which makes photos easier. The scent is very strong and carries a long way on the breeze.
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by Ali Baba
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: This is a first (for me) - seed pods
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

I had a couple of follicles on my Ceropegia woodii a few years ago, the seedlings were quite variable in leaf pattern, and very nice. I now have a nice mixed potful of flowering size plants. I've never had it fruit again however!
by Ali Baba
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Software Update
Replies: 25
Views: 794

Re: Software Update

Tapatalk still not working :cry:
by Ali Baba
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 41
Views: 3701

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

Karsty I use Akernes Rain Mix for my orchids and tillandsias, quite expensive but better value for money than other orchid fertilizers I have used in the past. It seems to give very good results, my plants have been growing much more strongly and healthily since switching
by Ali Baba
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Simultaneous flowering
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Simultaneous flowering

I have Peniocereus greggii in bud at the moment, which is well known for its synchronous flowering in habitat. Interestingly the buds on the same plant synchronise with one another so on my plant the two most well developed buds are just hanging, looking like they will open any minute, whilst a smal...
by Ali Baba
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Early flowers?
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Early flowers?

I haven’t watered mine yet but I can see some signs of buds lurking beneath the spines...


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by Ali Baba
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Non-plastic mister recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Non-plastic mister recommendations?

Not all metal but very well made is the Flit sprayer. It fits a standard drinks bottle and is capable of producing a powerful but fine mist. I use mine for spraying tillandsias and it has outlasted my other misters


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by Ali Baba
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Green Gardener
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Green Gardener

Hi Terry you make a valid point, one seasons anecdotal evidence isn’t a controlled experiment! I have found articles that support your idea that WFT is less able to reproduce at higher temperatures, specifically temperatures above 31C stop larval development. However I started mite control in early ...