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by Phil_SK
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tunilla time
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Tunilla time

Yes, they're not a section of the greenhouse that I mess about with very often. I was fed up with their habit of growing down into the gaps between round half pots so, in the absence of square pots, I thought it would be a good idea to put them in foil food/takeaway trays and then stand these in lar...
by Phil_SK
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tunilla time
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Tunilla time

My Tunilla have got their act together this year and some a flowering that haven't done before, giving me the opportunity to post a photo with 8 different ones flowering at the same time. P6100052.jpg A few of them have got their timing wrong, however. P6100053.jpg Other than colour, there's not muc...
by Phil_SK
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A good year
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: A good year

hertrichiana.
by Phil_SK
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Curious xeric bromeliad
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Curious xeric bromeliad

That's rather beautiful. A good balance between the purple underneath and the silver overlay.
by Phil_SK
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sulcorebutia hertusii / patriciae
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Sulcorebutia hertusii / patriciae

The original description of patriciae calls for spines 10-25mm long and I'd say your plant can't have spines much shorter than 10mm, which, given the difference in spines in UK and Bolivian sunshine, seems OK. Interestingly, the key character used to differentiate patriciae from tarabucoensis was th...
by Phil_SK
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sulcorebutia hertusii / patriciae
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Sulcorebutia hertusii / patriciae

The few plants I have under these names are fairly hairy. Have you seen the photos that Willi Gertel has put online of patriciae and hertusii? There's quite a range of spine length evident there. (You might need to be logged into kakteenforum.com to view photos, I can't remember.)
by Phil_SK
Thu May 31, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Weingartia colors
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Weingartia colors

It is in Backeberg's Das Kakteenlexicon as Weingartia neumanniana v. aurantia (page 738) but whether it was ever validly published I do not know. https://www.cactuspro.com/lecture/Bradleya/Bradleya-1985/page-104.en.html is always a very useful article for answering questions about the validity of t...
by Phil_SK
Mon May 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Current Treatments For Red Spider Mite
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Current Treatments For Red Spider Mite

Ever so slightly soapy water (washing-up liquid rather than bar of soap) should be good enough for most instances. It'll need reapplying every now and then but that's not unusual with mites anyway, as they blow in from the surroundings: conifer hedges can act as a reservoir, I'm told. One more hardc...
by Phil_SK
Sun May 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Succulent ID please

Crassula tetragona, I'd say.
by Phil_SK
Sun May 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera colour
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Aylostera colour

and some einsteinii:
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MN110
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MN171a
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long-spined pair

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