Second burgeri attempt

For the discussion of topics related to the conservation, cultivation, propagation and exhibition of cacti & other succulents.
Forum rules
For the discussion of topics related to the conservation, cultivation, propagation and exhibition of cacti & other succulents only.

Please respect all forum members opinions and if you can't make a civil reply, don't reply!
User avatar
iann
BCSS Member
Posts: 12154
Joined: 11 Jan 2007

Re: Second burgeri attempt

Postby iann » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:17 pm

C. burgeri is "sheathed" all year unless you make a special effort to peel it. In summer it is a dried dead white blob. In winter the fat translucent jelly is clearly visible under the dry outer layers of the onion, often green but will be red in good light.

Here's some natural ones and a peeled one in fat form, and
burgeri-140910.jpg

burgeri-171012.jpg


Even when in peak growth and flowering, they would normally be protected by previous year's shells:
burgeri-0930.jpg


By late spring, they look pretty bad:
burgeri-0707b.jpg
Cheshire, UK
User avatar
cactuspip
BCSS Member
Posts: 283
Joined: 19 Jul 2010
Branch: DARTFORD
Country: England
Role within the BCSS: Branch Treasurer
Location: Gravesend, Kent

Re: Second burgeri attempt

Postby cactuspip » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:48 pm

If it is cultivation info for Conophytums you need there are definitely better sources.

Try Terry Smale's website for starters.
User avatar
ChrisR
BCSS Member
Posts: 1833
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Branch: SHEFFIELD
Country: England
Role within the BCSS: Member
Location: Sheffield, UK
Contact:

Re: Second burgeri attempt

Postby ChrisR » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:56 pm

Terry's cultivation page is on my website too......link below.
Chris Rodgerson- Sheffield UK

BCSS 27098

see http://www.conophytum.com for about 1250 pictures of Conophytum, 370 Adromischus and 430 Crassula in habitat & in cultivation.
Magi
Registered Guest
Posts: 11
Joined: 25 Mar 2017
Branch: None
Country: Canada
Role within the BCSS: Non-Member

Re: Second burgeri attempt

Postby Magi » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:23 pm

Thanks everyone, I'll study the linked articles. Will be updating their status as I grow/kill them.

iann, those are nice photos, except for the brown raisin at the end :grin:

Return to “The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 27 guests