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new garden centre buys

Post by Mandy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:40 am

decided to go for a ride to the garden centre yesteday and look what i found and couldnt resist. no name tags but i think i know what they are. trichocereus spactianus, and a pachycerus pringlei, am i wright!
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Re: new garden centre buys

Post by Stuart » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:05 am

The Senecio is Senecio Herreianus, easy to grow in full sun but needs room to trail.
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Post by RICHAUD » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:23 am

with so many ribs and the diameter of the plant Trichocereus schickendantzii for me (the specy or an hybrid ?)
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Post by Mandy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:59 pm

the senecio will be going into a hanging basket. thankyou for your comments.
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Post by rodsmith » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:45 pm

The trichocereus (whatever the species) is rather etiolated and needs to be in a much brighter location.
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Post by KeithG » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:45 pm

Being a newbie to cacti and succulents I googled Trichocereus schickendantzii to work out which is which and it told me that it is an Echinopsis. Which got me wondering, out of interest, what is considered to be the ultimate authority by you guys when it comes to current taxonomy?

Another question- how much did they cost Mandy!
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Post by Phil_SK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:01 pm

KeithG wrote:what is considered to be the ultimate authority by you guys when it comes to current taxonomy?
Short answer - there isn't one; there can't be one. The closest you get is when something approaching a consensus forms around a particular view. Some plants' names are less contentious than others.
Phil Crewe, BCSS 38143. Mostly S. American cacti, esp. Lobivia, Sulcorebutia and little Opuntia
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Post by Mandy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:44 pm

hi rod just put the cacti into the bubbled rapped greenhouse. do you think that it will be ok and light enough for it.or would you think it would do better in the house on a light window sill. suggestions welcome thankyou.
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Post by Chris L » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:11 pm

KeithG wrote:Being a newbie to cacti and succulents I googled Trichocereus schickendantzii to work out which is which and it told me that it is an Echinopsis. Which got me wondering, out of interest, what is considered to be the ultimate authority by you guys when it comes to current taxonomy?
Some authorities are "Lumpers" and some authorities are "Splitters".

If Messrs Lumper and Splitter ever got together to write a Lexicon goodness knows how long it would take to get published. :shock: :roll:
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Post by rodsmith » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:33 am

Mandy wrote:hi rod just put the cacti into the bubbled rapped greenhouse. do you think that it will be ok and light enough for it.or would you think it would do better in the house on a light window sill. suggestions welcome thankyou.
I reckon the greenhouse will be ideal. Don't water it until late March/early April though.
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