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by Ali Baba
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 23
Views: 285

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

Astrophytum Caput Medusae seed was sold by the BCSS on the 2014 seed list for the rather reasonable price of 30p for a packet. Nurseries can't sell the plants but the BCSS can sell the seeds. Probably best to keep quiet about that! Stuart Only one time (it was my donation), the next time I offered ...
by Ali Baba
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Old seeds

ralphrmartin wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:20 pm
Some years ago, I was given some Echinopsis x Lobivia seed over 20 years old (originally from Gordon Rowley) - and it germinated like cress. The chap who gave it me kept his house fairly cold in winter, mind.
I have quite a bit of interesting Rebutia seed so that is encouraging
by Ali Baba
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 31
Views: 855

Re: Some Stapeliads today

To me it smells vaguely unpleasant, difficult to describe but reminiscent of a musty waterproof . Certainly not sweet or marzipan like
by Ali Baba
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 31
Views: 855

Re: Some Stapeliads today

One from today Stapelia flavopurpurea (there will be fresh seed later as you can see 😃) I like the way a thoughtful spider has pitched its web just above the flowers! Who says invertebrates aren’t intelligent…
by Ali Baba
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Old seeds

Thanks that’s encouraging . Time to sow that Discocactus horstii seed from the one time I got fruit in 2016!😂
by Ali Baba
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Old seeds

I was having a sort out today in my seed store (basically an airtight jar with lots of drying agent at the bottom) and found a surprising number of packets of half sown and unsown cactus and succulent seed, up to 8 years old. Much of it is half packets of mesemb seed from Mesa garden, so I reckon th...
by Ali Baba
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The softer side of Mammillaria tetrancistra
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: The softer side of Mammillaria tetrancistra

Sadly my pot full have all expired now, I did manage to flower one but never saw the open flower 😟
by Ali Baba
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinopsis Subdenudata
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: Echinopsis Subdenudata

Thank you for the responses, this is useful to me. I am fairly confident (he said, holding his breath) that the problem is not Root Mealy Bugs, so I am wondering about my watering regime. The plant - indeed, like all of the plants in my small collection of thirty or so - is in a terracotta pot. The...
by Ali Baba
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinopsis Subdenudata
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: Echinopsis Subdenudata

Root mealy bug or just rotten roots