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by Cidermanrolls
Sun May 16, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Root mealy bug
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Root mealy bug

I’ve successfully, I believe, managed to eliminate root mealies from my collection. I’m fortunate to have a professional pesticide applicators licence, so have access to some products the general public does not. I believe the key to eliminating the root mealies was a product called Gazelle which co...
by Cidermanrolls
Sat May 15, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Pterocactus - care in first 6 months
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Pterocactus - care in first 6 months

Hi I’ve been having good germination results from ADLPS Pterocactus seed this year and am looking for top tips on post germination care. The first batch of seed germinated well in the heated and illuminated propagator, but losses post germination were higher than expected. I’ve seen tips to prick ou...
by Cidermanrolls
Thu May 13, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus Flowers
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Echinocereus Flowers

I thought from the spines that this might be E stramineus. But now it’s in flower, it is not the same colour as the example in John Pilbeam’s book. Could this just be a disappointingly pale flowered form, or is it something else?
What do you think?
by Cidermanrolls
Sun May 09, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Copiapoa cinerea PM198
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Copiapoa cinerea PM198

Well done, looking great. I flower most of my Copiapoas every year and have several blooming now, but the cinerea that I’ve had for well over 40 years has never flowered. It remains a solitary ball the size of a grapefruit. I used to live close to the Preston-Mafham collection and have several plant...
by Cidermanrolls
Thu May 06, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Northern Cactus and Succulent Mart, 24 July 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Northern Cactus and Succulent Mart, 24 July 2021

It does invite potential vendors to make contact.......
by Cidermanrolls
Wed May 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neoteny
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Neoteny

Here are my two pots of the same name, these under the collection number ZJ651b. They were bought a few years ago from a Czech online seller. This form appears a little larger, but still happy in a small pot.
by Cidermanrolls
Sat May 01, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The first of many
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: The first of many

Great display coming. My plant has been cut down to ground level several times in its 40+ years in my care. It’s currently no more than 2” tall, but I expect 2’ and flowers within 4 years
by Cidermanrolls
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus in flower today
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Oreocereus in flower today

This one has been flowering regularly for several years. Once it was 4’ high it started. The decapitation and rooting knocked it back, but I’m pleased it is back. Across two stems I think there are seven or eight buds.
by Cidermanrolls
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus in flower today
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Oreocereus in flower today

I had to top-cut and re-root this after it hit the greenhouse roof. Two years later it’s now rooted and back in flower at a manageable 3’ tall.
I think it is O. hendricksenianus, but the original label has been long lost.
by Cidermanrolls
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How hot do cacti get?
Replies: 25
Views: 591

Re: How hot do cacti get?

Interesting pics Ralph, but I wonder how trustworthy this camera really is. For example, why is the stone around that Rebutia quite so hot? 60c is decidedly toasty and that stone looks pale in colour. I wouldn’t expect it to be so hot. I don’t know the conditions in your greenhouse, but I would be l...