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by Tony R
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Guess the Epi
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Guess the Epi

Looks like 'Fantasy' rather than 'Fantasie', which I have grown in the past.

https://grootscholten.fotki.com/plant-c ... cg521.html
by Tony R
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus

Hi Ralph, Some comments from my good French friend, Thomas Guerry: Hi Tony, I agree with you, Ralph's plant is a Tephrocactus alexanderi :smile: T. recurvatus is characterized by curved spines and small segments (even if a few forms of T. alexanderi also have small segments) as you said, but another...
by Tony R
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus

I would favour your smaller segment plant to also be T. alexanderi - an interesting clone - but I would be happy to be corrected. Primarily, for the 'look and feel' of the spination, it has regularity and more or less straight central spine(s). Tephrocactus recurvatus has 'more wayward' spination. I...
by Tony R
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus

That is an excellent example of T. alexanderi, Jerry, and well done with the flowers. (tu)
by Tony R
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Tephrocactus alexanderi and recurvatus

Hi Ralph, For me, the segments of T. recurvatus are only ever about half the size, if that, of a typical T. alexanderi. And T. recurvatus clumps far more than T. alexanderi. And T. recurvatus grows much more slowly, is a 'sod' to grow well and loses its roots; equally, it is much more difficult to r...
by Tony R
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe castilloniae
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Aloe castilloniae

A smart plant, MIke.

You will remember there was an informative thread on this species last year too, started by Colin W.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169874
by Tony R
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Tephrocactus articulatus v. oligacanthus
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Tephrocactus articulatus v. oligacanthus

First time flowering of this one for me. Always very satisfying. As well as being one of the more freely-flowering forms of T. articulatus, you will find the floral remains (empty fruits) may be persistent for a long time (even years). Here is one of mine: T. articulatus free flowering form.jpg
by Tony R
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 2 More Hildewinteras
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: 2 More Hildewinteras

ralphrmartin wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Two of the best I have seen! What are, they, please?
The .jpg filenames will tell you.
by Tony R
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hildewinteras
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Hildewinteras

Super flowers, Sylvia!! (tu) (tu)
by Tony R
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hildewinteras
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Hildewinteras

edds wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:24 pm
They're beautiful Sylvia. Would you be able to put names to the photos so I know what to hopefully expect from some of mine this year or next?
The names are in the photo file name if you hover over each photo in turn.