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by lobman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia sp
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Lobivia sp

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by lobman
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: Lobivia ID please

Reply delayed by comp probs , yes Tegeleriana is self fertile , ( the only sp to be so ) , and has a large fruit , similar to a gooseberry
by lobman
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: Lobivia ID please

I would say Tegeleriana , Hertrichiana , and Winteriana
by lobman
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The Chileans and Harry Middleditch
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: The Chileans and Harry Middleditch

I think that the long term benefit of The Chileans will be benefit gained by those who met at the weekend event -- long ceased -- and inspired each other . Unfortunately the actual membership was always guarded , which hindered contact between those who did not attend the meetings as the they would ...
by lobman
Sat May 09, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Provado
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

Re: Provado

The trouble is pests are always around , ( unless you grow from seed in the Antartic ) so a couple of treatments a year is money well spent
by lobman
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Frailea with mini flower
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: Frailea with mini flower

I found that an upturned jam jar ( empty ! ) placed over the pot with a Frailia in it can encourage the flower to open fully - due to the increace in both heat and humidity
by lobman
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Names used in Joël Lodé's Taxonomy of the Cactaceae
Replies: 19
Views: 4877

Re: Names used in Joël Lodé's Taxonomy of the Cactaceae

Having had a very quick midnight look at the above , I am glad I did not invest in a copy , as the " Echinopsis , Lobivia , Trichocereus sections " do not seem to have taken onboard the DNA work to any extent , simply trying to hammer things into a genus , and seems to be a re- hash of ideas around ...
by lobman
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help; can I save my T. spachianus?
Replies: 6
Views: 2932

Re: Help; can I save my T. spachianus?

In the Spring , I would plant it in a larger , wider pot , to help with balance , but not plant it much deeper as this could indeed induce rotting . The marks on the stem could be hidden by using something like 20mm gravel as a top dressing --- I think that you will find that the slim base of the pl...
by lobman
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sempervivams winter care
Replies: 8
Views: 2717

Re: Sempervivams winter care

I guess that most semps would enjoy that temp , but the main drawback is that on sunny days the temp wil go a lot higher and will stress them .
by lobman
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Branching out at 50.....
Replies: 13
Views: 3398

Re: Branching out at 50.....

Its an Avonia . trust me .