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by BrianMc
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Terry Smale
Replies: 43
Views: 4845

Re: Terry Smale

It truly was a shock to hear of Terry's passing when I joined the BCSS Zoom meeting on Tuesday night. Although I have known of Terry by reputation and his writings for many years, it wasn't until I began attending the MSG Banstead event from 2012 onwards that I conversed with him. Any comment or obs...
by BrianMc
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

I listed both the Reynolds books on ebay about five years ago, realising that they were very dated and I rarely made any use of them. Despite having over 2500 'followers' on ebay, the starting price was £2.50 and the Africa one sold for £5 and the Madagascar one £7.50. Maybe a bargain but I've not ...
by BrianMc
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

I just had a look in The Aloes of Madagascar (Castillon) In which it states that the flowers of normal haworthiodes are white to pink while var.auranticaca are orange to red. If this is true, again it begs the question, is he talking about Tepal colour or filament colour? If it is filament colour, I...
by BrianMc
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

ralphrmartin wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Here are my v. haworthioides and v. aurantiaca repsectively. The latter is much less "spikey".
Hi Ralph, I'd be very interested in seeing the flower on the second one, as the plant itself looks very similar to some of the hybrids I made using var. haworthioides.
by BrianMc
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

Hi all, ... the fact that they differ only by the flower colour When you say flower colour are you referring to the tepals or the filaments? NB.to those unfamiliar with the species, the colourful part that can be seen in the flowers is actually the highly developed and colourful filament part of th...
by BrianMc
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia pumila cultivars info
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Tony R wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:06 am
A plant from the Haworthia Society publication - Hybrids & Cultivars (with permission)


Donut hybrid.jpg
I'm feeling a bit dyslexic. looking at the photograph, I see the words, but just don't seem to be able to read what they say! :lol:
by BrianMc
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe polyphylla germination
Replies: 139
Views: 10535

Re: Aloe polyphylla germination

Has anyone tried long strand sphagnum moss as a material to put the new seedlings into? I use it for small orchids as it retains a lot of water within its structure for the plants to access but then has open channels so air can also get to the roots to prevent them rotting. Thoughts? Has anyone tri...
by BrianMc
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: A couple of Aloes in flower
Replies: 16
Views: 2151

Re: A couple of Aloes in flower

Aloe ellenbeckii(Acquired under the name A. dumetorum is a synonym of ellenbeckii, but I will leave Colin to comment on this as he is always pulling me up about my incorrect use of A.ellenbeckii on my plant which is, allegedly, an un-named Lavranos collection :wink: (hopefully Colin will not poo-po...
by BrianMc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytums: split or pot on?
Replies: 27
Views: 1862

Re: Conophytums: split or pot on?

I think it depends on the species. Some species seem to be happy and keep growing and eventually form large clumps where as others begin to look tired and if not broken up and rerooted, will eventually start to die back as the stems lose their vitality. I found that most of the Conos I have grown wi...
by BrianMc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Thought this was an Aloe
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Thought this was an Aloe

Sorry to disappoint you guys, but this isn't Aloe albiflora . :shock: Its a typical A.albiflora hybrid flower, the sort you get when crossing A.albiflora with bellatula or with hybrids there of. You will see a slight pinkness to the tepals. True albiflora has no pink! instead they are always pure w...