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by Mal L
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti identification thread
Replies: 45
Views: 2365

Re: Cacti identification thread

I also firmly believe that the first plant is Ferocactus schwarzii. You have no need to be disappointed, it is a handsome species, and I first flowered it from seed when the stem was around 15cm diameter. I agree with David and it is indeed one of the easiest of the 'larger' Ferocacti to get to flo...
by Mal L
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Crassula arborescens not looking well
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Crassula arborescens not looking well

I have to first confess that I do not have one of these plants, and indeed never have had, which probably puts me in a small minority of C&S growers, so my comment does not come from experience. The fact that the leaves look shrivelled and rather bleached, and you mention that the problem "started d...
by Mal L
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: propane heating in greenhiuse.
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: propane heating in greenhiuse.

I agree with David Neville. For years I heated my greenhouse with a propane heater and it never caused any problems with respect to the plants. Eventually I installed an electricity supply and now run an electric heater. The reason for the change was nothing to do with the effectiveness of the gas h...
by Mal L
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Forum page display in Browser
Replies: 23
Views: 1068

Re: Forum page display in Browser

I didn't have this issue until today. What did I do last night - yes, update Windows 10! So, looks likes previous comments re. Windows 10 updates are probably correct.
by Mal L
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: December Cactus world is here
Replies: 166
Views: 10432

Re: December Cactus world is here

My copy has still not arrived so either the post is still delayed here, or someone else has got an early Xmas present by mistake. As I have already had other people's Xmas cards delivered to me I fear it may be the latter!
by Mal L
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which seeds did you order this year?
Replies: 66
Views: 4532

Re: Which seeds did you order this year?

From ADBLPS I'm having yet another go at the two Dyckia. I went for both of them too. Are they tricky from seed? Or is it just hard to obtain viable seed? Apart from good germination with Puya venusta (BCSS seed?) about 40 years ago, then after a lengthy hiatus, I've not had any germination from an...
by Mal L
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Book found... any info?
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Book found... any info?

This was also my first Cactus book, in the sense that I borrowed it constantly from my local library. Eventually my father gave me the money to buy a copy for my birthday - probably about 15 years old then. I still vividly remember going into the local bookshop and ordering a copy - especially the l...
by Mal L
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Matelea cyclophylla
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Matelea cyclophylla

For anyone not familiar with this species here are a couple of photos from my plant a few weeks ago. With regards to scent there is no need to worry, as it is imperceptible at a distance and only just apparent if you almost stick the flower up your nose!
Matalea cyclophila2.jpg
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by Mal L
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Late and scented flower
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Late and scented flower

Mike P wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:33 pm
I’m sure others I have seen in flower have been a deeper yellow.
Yes, the flower on mine is a deeper yellow than yours (no photo unfortunately), but yours is a very nice paler variation.
by Mal L
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: ID please

I don't find ssp winteri to be particularly pendant - mine grew upright to a height of about 20" before starting to lean then topple. Interesting variation in individual plants. I don't wish to embarrass it, but my own plant clearly has considerable difficulty with achieving any significant 'vertic...