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by iann
Fri May 14, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Getting the right colours in a picture.
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Getting the right colours in a picture.

Digital cameras are over-sensitive to red so they tend to blow out intensely red subjects. You can compensate with a blue filter, but most people won't have the equipment for that. You can avoid blowing out the red highlights by underexposing the image and then correcting (boost the other colours) o...
by iann
Fri May 14, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Copiapoa grandiflora
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Copiapoa grandiflora

Slow or just small? Mine about ten years old from seed are still small, although they flower regularly. Descriptions say up to six or eight inches across and some habitat photos show strongly-spined plants and even large clumps, but they may not be quite the same thing that we're growing.
by iann
Thu May 13, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cintia? or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Cintia? or not?

Well that's what the body looks like, but the flower is not standard. A Sulcorebutia flower on a Weingartia? No wonder they just lumped the whole lot and walked away :)
by iann
Wed May 12, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Trying to start a fire
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Trying to start a fire

Pattock wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:35 pm
A Japanese word I recognise! Murasaki means purple.

They would take less space written in kanji.
Well that makes sense. Not sure my kanji is up to writing on labels. Maybe another use for a label printer?
by iann
Wed May 12, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Today’s bloomers!
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Today’s bloomers!

That's a set of plants with really special flowers!
by iann
Wed May 12, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Trying to start a fire
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Trying to start a fire

I'm also trying to grow a purple variant of the strange Japanese pattern cultivar L. julii 'Kikusiyo Giyoku'. I've got some fairly standard L. julii 'Kikusiyo Giyoku', some forms with extremely bright or dark lines, a lot of not-so-special-looking L. julii seedlings, and a couple like this: purple-0...
by iann
Wed May 12, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Trying to start a fire
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Trying to start a fire

One Lithops cultivar that I don't think I've quite got is L. bromfieldii 'Embers'. It is a reddish colour variant of var glaudinae. Here are the plants I have left from my first attempt: one slightly reddish, quickly browns out in the sun; one not really reddish at all. embers-0512.jpg Here it is in...
by iann
Tue May 11, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioecious
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: Dioecious

Gynodioecious means that some flowers have both male and female parts and some flowers only female. Functional gynodioecy means that some flowers are both male and female while some flowers appear to have both male and female parts but actually only the female parts work. Gynodioecy is quite rare bu...
by iann
Mon May 10, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioecious
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Dioecious

The word for this week is dioecious, referring to plants that have two separate sexes. This is fairly common, but not in cacti. Some populations of Echinocereus coccineus are considered to be functionally dioecious, meaning all the flowers have both male and female parts but particular flowers are f...