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by iann
Wed May 05, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Not too tender
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Not too tender

Despite the frosts, these plants are determined that summer is coming.

Lophophora fricii
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Strombocactus disciformis
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by iann
Wed May 05, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesky Thrips
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Pesky Thrips

I don't get a lot of Thrips damage, but every year, they seem to sneak into one or two pots.
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by iann
Wed May 05, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neoteny
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Neoteny

Cute little things. I'll try and find a new word for next week.
by iann
Tue May 04, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neoteny
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Neoteny

Only a 7cm pot, so pretty small plants. They haven't had a pampered life, but even pampered ones aren't going to outgrow their welcome.
by iann
Tue May 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Euphorbia enopla
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Euphorbia enopla

FredG wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:40 am
Tina wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 12:34 pm
.............don't grow Euphorbia for their flowers .........
The mini flowers en masse can be very impressive though. :grin:
I'd call them interesting rather than impressive on this species. I find it very curious that the spines sometimes decide to be flowers.
by iann
Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ritter's colour descriptions Solved
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Ritter's colour descriptions Solved

RHS "numbers" also have a letter. Even ignoring the letters, the difference between shades 5 and 6 is almost imperceptible. They are shades of yellow, although not the orange-yellow shades I'd have thought would be used for Rebutia rutiliflora. My guess is these numbers are something else.
by iann
Mon May 03, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neoporteria sociabilis?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Neoporteria sociabilis?

It doesn't look how I'd expect N. sociabilis to look. Or when I'd expect it to start flowering. I'd call that Eriosyce subgibbosa, although that covers a multitude of sins.
by iann
Mon May 03, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neoteny
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Neoteny

These plants are 10 years old. I think you can rely on them staying small for a long time.
by iann
Sun May 02, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?
Replies: 31
Views: 740

Re: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?

Sounds like it could be an improvement just from the description. The peat was never my favourite ingredient in John Innes and I'm fed up with the plastic and metal in green waste products. Could also be a nightmare if the "finely-shredded bark" turns out to be random lumps of wood. Has anyone even ...
by iann
Sun May 02, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dull, dull, dull
Replies: 19
Views: 680

Re: Dull, dull, dull

Sunshine and showers today but these have opened and they'll stay open now. Apparently hummingbirds like to feed at dusk so not a good idea to close your flowers at night when you're trying to attract them.
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