Search found 3943 matches

by ralphrmartin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: This year's tubercle
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: This year's tubercle

Giving Ian his due respect, parryi is much the easier of the two.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: This year's tubercle
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: This year's tubercle

My parryi has done nothing so far. I hope that's not a bad sign...
by ralphrmartin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: One for Tony
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: One for Tony

Thanks Tony. Overenthusiastic with the keyboard when typing that name! :oops:
by ralphrmartin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Whatever it’s called has flowered
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: Whatever it’s called has flowered

Show us a pic of the leaves. It might be Kalanchoe x houghtonii.
by ralphrmartin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: One for Tony
Replies: 2
Views: 930

One for Tony

Tony, following your success with my last query, do you have any useful information on this: it';s the flower of x Gasteraloe 'Twighlight Zone', kindly identified for me by Stuart. But again, the flowers look a bit Haworthia-ish, although not as much as my previous query... Gasteraloe 'Royal Highnes...
by ralphrmartin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria saboae
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Mammillaria saboae

A comment just to wind Stuart up :grin: : did you know that this is now Cochemiea saboae, according to DNA evidence?
by ralphrmartin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Don’t worry about moss!
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Don’t worry about moss!

el48tel wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:31 am
Then we have those who pontificate upon following exactly, the conditions in the wild to achieve successful seed raising, but sterilise the compost and such treatments.
On the other hand, sphagnum moss has been used to make wound dressings... :grin:
by ralphrmartin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

Thanks Norbert and Elizabeth for all the work that has gone into this, and thanks Phil for bringing it to our attention.
by ralphrmartin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinofossulocactus for id
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: Echinofossulocactus for id

A problem with many botanical keys is a lack of understanding of dichotomy (or at least proper application of it) by the person who constructed the key, leading to keys which simply don't work. Two classic problems are exemplified by Spines up to 1cm } Spines over 2cm } You are sunk if your plant's ...