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by Nick_G
Mon May 10, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caudiciforms
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Caudiciforms

They sell a lot of habitat collected plants, for example there is no way the Adenia globosa are nursery grown. The RM numbers tell you where they got them from. It's up to you whether you think this is OK or not, I would never lecture anyone on this, after all I dig up loads of habitat plants (weeds...
by Nick_G
Mon May 10, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Big Gymnocalyciums
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Big Gymnocalyciums

Hi Nick, I have gymno HU79- was told its multiflorum but a quick google says it might be horstii, the chap who gave me my plant had one that was football size, welcome to an offset. Thanks for the offer Tina but I doubt that a Brazilian species would last long in my unheated greenhouse. The Matelea...
by Nick_G
Mon May 10, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Big Gymnocalyciums
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Big Gymnocalyciums

ralphrmartin wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 7:42 am
This is my Gymnocalycium multiflorum, pretty close to 6" across:

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That's one I was thinking of Ralph. I saw some biggish ones last year in Cordoba, I think I sent you some seed, Quebrada del Condorito being the biggest.
by Nick_G
Sat May 08, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Big Gymnocalyciums
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Big Gymnocalyciums

Thanks for your replies. Too wet this morning for the allotment so I had a brief look through the literature and have come up with 20 or so potential species including surprisingly for me G.glaucum. I don't have much interest these days in a greenhouse rammed to the rafters with hundreds of plants a...
by Nick_G
Thu May 06, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Big Gymnocalyciums
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Big Gymnocalyciums

Which Gymnocalyciums can grow to 15cm/6 inches across and more. Single heads that is. I mean from your personal experience not from the literature. Saglionis, spegazzinii and cardenasianum for sure but which others? Monvillei, mostii perhaps? I read this morning of bodenbenderianum up to that size, ...
by Nick_G
Thu May 06, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gymno horridispinum!
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Gymno horridisinum!

fero wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Its not one I've come across often, it's definitely one of my favorite Gymnos. I wonder what it's called these days.
I would still call it G.horridispinum.
by Nick_G
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?
Replies: 31
Views: 795

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

No, but I think I will if I can find some, and at the right price. Have you tried any?
by Nick_G
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: watering
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: watering

I use rainwater until my butts run dry sometime during the summer when I switch to tap water. The water is very hard here too but the plants don't seem to mind and I've been doing this for the last 40 years with no obvious ill effect.
by Nick_G
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gymnocalycium intertextum question
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Gymnocalycium intertextum question

To be honest I'm not sure what you mean. Most cacti will offset if damaged.
by Nick_G
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gymnocalycium intertextum question
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Gymnocalycium intertextum question

It can produce an occasional offset but it's not a highly caespitose, clumping species. I don't think any of section Trichomosemineum are.