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by MikeT
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: ID please

The way that adventitous roots are growing from the wider, upper piece of stem, suggests that the narrower section below may be dead. If it is, cut off the dead section. The top is already rooting, so no problems there. If that lower section is still alive, I'd repot lower so that the new roots are ...
by MikeT
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rare poached cacti found in Italy sent home to native Chile
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Rare poached cacti found in Italy sent home to native Chile

ralphrmartin wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:47 pm
rare poached cacti
Sounds like a menu item.
Nopales anyone? :grin:
by MikeT
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery plant (Lenophyllum texanum - serious pest)
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Mystery plant

I had Lenophyllum texanum at one time. Under the staging it's a straggly, scruffy looking plant. In full sun, it can make quite an attractive, compact, silver coloured specimen. The International Crassulaceae Network comments about texanum Note : In the greenhouse this plant can become very invasive...
by MikeT
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mystery plant (Lenophyllum texanum - serious pest)
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Mystery plant

Lenophyllum?
If it is, easy to introduce as a single leaf hiding in a pot of something else.
by MikeT
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: keeping plants cool the computer way
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: keeping plants cool the computer way

I have a fan running continuously. In winter the rationale is to improve air flow to reduce botrytis/fungal infection risk. In summer it's to reduce scorch risk since air in a 6' x 8' greenhouse can get locally hot enough to cause damage. I am sure that scorch is a risk because it's happened. I have...
by MikeT
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus Flowers
Replies: 61
Views: 2728

Re: Echinocereus Flowers

The Echinocerei I posted on Wednesday are in the allotment greenhouse. It gets more sun than the cold frame on the garage roof, so not surprisng that the Echinocerei there are a little slower to flower, but they're getting going now today. cold frame_r.JPG The coccineus here are SB236, all pink flow...
by MikeT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus Flowers
Replies: 61
Views: 2728

Re: Echinocereus Flowers

I thought I'd posted some photos yesterday, but they haven't appeared, so here we go again. A few to add. Echinocereus coccineus was first to get going, Ech coccineus2_cr.jpg building up after a few days Echcoccineus5cr.jpg The stems are somewhat marked, unfortunately. Coccineus has been superceded ...
by MikeT
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hatiora (Rhipsalidopsis) rosea
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Hatiora (Rhipsalidopsis) rosea

I find the trouble with this, and several similar plants, is they can do well for a while, then suddenly collapse, or at least, lose their roots. This is one of those plants, that in my experience anyway, seems to do well if grown in a very open orchid type mix of bark, perlite, sphagnum, and water...
by MikeT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few flowers today 2/6/2021
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: A few flowers today 2/6/2021

Phot 1 is one of the albiflora/heliosa hybrids, Chris
Photo 3 the flower looks like chamaecereus, but the stems look too chunky; I'd agree with Ross, one of the Chamaeolobivia hybrids
The pink ones in photo 4 looks like kariusiana.
by MikeT
Sat May 22, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bulbine care guide anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Bulbine care guide anyone?

Frutescens is borderline hardy. It's survived outside for me in Sheffield in some winters, including snow and frost, but can be killed off. It's a good idea to have some cuttings in the greenhouse as reserve. I find it grows and flowers far better when grown outdoors with free root run that when in ...