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by MikeT
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Eriosyce
Replies: 34
Views: 873

Re: Eriosyce

RAYWOODBRIDGE wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:43 pm
Beautiful plant and crowded flowers, you do like your Eriosyce Christer :razz:
Judging by the quality of the plants (and the photography), the Eriosyce rather like Christer :grin:
by MikeT
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dull, dull, dull
Replies: 19
Views: 680

Re: Dull, dull, dull

E. coccineus AG11. A form known for non-red flowers. I've had them pink, peachy, and this very nice one. Coccineus means 'scarlet'. 2 of mine; the first could reasonably be said to fit the name E_coccineus.JPG The other wouldn't fit my definition of scarlet. SB236 from Mesa Gardens; from memory Ste...
by MikeT
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dull, dull, dull
Replies: 19
Views: 680

Re: Dull, dull, dull

fero wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:05 pm
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Close... but hover the cursor over the picture, and you'll see 'coccineus'. That's assuming Ian has the correct name :wink:
by MikeT
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Water moisture monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: Water moisture monitor

I either lift the pot to assess the weight, or use the digital method. Stick a finger through the gravel topdressing to feel the soil surface.
by MikeT
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia flavistyla problem
Replies: 24
Views: 1516

Re: Rebutia flavistyla problem

Boron deficiency? That was my second thought. First was rsm, especially on Rebutias, but that usually affects the whole batch of seedlings to a similar extent - at least it does for me. Were the seedlings planted into new compost? I wouldn't expect boron deficiency so quickly. I don't have a third ...
by MikeT
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: NOID Mammillaria - any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: NOID Mammillaria - any ideas?

I used to get some seeds on all of the various forms. Many (not all) flowers would set seed, usually only a few per pod. The standard flower colour zeilmanniana that I bought as a teenager was kept going through many generations till the 2010-11 winter. Must get a new one, I've been too long without...
by MikeT
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: NOID Mammillaria - any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: NOID Mammillaria - any ideas?

I'd agree with zeilmanniana. There are white and pink flowered forms available, plus the Southfield 'New Dawn' hybrids. There is also a white spined form. It's sometimes dismissed as an easy beginners' plant, but a really reliable flowerer, will make a decent size clump in time, though does take a b...
by MikeT
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Crassula arborescens not looking well
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Crassula arborescens not looking well

It looks sort-of healthy, but absolutely bone dry. Try watering it thoroughly, so all the compost is wet. I'd agree. it really does look very dry. If it's potbound, it may not be easy to get water penetrating into the rootball. I would inspect the roots. especially if you ever have vine weevil trou...
by MikeT
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Can anyone identify?

Is pot 4 one plant or two? The spination looks somewhat different on the 2 heads. The left looks a typical Echinopsis of the oxygona group; not sure the right is the same
by MikeT
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Crassula time
Replies: 99
Views: 5925

Re: Crassula time

A beauty, Juster

My ausensis titanopsis died this winter. That's twice I've killed it. (Same species, not the same plant...) Must get it right third time.
Hampshire is a bit far to think of a visit, but worth bearing in mind if on holiday in the deep south.