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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: 237

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: 513

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: 513

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: 807

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: 2700

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: 2700

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: 336

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: 204

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: 661

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 ...
by MikeT
Thu May 20, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutias & Sulcorebutias
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Rebutias & Sulcorebutias

Something to look forward to each May - Sylvia's superb Rebutias.
Certainly brightens up a dull rainy day.
Thanks.