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by Stuart
Tue May 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: availability of Discocactus Horstii?...
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: availability of Discocactus Horstii?...

The chance of keeping a flowering size plant alive on its own roots is near to zero. In the old days of imports, they were freely available and rarely survived their first winter. Small seedlings might be available at ELK but they're relatively easy when grafted. If the graft is fairly short they'll...
by Stuart
Mon May 10, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caudiciforms
Replies: 27
Views: 1291

Re: Caudiciforms

The Anacampseros (Avonia) was most probably from a large quantity of unrooted habitat-collected plants I saw in the wholesale trade a year ago. To grow a plant with a 'caudex' that size would take years so, unfortunately, there is a demand for larger habitat plants.

Stuart
by Stuart
Sun May 09, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caudiciforms
Replies: 27
Views: 1291

Re: Caudiciforms

D.T. won't be happy with the Alstonii. Hope it's rooted by now.

Stuart
by Stuart
Thu May 06, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Plant sale near Hastings this Saturday, 8 May
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Plant sale near Hastings this Saturday, 8 May

Although not 100% cacti, Seddlescombe & District Garden Society are holding their annual Plant Market in the car park at Seddlescombe Village Hall this Saturday, 8th May, 10am to 12am. This is a few miles north of Hastings. I've no idea what to expect in plant sales overall but the Rother Valley BCS...
by Stuart
Sun May 02, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: More bulbine
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: More bulbine

It helped to be told that it was there somewhere, and having the flower spike, otherwise I'd never have spotted it. Are there many more in the same area?

Stuart
by Stuart
Sat May 01, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe ID
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Aloe ID

It looks like 'Sparkling Burgundy', a John Bleck hybrid from the USA.

Stuart
by Stuart
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria luethyi
Replies: 37
Views: 2127

Re: Mammillaria luethyi

I've only ever had grafted plants, although I've had success with grafting offsets despite not much 'flesh' to graft, I've never managed to keep one for more than a couple of years.

Stuart
by Stuart
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubrispinus
Replies: 30
Views: 1536

Re: Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubrispinus

echino rubispinus albiflora 1.JPG
My white one has just flowered but all the other Echinocereus are only just up to the stage when the buds burst through the body.

Stuart
by Stuart
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sulcorebutias today
Replies: 17
Views: 406

Re: Sulcorebutias today

Thanks Diane, I think it's time for me to buy some fresh velvet, I didn't realise how worn mine was until I saw how good yours looked.

Stuart
by Stuart
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sulcorebutias today
Replies: 17
Views: 406

Re: Sulcorebutias today

Superb photos, is the black background real or electronic?

Stuart