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by Stuart
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Confusion identifying Cacti!
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Confusion identifying Cacti!

The thread on Mamm Haudeana a few days ago showed a whole mass of Mamms that had (in one person's opinion) been transferred to Cochemieas. I'd suggest we ignore it and it'll go away. Don't change labels.

Stuart
by Stuart
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Confusion identifying Cacti!
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Confusion identifying Cacti!

Thanks a lot Tony, now she wants a pay rise!

Stuart
by Stuart
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Confusion identifying Cacti!
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Confusion identifying Cacti!

Getting back to Stenocactus, there's lots of names around for just a few different species. I've not seen any two in Mexico that look alike, the number of ribs varies, the flower colour varies and the spine length varies and, apart from maybe three distinct species, the rest could easily all be call...
by Stuart
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Confusion identifying Cacti!
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Confusion identifying Cacti!

I'm at the other end of the scale, joined in 1975 and bought Backeberg's Lexicon which was newly published in English at that time. It wasn't much use and I've not bought Hunt's Lexicon because I don't need another list of names and somebody else's photos. On the other hand I have almost all of John...
by Stuart
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: keeping plants cool the computer way
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: keeping plants cool the computer way

Over the years most of my autovents had gradually failed and I didn't realise how poor the ventilation had become until I replaced them all last year, along with automating the louvres. There's far more air movement now though I've never used fans. Whilst there's not much danger in a 12volt fan, the...
by Stuart
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few Echinopsis flowers
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: A few Echinopsis flowers

Just a few!, and how tidy. Superb.

Stuart
by Stuart
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus world
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Cactus world

The photo on the front cover had me stumped - all I could come up with was a hybrid Copiapoa Krainziana / Cinerea but the background coast didn't fit in. I didn't even consider Melocactus. For an amateur society, we're producing a very professional magazine.

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by Stuart
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera albipilosa
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Aylostera albipilosa

Lovely plant, I think I'd call it Rebutia Muscula, I've not grown Albipilosa for a while but it usually has red flowers and much denser white spination. It shows that plants can come through a red spider attack with a bit of time and care.

Stuart
by Stuart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A little help/advice
Replies: 31
Views: 861

Re: A little help/advice

John has been growing plants for even longer than I have and I'm always happy to hear his views. I had to explain to my 'voice activated label writer' why I was laughing at the screen reading about Acadama dust, or muesli as they call it down south. There used to be as natural progression through th...
by Stuart
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pelargonium cotyledonis
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Pelargonium cotyledonis

DSCF7653.JPG Mine turned out to be a dead twig. It was the cultivar 'Ventnor' and came from ISI at The Huntington. It was supposed to have matt leaves rather than the normal form with shiny leaves. I don't think it had any leaves last year, I probably overwatered it when it was dormant and killed t...