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by jerryb23
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shading cover
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Shading cover

I would have thought that your biggest problem in Italy may be ensuring sufficient ventilation and airflow. Taking out some of the side windows for the summer along with 50% shading may be the best option. If you use shading I think it will need to be in place all year round. Good luck.
by jerryb23
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Agave
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Agave

It could be Agave victoriae-reginae f. nickelsiae which I think has longer more pointed leaves than the standard victoria-reginae. Agave Ferdinand-Regis is also a possibility.
by jerryb23
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Does anyone know what this is please?
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Does anyone know what this is please?

Very odd, I presume its a hybrid. The body is reminiscent of a spineless Parodia Buiningii.
by jerryb23
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: For anyone who enjoys monthly talks
Replies: 5
Views: 469

For anyone who enjoys monthly talks

I have recently discovered a web site for the Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society (TCSS) which seems to have gone unnoticed. The site contains an amazing amount of practical and educational information but best of all is that they have been recording their monthly talks and zoom meetings on youtube si...
by jerryb23
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ferocactus identification
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Ferocactus identification

The one on the right could be subsp, Pringlei (no wispy spines) and the other could be Latispinus subsp. Greenwoodii as the centrals don't look quite as wide as a standard latispinus.
by jerryb23
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A cactus ID.
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: A cactus ID.

Agreed, Ferocactus Stainesii var. Pilosus

var. Pilosus has the thin white wispy spines
by jerryb23
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Copiapoa fruits
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Copiapoa fruits

Several of my late flowering copiapoa's are doing the same. The fruits bursting open is normal but in the summer the husks dry out quicker so it is not so noticeable. I suspect that what is happening now is that increased humidity and cooler temperatures are keeping the husks greener for longer. Fin...
by jerryb23
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: can Mealy Bugs swim?...
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: can Mealy Bugs swim?...

I found this monster on an epiphyllum stem over the weekend! The main body alone was at least one eighth of an inch long which you can judge from the main vein in the epiphyllum leaf. My collection is relatively bug free but It seems to me that this is the time of year when they are migrating most (...
by jerryb23
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Alternatives to baggie tek for seed sowing
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Alternatives to baggie tek for seed sowing

My stombo's did quite well with my "pasta sauce pot" method. They are slow but these are 8 years from seed and flowered after 6. The largest are now nearing 2 inch diameter. I think the point is to do what works best for you and providing you get good germination and avoid damping off then most meth...
by jerryb23
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK Canceled
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Re: ELK Canceled

What a great series of talks, and from speakers that we would not normally see in the UK. Well done to Paul for organising.
It was just surprising that the attendances were so low compared to the Tuesday night talks.