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by Darren S
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: SA winter growers
Replies: 24
Views: 2116

Re: SA winter growers

Massonia pustulata (the real thing) and Massonia citrina, yesterday.
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Massonia pustulata
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Massonia citrina
by Darren S
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe polyphylla germination
Replies: 139
Views: 12496

Re: Aloe polyphylla germination

Recent BCSS seeds after ten days in water:
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by Darren S
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum 'Foggy Dew'
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Conophytum 'Foggy Dew'

Amongst 12 conos sown 10 days ago (East facing windowsill in a room heated only in daytime) is this from the December BCSS list.

(My sowings also included several from last year's MSG seed, which arrived quite late. So far the only one not showing signs of life is burgeri.)
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Conophytum 'Foggy Dew'
by Darren S
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cono wittebergense
Replies: 20
Views: 3214

Re: Cono wittebergense

Confession time. Here is the secret.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJi0vk9ALXv ... w6p0oe71em
by Darren S
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cono wittebergense
Replies: 20
Views: 3214

Re: Cono wittebergense

In my collection it remains the only Cono I ever bought in person on a nursery visit. I picked a nice one from a tray of them at Whitestone many years ago and still have it.

Interested in a glow-in-the-dark form?

https://youtu.be/Ssj-WOH0X6Y
by Darren S
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Small Opuntia seedlings
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Small Opuntia seedlings

I was going to say the same as Mike - the Maihuenia in particular like a little water.
by Darren S
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe polyphylla germination
Replies: 139
Views: 12496

Re: Aloe polyphylla germination

Thank you Mike - much appreciated.
by Darren S
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Mesemb Study Group News
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Mesemb Study Group News

My bulletin arrived today too - alongside my BCSS seed.
by Darren S
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe polyphylla germination
Replies: 139
Views: 12496

Re: Aloe polyphylla germination

I just got seed of this so will try the soaking method. I also have seed of A.dichotoma - is it worth using the same method? And also try it now?
by Darren S
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouses wide open
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Greenhouses wide open

Haven't closed mine yet this winter. Even at night. I started out with alpines and bulbs before gradually incorporating cacti and succulents (now about a third of the space) so have never bothered changing my routine. I close up in severe gales or frost below -2 but otherwise everything stays open.