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by Nick_G
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?
Replies: 30
Views: 2106

Re: Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?

I'm interested as to why Tomasz would say that. It wasn't a generalisation, but specifically about arachnacantha. I'd email him but I'm not sure how good his English is, my Polish is non existent. Maybe MatZ could help 😀
by Nick_G
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?
Replies: 30
Views: 2106

Re: Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?

rcapra wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:00 pm
If I can help, I have had this lobivia for about ten years and I had no problems down to -5 ° C.
Ruggero
Thanks Ruggero, yes that's helpful.
by Nick_G
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?
Replies: 30
Views: 2106

Re: Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?

I don't think that's the case here Ian, he's saying that arachnacantha is the exception and that it won't tolerate low temperatures like other Lobivias. Mind you, Essex cold isn't quite the same as Poland cold.
by Nick_G
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?
Replies: 30
Views: 2106

Lobivia arachnacantha not cold tolerant?

In Tomasz Blaczkowski's recent Lobivia booklet he describes Lobivia arachnacantha as 'sensitive to cold,not resistant to frost, even small frosts can kill this Lobivia'. Really? Has anyone experienced this? Does he mean possibly just the species and not the varieties. My vallegrandensis, sulphurea a...
by Nick_G
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Possible poorly Pachypodium horombense?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Possible poorly Pachypodium horombense?

It's either severely dehydrated or dead. Have you been watering it over winter? If you have then maybe you've given it too much and if you haven't maybe you should have. I've found horombense and densiflorum tricky to overwinter, I'm down to one densiflorum now. MikeDom grows them well, hopefully he...
by Nick_G
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering

It does seem strange that they say that you can't list Ariocarpus plants on Ebay, I have some of them on my Ebay watch list, and there are plenty of other Cites 1 plants for sale as well. The only plants they normally clamp down on are Lophophoras, and some of the Europeans list them as Ariocarpus ...
by Nick_G
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering

I'm due a big cull of my cacti, Ariocarpus this time, I got rid of my Turbinicarpus last year. I do this every 10 years or so. Here's part of eBay's email. As you can see CITES 1 are completely banned and CITES 2 internationally. That's all cacti banned internationally isn't it? The item you listed ...
by Nick_G
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering

well it looks like I have a few options: 1/Move them to a less sunny spot to try to inhibit flowering. I did this yesterday but I don't really like where they are. I can't see them that well and if you can't enjoy the plants on a daily basis what's the point in keeping them. I'm not a hoarder. 2/ Su...
by Nick_G
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering

I find dried Ariocarpus flowers to be very persistent and difficult to remove. I'm always worried that I'm going to damage the plant. Any special technique or just a good yank? No, no heat at all Tina, I haven't heated my greenhouse for probably 15 years now, I decided it was just a big waste of mon...
by Nick_G
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stopping Ariocarpus flowering
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Stopping Ariocarpus flowering

I've had half a dozen or so Ariocarpus die this winter. Not rot as we normally see it, starting in the roots and spreading upwards, but a collapse of the plant body with easily detached, dried up tubercles. The roots were sound on all of them. Although my greenhouse isn't heated at all this hasn't b...