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by Cidermanrolls
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus in flower today
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Oreocereus in flower today

I had to top-cut and re-root this after it hit the greenhouse roof. Two years later it’s now rooted and back in flower at a manageable 3’ tall.
I think it is O. hendricksenianus, but the original label has been long lost.
by Cidermanrolls
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How hot do cacti get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1317

Re: How hot do cacti get?

Interesting pics Ralph, but I wonder how trustworthy this camera really is. For example, why is the stone around that Rebutia quite so hot? 60c is decidedly toasty and that stone looks pale in colour. I wouldn’t expect it to be so hot. I don’t know the conditions in your greenhouse, but I would be l...
by Cidermanrolls
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus
Replies: 45
Views: 2646

Re: Ariocarpus

I understand the scepticism, but it may be harsh. Look at the full set of plants on offer and they are from all over the place, globally. There are also a mix of ages. I think a more likely explanation than illegal import is that the seller is a son/daughter facing the sad task of disposing of their...
by Cidermanrolls
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus
Replies: 45
Views: 2646

Re: Ariocarpus

I looked at that sale and wondered....looks like a mature collection being sold off.
Several of the Arios have lost their roots. How would the experts recommend bringing them back to their prime? I don’t think my skills with Ariocarpus would be enough.
Some lovely looking plants there, though.
by Cidermanrolls
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Watwrproof/heavy duty labels
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Watwrproof/heavy duty labels

I buy the cheapo ribbons for my P-touch which runs WiFi to my laptop.
I’ve not had any significant problems with them. I do have problems with the Brother tapes, essentially being that they are anything but cheapo.....
by Cidermanrolls
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bio green phoenix 2.8 heater.
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Bio green phoenix 2.8 heater.

If you’re not up to diy electrics, getting an electrician to repair this is likely to cost more than it is worth. These heaters are excellent quality and pretty simple to work on, if you have sufficient skills. I expect the spares will be available from Biogreen. My three have never let me down alth...
by Cidermanrolls
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]
Replies: 17
Views: 1373

Re: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

A question for the experts: I’ve always grown my Pterocacti in relatively shallow pots, but chosen a wider pot to give root room. I’ve never had an issue with plants pushing themselves up and out of the soil. This wider pot means the stems sprawl largely within the confines of the pot, something I f...
by Cidermanrolls
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]
Replies: 17
Views: 1373

Re: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

Thank you both. Now I just need to find a way to print this that will do justice to your super photos! Having bought plants from Poland for several years ( I don’t know where to get them in UK), I tried seeds from ADLPS for the first time this year and was worried when they all looked the same. Your...
by Cidermanrolls
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: plant identification
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: plant identification

35 and 117 look very similar to Espostoa plants in my collection ( maybe yours are a little more ‘hard grown’)
64 and 64 could well be forms of Echinopsis. Flowers will tell you.
Other than that, I’m totally guessing.
by Cidermanrolls
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Uebelmannia pectinifera has issues
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Uebelmannia pectinifera has issues

How do you care for a plant like that? What’s the winter regime?