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by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Graptopetalum filiferum Batopilas progress
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Graptopetalum filiferum Batopilas progress

It must have heard me! I just went to throw out my un-germinated pots, and found just one Graptopetalum filiferum has come up in the last couple of days after months of nothing. It's tiny.

I hope you manage to keep your P.cuicatenanum - it's stunning when bigger. I got one from Wiebe Bosma.
by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia einsteinii
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Rebutia einsteinii

Well done, Ross! That MN171a is special!

I also have a plant of MN171a, but its flower is a bit different, and it also seems a bit longer spined than yours.
Rebutia einsteinii v. MN171a.jpg
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by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Helping seedlings
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Helping seedlings

If I see one with its roots up in the air, I will gently reorient it to bury the roots. Removing seed coats is only needed for larger succulent seed, and I do it for ones that are stuck (stapeliads in particular seem prone to the problem). I've just started potting this year's cactus seedlings on, w...
by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera albipilosa
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Aylostera albipilosa

Super plant, and you have the nice soft form there, which is not very common. I don't think it's a form of A. muscula though. If you look at the flowers, they are much closer in shape to those on A. heliosa, with very narrow but long flower tubes (see below) . It also has a much redder flower than A...
by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Another first
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Another first

Thanks Tony. Hmm, I must have some wires crossed here.

Lodé says Tephrocactus microsphaericus -> Tephrocactus alexanderi but this is clearly not Tephrocactus alexanderi.

Is it in fact Cumulopuntia sphaerica? Or if its a Tunilla, which is it?
by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Another first
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Another first

First time I have had Tephrocactus microsphaericus in flower:
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: More Gymnocalycium
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: More Gymnocalycium

Here are G. spegazzinii v. punillense, and below, a hybrid G. spegazzinii x armatum.
Gymnocalycium spegazzinii v. punillense.jpg
Gymnocalycium spegazzinii x armatum.jpg
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: sceletium spp
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: sceletium spp

Mine are in the unheated part of my greenhouse too. It's probably more down to when you and I water them.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: One for Mike (Herts Mike) - or any pelargonium enthusiast
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: One for Mike (Herts Mike) - or any pelargonium enthusiast

It's P. tetragonum, and it has a very big flower.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Austrocactus coxii
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Austrocactus coxii

Well done. I find it surprising just how quickly Austrocacti can grow from seed.