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by MaciejW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

I just had a look in The Aloes of Madagascar (Castillon) In which it states that the flowers of normal haworthiodes are white to pink while var.auranticaca are orange to red. If this is true, again it begs the question, is he talking about Tepal colour or filament colour? If it is filament colour, ...
by MaciejW
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

Hi all, My plant of a Aloe haworthioides is currently putting on a nice flower display, but a new addition from this year of a supposed var aurantiaca is not. I know the formal descriptions of both varieties, and the fact that they differ only by the flower colour, but I was wondering if anybody cou...
by MaciejW
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Othonna carnosa problems
Replies: 22
Views: 1658

Re: Othonna carnosa problems

That is interesting to hear about seeds taking long time to germinate. I think they must be going into dormancy after a short period - perhaps like mammillaria theresae, which was recently discussed on the Forum. Over the last 2 months I have managed to successfully cross-polinate some of my othonna...
by MaciejW
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?

Keith H wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:39 am
Do all your seed raised plants grow at the same time or are they equally self willed?
They are pretty consistent. Might be a number of reasons, like all coming from one mother plant- something I am unable to confirm, or the fact that they are growing in one larger tray.
by MaciejW
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?

Still teenagers then, just repot n feed regularly. Are they growing well ?. I think mine may need a sunnier position as they are at the back of the greenhouse. Tony Morris who produces the seed for the BCSS has his on the floor but climbing up sticks, probably easier to get to the flowers this way,...
by MaciejW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?

How many years old are they and whats the size of them, mine are a good size & age ( from an older branch member) but don't even flower every year or at the same time . Plants are roughly 7-8 cm in diameter and coming to 6 year now. I was hoping that it might be enough for them to start flowering, ...
by MaciejW
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: EU Plant Passport Scheme
Replies: 250
Views: 46831

Re: EU Plant Passport Scheme

Early last year (in time for the planned South East Cactus Mart in Swalecliffe) I have officially registered with APHA as plants seller. It was for free. I made enquiries at the same about plants passport and even had a telephone chat with my local inspector and I was told that I would be subject to...
by MaciejW
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Dioscorea elephantipes - when to flower?

Hi all, I have a decent sized number of plants raised from seed. They are few years old and I would have hoped that they are getting to the flowering size. I was wondering what is your experience of them flowering here in the UK. Which months they are likely to come into bud and flower? Many thanks ...
by MaciejW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: December Cactus world is here
Replies: 166
Views: 14132

Re: December Cactus world is here

I think my CactusWorld (and probably my MSG bulletin) will not be delivered as a revenge by British customs from confiscated British sandwiches by Dutch customs: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55622331. Hi Aiko, The latest seed list has now been published on the main Society page. You can at...
by MaciejW
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which seeds did you order this year?
Replies: 66
Views: 6154

Re: Which seeds did you order this year?

Herts Mike wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:36 pm
Chortolirioides was Seeds For Africa and variegata is on the Mesa Gardens site.
Thanks Mike! Got these from Mesa Garden already few years back. I have never ordered from SFA before - are they reliable source?