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by MikeT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sedum?? ID help please Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Sedum?? ID help please Solved

I'm curious about this. If x rubrotinctum is a hybrid doesn't that mean that the seeds would likely be sterile anyway. Or was this a batch of seeds taken from one of the parent plants after cross pollination in the hope of making the Aurora varient? I tried growing Aurora from cuttings but the vari...
by MikeT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: More greenhouse pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: More greenhouse pictures

Wow. Again.

The trouble with responding to your photos, Sylvia, is that I can't come up with anything like an adequate comment.
by MikeT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sedum?? ID help please Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Sedum?? ID help please Solved

Could it be Sedum cepea? I would have given you full marks, Ed, but one deducted for the spelling mistake. Here's Ray's response: Crassulaceae seeds are minute, very lightweight and despite cleaning the sieves after each batch has been sorted, have a habit of clinging. As a result “strays” are not ...
by MikeT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sedum?? ID help please Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Sedum?? ID help please Solved

Definitely not x rubrotinctum. 'Aurora' is a chimera, so not much chance of coming true from seed. The variegated cells would at best produce a chlorophyll free plant that isn't going to survive. I suppose theoretically it could be grafted. This looks like an annual Sedum. I wondered about a somewha...
by MikeT
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: I hate Snails!
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: I hate Snails!

Wouldn't fancy trying to throw one of them over the garden wall.... :sad:
by MikeT
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld Live booking is open!
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: CactusWorld Live booking is open!

The gift aid idea is that with the extra voluntary contribution (must be 10% at least), the charity is able to claim gift aid back on the whole amount paid.
by MikeT
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Substrate and re-potting
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Substrate and re-potting

I wonder whether the sand is causing the problem. It can fill the small spaces and reduce the amount of air. I'd either replace it with cat litter (the baked clay granules) or simply omit and use 50-50 JI and grit.
by MikeT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: ID please

I can't make out an offset, Eric. In general, the offset will grow much faster while still attached to the mother plant, so I wouldn't remove too quickly. The leaves all look somewhat shrivelled so getting it re-hydrated first would make sense. If the lower stem is dead, it needs removing and the he...
by MikeT
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: ID please

The way that adventitous roots are growing from the wider, upper piece of stem, suggests that the narrower section below may be dead. If it is, cut off the dead section. The top is already rooting, so no problems there. If that lower section is still alive, I'd repot lower so that the new roots are ...
by MikeT
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rare poached cacti found in Italy sent home to native Chile
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Rare poached cacti found in Italy sent home to native Chile

ralphrmartin wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:47 pm
rare poached cacti
Sounds like a menu item.
Nopales anyone? :grin: