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by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What kind of cactus please
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: What kind of cactus please

Only about 5 years - it was pretty prolific !!! In the Canary islands they grow to be enormous plants.
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30 Cacti delivered
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: 30 Cacti delivered

I am often asked by MrsC to donate a plant to a charity raffle or as a gift to a friend - it is usually a Lophophora williamsii or Encephalocarpus strobiliformis - my two most prolific species for reproducing on their own..
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What kind of cactus please
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: What kind of cactus please

I had one and it just got so huge I had to pass it on to someone with more space !!!
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are these healthy?
Replies: 47
Views: 4813

Re: Are these healthy?

Driller64 wrote:BTW the cacti have been living in Miracle Gro cactus soil their whole lives so they should hold out until I get some grit.
A Miracle they are still alive !!!!
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are these healthy?
Replies: 47
Views: 4813

Re: Are these healthy?

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by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Echinocereus engelmannii and regional forms
Replies: 50
Views: 4226

Re: Echinocereus engelmannii and regional forms

Gorgeous floration !!
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When do Astrophytum myriostigma settle on rib #
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: When do Astrophytum myriostigma settle on rib #

You are probably right - it has just grown so much since its last repot - it is on my list for this autumn - when it cools down a bit.
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are these healthy?
Replies: 47
Views: 4813

Re: Are these healthy?

Agreed, and I just put cantharis on my ignore list. Joined the forum in 2009, posted nothing for years, then comes back from out of nowhere exhibiting the good manners and social grace of a sledgehammer. People who aim a cutting attitude at others deserve to be ignored. Et tu, Brute !! And not sure...
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are these healthy?
Replies: 47
Views: 4813

Re: Are these healthy?

First, I would like to say, that is not a beer can. That is a candy tin, Wow a candy tin - sooo MUCH better !!!! I never said better, I just said that it was not a beer can, which it is not. The reason why I pointed it out is because beer cans have negative connotations and your tone was just so of...
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chopped Mammillaria carmenae
Replies: 27
Views: 2976

Re: Chopped Mammillaria carmenae

Nice pics, thanks for sharing .
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are these healthy?
Replies: 47
Views: 4813

Re: Are these healthy?

I never said better, I just said that it was not a beer can, which it is not. The reason why I pointed it out is because beer cans have negative connotations and your tone was just so offensive, I had to say something in this poor OP's defense. I mean, you called his containers "crappy" out of no w...
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who will be at the InterCity show?
Replies: 14
Views: 1424

Re: Who will be at the InterCity show?

Good luck to all there!!!
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What kind of cactus please
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: What kind of cactus please

Euphorbia canariensis is my best guess. No actually a cactus - spiny succulent originating from the Canary Islands.
by cantharis
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Growing another head !!
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Growing another head !!

I bought the plant as a single small seedling in 1999. It first flowered in 2001, on the back seat of my car, en route from the UK to Spain - obviously had never read that L. williamsii is illegal in France (neither had I, at the time!). The top dressing is sold by my local garden centre - they also...