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by One Windowsill
Mon May 09, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most popular cactus sold?
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Most popular cactus sold?

Mrs.Green wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 12:01 pm One Windowsill; Aloe vera is a good guess but I would belive that the ‘Cowboy cactus’ ( Euphorbia trigona) as I often sees it named as, is high on the list?
One to burn the skin and the other to heal it?
by One Windowsill
Sun May 08, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Most popular cactus sold?
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Most popular cactus sold?

The various "Holiday cacti" (Schlumbergera/Rhipsalidopsis) are fairly common, i guess? Seeing the amount of especially ‘Christmas cacti’( Schumbergera) offered in any grocery store around christmas and close behind in numbers Rhipsalidopsis before easter, I would guess they are pretty hig...
by One Windowsill
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where did everyone go.
Replies: 86
Views: 3299

Re: Where did everyone go.

I've heard of the China Cactus and Succulent Union.which as far as I know is an organization of merchants who don't represent enthusiasts, just a subset of sellers. There are not many types of succulent in China. Due to climate reasons, there are about 200-300 species of sedum in mainland China, an...
by One Windowsill
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where did everyone go.
Replies: 86
Views: 3299

Re: Where did everyone go.

You can imagine Britain in 1850~1900,There must have been a lot of damage to wild plants back then.it is difficult to convince enthusiasts to reduce their fanaticism about some plants. Britain in 1850-1900 was full of newly collected wild plants, many of them from China. We have destroyed much of o...
by One Windowsill
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Free For All
Topic: Bird playing with a ball
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Bird playing with a ball

I had assumed before clicking the link that it would be one of the crow family, but it seems it is not.

Great video.
by One Windowsill
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Illifle Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Illifle Pictures

Despite saying they would love more pictures and please use the feedback form, they are renowned for never replying or using pictures.
by One Windowsill
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for leafy cacti
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Looking for leafy cacti

Koehres have Pereskia grandifolia , 10 seeds for €1.80 https://www.kaktus-koehres.de/shop/Cactus-seeds/Peireskia---1_413.html You might want to search for Leuenbergeria and Rhodocactus as well. Pereskia grandifolia is now called Rhodocactus grandifolius . See POWO for which species were split off (a...
by One Windowsill
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Hijinks!
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Hijinks!

PseudolithosLover wrote: Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:15 pm Sorry I’m dumb 😅😅 maybe they shouldn’t be trusting children with welwitshias lol (I’m 14)

They can live to 1,500 years. So best to start growing them while you are still young. :D
by One Windowsill
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Hijinks!
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Hijinks!

It is Welwitschia mirabilis.

Why not use one of the common names from its native range?

tumboa or n'tumbo [Angolan]

!kharos [Nama/Damara]

nyanka [Damara]

khurub [Nama]

onyanga [Herero]
by One Windowsill
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Overwhelmed!
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Overwhelmed!

The name "mother of thousands" should give you a clue as to why you have a lot of small ones of the same plant that look quite different. Don't let them overhang any other pots or you will have many more.
by One Windowsill
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Natural looking Lophophora trichomes
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Natural looking Lophophora trichomes

Thank you One Windowsill. I did look up the general botanical meaning of Trichome, but I was hoping that the CactiGuide glossary would give a more specific meaning as used in cacti, such as in the discussion above on Lophophora. I think most of the ones found in cacti are just hairs. In other plant...
by One Windowsill
Sat Mar 12, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Natural looking Lophophora trichomes
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Natural looking Lophophora trichomes

I tried to look-up the meaning of trichome, but it is not listed in the CactiGuide glossary. From the OED (www.oed.com): Botany . The general name for any outgrowth of the epidermis or superficial tissue of a plant, as hairs, scales, prickles, etc It is from the Greek meaning a hairy growth. One ha...