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by Carl_B
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: [Wanted] Matucana madisoniorum f. albiflora seed
Replies: 0
Views: 1469

[Wanted] Matucana madisoniorum f. albiflora seed

Hi,

I'm looking for Matucana madisoniorum f. albiflora seed, there are a couple of nurseries who sell seed but as I don't want anything else currently and so postage and small order fee's are making it expensive :?

Many thanks in advance!
by Carl_B
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: larvae and flies - Harmful or harmless ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: larvae and flies - Harmful or harmless ?

I'd just like to mention an amazing trick I read in one of the Epiphyllum Society of America's Bulletin a few years ago and that was to crush up 1/4 - 1/2 of a mosquito dunks into a watering can leave it 24hrs give it a swish around and then use it to water your plants, it works brilliantly! I put o...
by Carl_B
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Commercial grafting!
Replies: 4
Views: 1882

Re: Commercial grafting!

I think they root the Hylocereus stocks first, as the take rate using non-rooted specimens may be low. The stocks look fresh and young as they are normally grown inside tunnelhouses/greenhouses and given a lot of fertilizer and water. They have specialized techniques on how to use Hylocereus as sto...
by Carl_B
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: New Member from the UK.
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: New Member from the UK.

Welcome Martin, nice to have another brit on the forum :)

as you say it is nice to see what others from around the world can grow in their collections
by Carl_B
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: IDs Needed - Trying to get my collection tagged.
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: IDs Needed - Trying to get my collection tagged.

Is the first one Acanthocereus tetragonus http://cactiguide.com/cactus/?genus=Acanthocereus&species=tetragonus" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have a bunch that look like that and i believe they are Acanthocereus tetragonus mine have never flowered tho ](*,) Actually ...
by Carl_B
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: IDs Needed - Trying to get my collection tagged.
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: IDs Needed - Trying to get my collection tagged.

First photo is a Hylocereus sp. probably Hylocereus undatus but your have to wait until it flowers for confirmation.
by Carl_B
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disocactus flagriformis
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Disocactus flagriformis

Thanks for the info Dave, nice to see such a small cutting with a bloom. My plant was covered in mealy bug's when I found it, but it was the only one the nursery had, so I sprayed it and removed as many as I could see. I'll just have to keep an eye on it. Mines like Mealybug catnip... especially th...
by Carl_B
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Epi buds?
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Epi buds?

fanaticactus wrote:Afterthought: Should I give it a weak solution of bloom-oriented fertilizer now?
No you fertilise to induce buds not while it has buds, let it bloom and then afterwards you can start to feed it a half strength fertiliser if you wish.
by Carl_B
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Hylocereus, epiphyllum or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Re: Hylocereus, epiphyllum or something else?

I wonder just how many so called Epiphyllum hybrids on sale follow the international rules for cultivars and have been correctly published, let alone registered? I doubt many professional nurserymen realise there is an International Code for cultivated plants, let alone amateurs producing their own...
by Carl_B
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: Hello from the Isle of Wight, UK :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

Re: Hello from the Isle of Wight, UK :)

Well I got a number nice blooms this year and now that a few of my first cuttings are starting to mature I should have loads more to enjoy next year! :D This one is 'Buttercup' 2015-05-24 16.11.35.jpg 'Pure of Heart' IMGP2308.jpg 'Jutta Paetz' IMGP2340.jpg 'Dorris W. Pittman' IMGP2335.jpg 'Rudolf's ...
by Carl_B
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Cuttings of Epiphyllum in Europe !
Replies: 1
Views: 1530

Re: Cuttings of Epiphyllum in Europe !

PM sent.
by Carl_B
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Hylocereus, epiphyllum or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Re: Hylocereus, epiphyllum or something else?

Hello thanhnle,

GreenKnight is quite correct with the impossible task of identifying an unnamed hybrid, however your friend has a distinct advantage being in Australia as this will severely reduce the possibilities due to the very strict import laws of the country.
by Carl_B
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: Is mattslandscape.com still alive?
Replies: 5
Views: 3113

Re: Is mattslandscape.com still alive?

They have a physical nursery you can visit

http://www.epicacti.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

or they do trade on eBay as Minime8484 says I think his username was thousandsofblooms?
by Carl_B
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Baggy method for epiphytic cacti?
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: Baggy method for epiphytic cacti?

Sealing unrooted cuttings of species Schlumbergera (such as S. opuntiodes) in small zip lock bags is a common way to keep moisture In and encourage rooting although I've not seen it done with other epiphytic cacti
by Carl_B
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cuban cactus?
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Cuban cactus?

Cuba is quite a popular holiday destination for people outside of the US I know of a number of people who have gone on package holidays to Cuba