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by CoronaCactus
Thu May 02, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: Orogrande Echinocereus Hybrids 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4173

Re: Orogrande Echinocereus Hybrids 2013

Great photos, Harald! Never get tired of habitat pics of cacti.
Thanks for the tour.
by CoronaCactus
Wed May 01, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uebelmannia Pectinifera II
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Uebelmannia Pectinifera II

Whether you keep the plant or not, the seller should not have sent something that looks like that, even if the Uebelmannia looks OK. Anyway, i'd suggest cutting the stock as close to the base of the Uebelmannia as possible. I might even suggest re-grafting it to ensure it gets healthy and strong bef...
by CoronaCactus
Wed May 01, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Opuntia
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Opuntia

O. basilaris x santa-rita? (not that baby rita form...)

The flowers look like they were pink, but Opuntia flowers can fade, but the pad structure looks similar to the hybrid.
by CoronaCactus
Wed May 01, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Cactushobbyman Cacti
Replies: 364
Views: 61037

Re: Cactushobbyman Cacti

Nice ones!

Hrmmm, Harissia simpsonii looks awfully close to Nyctocereus (Peniocereus) serpentinus. I don't think they were ever synonyms...?
by CoronaCactus
Wed May 01, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Greenhouses etc.
Topic: Another greenhouse build...
Replies: 24
Views: 5840

Re: Another greenhouse build...

Mark wrote:Hey Darryl, do you treat the wood for the benches? If so how or with what?
This wood has not been treated yet, but we will treat it with Thompsons Water Seal. It's what we used on the other houses and it works really well. Goes on like paint.
by CoronaCactus
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: Central Arizona cactus trip
Replies: 15
Views: 3109

Re: Central Arizona cactus trip

Great photos, Rich!

Fero. pilosus

That's not O. basilaris with a green stigma. O. aurea or a hybrid with aurea is my guess.

Yup, Astro. ornatum

Most are E. englemannii, some are fasiculatus, but i'll let the more seasoned experts point out which is which :P
by CoronaCactus
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Can you suggest me the genus?
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Can you suggest me the genus?

I agree, looks like Aloe 'Christmas Carol'.
by CoronaCactus
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random Echinocereus flowers
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Random Echinocereus flowers

Nice ones, Greg! Here are a few more [ Facebook Photo Album link does not require an account -- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.506881789349076.1073741827.100000817793639&type=1&l=6a923b9722" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ] Ecer. triglochidiatus var. octac...
by CoronaCactus
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Encouraging Gymnocalycium to pup
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Re: Encouraging Gymnocalycium to pup

Yes, drilling the meristem will cause it to pup, a hot knitting needle or large pin will do the same without as much visible damage to the plant. This should work for virtually any cactus. Otherwise, sit back and wait :D You'll have some wait time anyway, even with the drilling/hot pin trick. A lot ...
by CoronaCactus
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: ID help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: ID help please!

It's difficult to say as they appear to need more light, but just maybe Monadenium heteropodum?
by CoronaCactus
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Opuntia ID
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Opuntia ID

Looks like it could be Fragilis. Are all the spines round like an ice-pick? Are any flat like a sword? (ie. Grusonia have flat spines)
by CoronaCactus
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Caudiciform type plant
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Caudiciform type plant

I think this is Tallinum caffrum.
by CoronaCactus
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: What's the skinny on "spine mealies?"
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: What's the skinny on "spine mealies?"

if I see spine mealies on a plant, should I inspect the root system? And even if I don't see any root mealies, should I still rush for the systemics, as a prophylactic? Personally, if i see spine mealies and the plant looks otherwise healthy, i simply treat what i can see. Of course if the plants h...
by CoronaCactus
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spines
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: Spines

How about some black and white spines 8)

C. columna-alba
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C. longistaminea
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C. cinerea
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C. feidleriana
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by CoronaCactus
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: What's the skinny on "spine mealies?"
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: What's the skinny on "spine mealies?"

Spine mealies don't necessairly mean root mealy. I think they are quite different. It's nice that the spine mealies hang out in plain sight to see, but those are just the front line expendables. The real bad dudes are hiding laying eggs :evil: Dead mealies aren't anything but dust :D A plant with ro...