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by mmcavall
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Help with Pachypodium
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

Re: Help with Pachypodium

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that's him
by mmcavall
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: Wild canadian cacti
Replies: 27
Views: 24072

Re: Wild canadian cacti

thanks for sharing information and photos! very interesting !
by mmcavall
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Help with Pachypodium
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

Help with Pachypodium

I have this Pachypodium cf. saundersii which was a gift. It had been treated as a tropical rainforest plant, i.e., in an organic, wet soil under dark shade. I let it slowly adapt to a more open light, but it has ugly long branches. So I decided to repot it. I cut the branches out and also the main r...
by mmcavall
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: when to reppoting Trichodiadema densum?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: when to reppoting Trichodiadema densum?

thanks again for all replies! "As for not liking to be watered in summer, what that really means is that some plants go dormant in hot weather, and can't take up water" => good point, I understood now "never to water your plants just because it's hot, go by how dry the soil is" =...
by mmcavall
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Four questions about cactus watering
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Four questions about cactus watering

Thanks mdpillet and iann

Both replies helped a lot! I think I have a better understanding now

I noticed I was taking to much in account the "northern hemisphere advices". Totally different conditions here! I'll try to relativise things from now on.
Thanks!
by mmcavall
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Help Identify please
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Help Identify please

photo 1: Sedum rubrotinctum probably. Under full sun gets red
photo 2 (right): Sedum adolphi or Sedum nussbauerianum
photo 3: (right) Haworthia cymbiformis
by mmcavall
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: New Succulents from Cosentino's
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: New Succulents from Cosentino's

Here are my guess:
1. Haworthia cuspidata
2. Kalanchoe marmorata
3. Echeveria pulvinata
4. Corpuscularia lehmanii

please anyone correct me if I'm wrong
by mmcavall
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Four questions about cactus watering
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Four questions about cactus watering

I read many times in the forum that cactus doesn’t like humidity, that the substrate must dry out quickly and that it must be kept completely dry between waterings and during all winter. So here are my questions: 1) How quickly must the substrate dry out, and how much dryness it has to reach? (some ...
by mmcavall
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: when to reppoting Trichodiadema densum?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: when to reppoting Trichodiadema densum?

Thanks for all replies! I had already seen somewhere that this species is a winter grower, and, as it is winter in Brazil, I maybe could repot it now. But the fact is that the plant is with me since Mars, when I purchased it and it came by mail with no soil and very few roots. So it has just begun t...
by mmcavall
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Use of biochar/charcoal in the potting mix
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

Re: Use of biochar/charcoal in the potting mix

See how much water the charcoal retains if the drain holes are open. Thanks for the suggestion. I made the experiment and 50g of charcoal retained 25g of water. I weighted the pots one minute after water passed throught the charcoal, and then weighted after 2 hours. Results were the same: 50g of dr...
by mmcavall
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: when to reppoting Trichodiadema densum?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

when to reppoting Trichodiadema densum?

I have a small Trichodiadema densum that is in a bad substrate. I want to change the potting mix. Which is the right time to do that? Which season? Now is winter here, but is just a cool weather, not really cold. This plant is showing brand new leaves that I noticed today (a signal that the substrat...
by mmcavall
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Sedum?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Sedum?

Indeed, the photos doesn't match and looks like S. nussbauerianum. There is some confusion between S. adolphi and S. nussbauerianum. The link from Flickr mention that. At the International Crassulaceae Network (http://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/home" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fals...
by mmcavall
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Sedum?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Sedum?

just adding a comment to my reply above: If you read the information below the photo found in this link (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xenoflor/5062232839/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) you will see that nomenclature of these plants is a totally mess and it is not clear i...
by mmcavall
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Sedum?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Sedum?

I would say Sedum adolphi. But I'm trying to find some reliable reference for this with photo but failed. The name indeed exists and is not a synonym, but the website from IPNI Plant Names has not pictures. Some links from Flickr were this plant appears with this name: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...