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by esp_imaging
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: 2x Aloe
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: 2x Aloe

There are lots of fairly similar Aloe hybrids, maybe Moonglow is close to the first one?
by esp_imaging
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Is it Notocactus (Parodia) rutilans?
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: Is it Notocactus (Parodia) rutilans?

I wouldn't be in a hurry to put names on labels for these. There are a few similar looking species, and spines can vary too (for example P. mammulosa).
You have a good chance of getting flowers on both of these this summer, flower properties, including colour will be a big help in picking a name.
by esp_imaging
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identification Request
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Identification Request

Euphorbia lactea cristata
by esp_imaging
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: ID on cactus cutings
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: ID on cactus cutings

1 looks like Marshallocereus thurberi I agree. Or Stenocereus thurberi , etc :-k [/quote] I'm leaning towards Stenocereus queretaroensis on the second. I think that's a good call. I understand it is grown in Mexico as a fruit species, so probably widely available. Bear in mind that for the north Eu...
by esp_imaging
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Watering Seedlings after the Baggie method
Replies: 6
Views: 1436

Re: Watering Seedlings after the Baggie method

Hello, I live in a wet city (90%+ humidity), currently I am in Summer. Nowadays I water my 3 months seedlings every 15 days. How often do you recommend me water them in each season? (Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer) When they are dry! Seriously, no-one-else knows how long it takes for plants to d...
by esp_imaging
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: hello, what species will these 3 cactus be
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: hello, what species will these 3 cactus be

The first shows Matucana madisoniorum.
Next looks like some Mamm cultivar, I don't think the 3rd is a Mamm.
by esp_imaging
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Succulent Identification
Topic: Which Adromischus?
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Which Adromischus?

Adromischus cristatus would get my vote
by esp_imaging
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Euphorbia japonica is dying - how to save by taking cuttings
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Euphorbia japonica is dying - how to save by taking cuttings

Yes, cuttings should work well with this plant. Cut them off cleanly and leave the ends to callous over for at least a week. I find Euphorbias are often very slow to start to root, but when they are ready (maybe 2 months after cutting isn't unusual), they are often quite quick to establish. Bottom h...
by esp_imaging
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Cactus ID Apps. Anyone Use them?
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Cactus ID Apps. Anyone Use them?

I hear they aren't great for cacti, possibly because the spines don't lend them to easy ai analysis. I guess simple, well defined leaf shapes work well, many cacti with their indistinct outlines, less so.
by esp_imaging
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Hello from Seville, I would like to know the species of these 2 cacti
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: Hello from Seville, I would like to know the species of these 2 cacti

7george wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:44 pm Looks like M. zeilmanniiana with yellow spines .
That was exactly what I thought, and couldn't then identify the species.
anttisepp wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:11 pm You're right George, looks like zeilmanniana with painted yellow spines.
Yes, Antti, maybe that's it. A painted Mamm. z.
by esp_imaging
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What kind of lophophora is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: What kind of lophophora is this?

It's hard to tell with non - flowering Lophophoras.
It's very hard to tell with grafted ones which are quite bloated and don't look typical, like yours.

Maybe it's Lophophora williamsii var. caespitosa, because it's branching very strongly.
Or maybe that's just because it's grafted.
by esp_imaging
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Neglected
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Neglected

nona wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:16 am
anttisepp wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:17 am Lobivia arachnacantha
I notice from pictures they are heavy clumpers. I'll try removing offsets as they appear in the hope it grows.
Why remove offsets? Offsetting is largely HOW this species grows. It's part of the character of the plant.
by esp_imaging
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Growing Lophophora williamsii from seed
Replies: 75
Views: 16311

Re: Growing Lophophora williamsii from seed

metsolt wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:34 pm
So what is general advice on this? 10 days? I even heard 3 weeks?
Water when more-or-less dry. Don't waterlog them.
No idea on the timings for your plants, your potting mix, your pots, your temps and humidity.
by esp_imaging
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting soft cacti in the mail
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Getting soft cacti in the mail

So my question is what is the best way to do with soft cacti? Less light and more heat? Do I plant them or leave them bare root until they are firmer? What are your thoughts growers? I don't understand what you are asking. Are you asking about cacti which are a bit shrivelled after a long journey? ...
by esp_imaging
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Identification please?
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Identification please?

Small photos, no choice of angles and the red lighting make these tough to work with. We can't get a good idea of the plant body and spine colour. I think anttisepp is pretty close with these: 1 Stephanocereus leucostele? Pilosocereus sp? 2 Notocactus sp. (aff. mueller-melchersii?) 3 Eriocactus leni...