And the Plant of the Day is…

Rebutia hybrid ‘Celebration’ from Southfield Nurseries (Cactusland)

Rebutia hybrid 'Celebration'

 

The other Big Ones

This is the bargain Beaucarnea – £5.99 and nearly as tall as me. A bit sparse in the greenery department but showing new growth and should come on ok if it survives the repotting.

Beaucarnea

and here is the smaller Gollum – both this and the large one came via BCSS from a collection that was being dismantled. They could both do with some TLC but will do ok I hope once they’ve settled in.

Smaller Gollum

The Cereus came from the same collection – showing no sign of growth yet this year so I think it might be sulking. When it’s happy it flowers so I hope it takes to me eventually.

Cereus Peruvianus Monstrosus

Sunshine and Repotting

The sun very nearly shone today and the rain held off  – took the biggest plants out into the garden to repot them. The larger Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’had a nasty case of root mealy, not sure how to treat that,  have heard that Crassulas are sensitive to the effective (but apparently very dangerous) Ultimate Bug Killer.

Fortunately, neither the smaller Gollum nor the big old Cereus peruvianus monstrose had the same problem. The Beaucarnea from Gordon Rigg’s bargain corner seemed rocky in the pot and the compost was horrible, very dry and fibrous. Got rid of a lot of it when repotting, just hope  the resulting root damage doesn’t bring on a fatal case of rot.

Large Gollum

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