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#1 Elliot

 
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:15 PM

Hi, does anyone know what this is?

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 19:37 PM

Can't help with ID (even though I used to have some like it a few years ago) but is that mealy bugs I see or just light reflection?

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 23:29 PM

Some sort of echinopsis species or hybrid, very easy to grow-give it lots of light an a cool winter and it will produce large flowers next year. (and yes, that does look like mealy bug!)

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:53 AM

hi

your cactus is Echinopsis eyriesii and you have serious problems with mealy bugs. I recommend watering with a solution with Diazinon (3 ml in 1 L) once a week for 4 weeks

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:26 AM

hi

your cactus is Echinopsis eyriesii and you have serious problems with mealy bugs. I recommend watering with a solution with Diazinon (3 ml in 1 L) once a week for 4 weeks

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Thanks, the plant is my grandads and he is already sorting out the mealy bugs.

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Elliot