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Anthony 1



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PostSubject: Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over    Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over Icon_minitimeSun Jun 02, 2019 5:07 pm

I have a Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over, it is about 6 inches tall and about 2.5 inches Diameter.

Because of the danger of damaging the plant which I have had for getting on for 20 years I am reluctant to put a stake in and tie up using soft jute string.

Will someone please advise

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PostSubject: Re: Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over    Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2019 10:53 pm

Anthony 1 wrote:
I have a Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over, it is about 6 inches tall and about 2.5 inches Diameter.

Because of the danger of damaging the plant which I have had for getting on for 20 years I am reluctant to put a stake in and tie up using soft jute string.

Will someone please advise

Many Thanks

Good evening Anthony,

I think Your idea is good. May be use two stake.

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Ok, ok it is no Mammillaria. . . but just to show You what I mean.


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PostSubject: Re: Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over    Mammillaria gigantia which keeps toppling over Icon_minitimeFri Jun 07, 2019 2:10 pm

Firstly, I don't think your plant can possibly be m. gigantia with those dimensions. Gigantia will eventually make a plant much more wider that your 2.5 inches, growing to 6 inches or more in breadth. At the same time not increasing it's height by very much. Also, the flowers will be green. If you were to post a picture here we might be able to give you a more accurate name. I think KW has a magnificent plant of m. gigantia in his collection, so he might be able to put a photo up for you to see.
Secondly, KW's suggestion is spot on. If your plant was of a type that might offset in time, which clearly yours hasn't after 20yrs, a hanging basket would be another option.
Look forward to hearing from you.
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delandmo wrote:
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I think KW has a --------- (censored) plant of m. gigantia in his collection, so he might be able to put a photo up for you to see.
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Good evening dear friends,
here are some pictures of my Mammillaria gigantea.
The plant really does not need supports.


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On the other hand, a plant like this Mammillaria magnifica would lie down without support.
Which would not be a problem - because it is the normal behavior. But it takes a lot of space in the greenhouse.
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OK so I accept that mine is not M.gigantea, but with enough books on the subject I ought to be able to do the I.D myself.

Many thanks and will post a picture soon

Anthony-1
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