Thought I would post some pics of my latest additions to my ever growing collection. 1. Cleistocactus tupizensis 2. F. latispinus Devil's Tounge Barrel 3. O. vestita
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Collection still growing
I admire your collection. And as usual with so many photos on DG many of the pics do not match the names and pics of my collection. Or I should say don't seem to, because the angle, size, age, lighting and surroundings make a plant look different. Glad I am not a professional in this addiction or I would go crazy. Maybe i already am. Xuling
Great to see the numbers growing, perkoschilefarm! Hope you're doing well.
That Cleistocactus is a nice find! The Home Depots in the valley apparently carried that species regularly, but their source (Altman's) stopped providing them because they claimed people thought they were "ugly"!! BLASPHEMY!
Luckily, you can still find a few stragglers around - well worth the $1.98 if you find them! = )
Cleistocactus may be an acquired taste, but I have indeed acquired it.
Is there such thing as an "ugly" cactus? I think not. Wonder how small that mini cholla is? Do you know its hardiness. I think I saw one labled with that ID at Lowe's.
It just couldn't be stoppped, I bought 16 cacti at two nurseries in two days. Which means I have to create another cactus bed or two. Such an addiction. Xuling
Cheryl the mini cholla currently is only 3.5 inches tall and according to what I found is as hardy as the full size one. This one should grow to about 18" with a 20"-24" spread. At the next RU I can bring you some or maybe Lowe's will carry them again.
No more cactus for me! I love them but don't want a lot of plants to pamper indoors anymore. I might look for that cholla, especially if its hardy outdoors. I say that now until I find some lovey creature to bring home..again.
I don't have one indoorplant of any kind inside my house, and not too many in pots (just some small cactus that can be moved under cover - for the most part). Mine live or die in the ground, and mostly what I lose are the plants from the big box stores and lose them to the winter rains. Nursery plants seem to hold up well. I do cover and un cover plants from the cold all winter long (builds up my old muscles). xuling
I will be adding under gravel cable heating to my 2 well planned cacti beds and hooping a frost drop cloth on them until Spring.
I covered them last winter, even though it was a very mild one. I plan on doing the same this year. Plastic over a hoop to keep out the rain. If they can't take the cold, they can't live here. I keep my mesembs indoors all year so dont have room for anyone else.
Baby Bergerocactus! I have some seeds, but other things jumped ahead in line so they're still in the packet. What kind of light are those plants getting?
The liliputana is living up to its name. I was reading about that plant... very weird in many respects. Very few stomata, very thin skin, able to survive dessication for extended periods. The "unique lifeform of a succulent resurrection plant"... I like the sound of that!
Baja I have the Bergerocactus and Blossfeldia in my study window which faces the East and gets roughly 3-4 hours of early to mid morning Sun light then only bright non sun the rest of the day.
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Did you grow the M. luethyi from seed? I bought a plant but it died. It was grafted.
No I bought it from eBay on its own roots. I have an itch for rare cactus and can't seem to shake it.
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Maybe start a new thread with some more info about what you're growing or would like to grow? Not to stand in the way of anyone who wants to comment here.
Perko, I'm late to this thread (thanks Faye for the reminder). That Oreocereus looks great. I have one of those. It has been pretty steadily growing ever since I put it in the ground (tripled in size in three years). Your plant has much less hair on it, though. Presumably that's due to the light levels it's been receiving? Careful with the sun then, I think the hair functions as a sort of sunscreen.
No need to apologize. I think the new thread will serve your needs better. Just trying to help. :)
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Perko, I'm late to this thread (thanks Faye for the reminder). That Oreocereus looks great. I have one of those. It has been pretty steadily growing ever since I put it in the ground (tripled in size in three years). Your plant has much less hair on it, though. Presumably that's due to the light levels it's been receiving? Careful with the sun then, I think the hair functions as a sort of sunscreen.[/quote]
The lack of hair is what prompted me to buy this one as I assumed it has been in a greenhouse for quite some time. I am ever so gradually allowing the full morning sun on it and as of now it is growing thicker hair. Possibly next Spring I can show a much better picture of it.
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thank you for the pics. the spines are so pure and delicate and crystal like that they seem to be icicles (sp?). how does the new body finally get attached to the ground? xuling
For the ones that are stretched up I simply fill in a pyramid of sand to allow the body to form properly. Funny cause this is the first time I have had seedlings stretch and only one or two out of each 100 planted. All receive the same light for the same amount of time yet a few just shot straight up!