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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 22, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9176524

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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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 22, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9176528

4. L. leucomalla Cob Cactus 5. Polaskia chichipe 6. Cylindropuntia spp. Mini Cholla

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 22, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9176531

7. Mediolobivia coloratus 8. M. saboae ssp haudeana

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2012
8:49 PM

Post #9176700

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
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 22, 2012
9:36 PM

Post #9176729

Great to see the numbers growing, perkoschilefarm! Hope you're doing well.
Minime8484
Chandler, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 23, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9177751

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! = )
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 23, 2012
6:55 PM

Post #9177756

Cleistocactus may be an acquired taste, but I have indeed acquired it.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 23, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9177762

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.
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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 23, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9177794

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
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 23, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9177813

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.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 23, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9177841

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.
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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 23, 2012
8:40 PM

Post #9177855

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
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 23, 2012
8:48 PM

Post #9177878

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.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 23, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #9177886

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.
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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

June 23, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9177904

You must have a ton of mesembs!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 23, 2012
10:20 PM

Post #9177944

LOL as many as my shelves can hold.
Minime8484
Chandler, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 12, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9203199

[quote="amanzed"]Cleistocactus may be an acquired taste, but I have indeed acquired it.[/quote]

Where's the "Like" Button when you need it??
= ))
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 16, 2012
12:50 PM

Post #9207487

A few more

Anacampseros recurvata ssp. buderiana
Bergerocactus emoryi
Blossfeldia liliputana
Gymnocalycium anisitsii

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Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

July 16, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9207613

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!

http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/external-ref?access_num=A1996UR54500012&link_type=ISI
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 16, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9207647

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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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 23, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #9215852

and a few more!

Cereus forbesii monstrose "Mini Thing"
Neocardenasia herzogiana
Echinobivia Hyb. "Rainbow Bursts'"
Opuntia 'Baby Rita'
Parodia herzogii- I already have one of these but mine flowers orange and this one is yellow.





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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 23, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9215859

Oreocereus celsianus
Mammillaria rhodantha
Stenocereus pruinosus
Lemaireocereus chende

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

July 23, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9215862

Almost forgot my Rebutia albipilosa has a baby emerging

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 2, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9227382

one more!

Mammillaria luethyi

And an update on my Bergerocactus emoryi and Blossfeldia liliputana

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9228038

Did you grow the M. luethyi from seed? I bought a plant but it died. It was grafted.
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 3, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9228163

No I bought it from eBay on its own roots. I have an itch for rare cactus and can't seem to shake it.
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 3, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9228186

Terrific to see your M luethyi... and the rest, too!
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2012
12:25 PM

Post #9242483




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Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

August 15, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9242506

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.

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

August 15, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9242900

No need to apologize. I think the new thread will serve your needs better. Just trying to help. :)

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 15, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9243033

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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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 31, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9260684

Just an update on a few mixes of cacti seed results that have germinated and are growing nicely into miniature giants!

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perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

August 31, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9260685

The Bergerocactus emoryi are beginning to look like tiny cousins to the full size plants found in nature.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 31, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #9261143

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
perkoschilefarm
Ben Wheeler, TX

September 18, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9279085

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!

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