post your cactus pics

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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Not sure what this cactus is 0818161344.jpg
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Etoliated:: to whiten or go pale from lack of light.. Lol I looked it up. And extended my vocabulary.. I feel smart now:clap:
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    etoliation is the cactus equivalent of stretching. they taper and elongate, and when they get back to full bulbous growth, the thin section is weak and breaks easily.
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    looks like dragon fruit, but could be something else. i seem to recall something similar, but i'll have to go back to my notes
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Thanks much. Good looking out.. I've been having to support them but since the new growth they seem to be supporting them selves, but I keep a stick next to them incase they fall
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    nah probably not dragon fruit. not bulky enough imo
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    young ones are always tiny.

    but you are right, i think it's mammillaria trigonus
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    0824161309.jpg Pencil cactus, my newest addition
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    weird
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    I had one 15 years ago but I put it in the cemitary. Lol. This one I snagged off a plant at my I'o lady's dad's house a couple days back. I also snagged this one too. Bad pics though. Long and lanky. I forget the name. Copper something keeps popping in my head but I know that's wrong. 0824161431a.jpg it's behind the pencil cactus/ infront of the Angel wing
     
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    Jimmyjonestoo

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    Some dragon fruit I picked up in the spring. They were just little cuts when I got em. Growth has exploded the last month. IMAG0092.jpg
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    trellis them, they like to flop around...
     
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    Jimmyjonestoo

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    I've got em staked now. Once it's time for transplant I will give them nice big containers with a trellis. Thanks for the input.
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    are you going to have to winterize them or are you somewhere they can grow in ground all year?
     
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    Jimmyjonestoo

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    I have them in the greenhouse now. Figured I'd move them to the flower room if I can't keep temps up during winter. Working on a solar heater now but not sure if it will heat the greenhouse enough.
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    bringing them indoors for the winter is hard, even with 1kw hps, they get etoliated.

    however, you can let them dry out (soil/sand, whatever is in the pots) and gently pull them up, shake dirt off roots, wrap in newspaper, and keep on a closet shelf until spring. they'll be a little wrinkled by then, and pale, just repot, add water slowly (over 3-4 weeks) and increase direct sunlight by a few minutes a day for a month then put right back outside.

    i've always had to bring mine in to storage for the winter.
     
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    racerboy71

    racerboy71 bud bootlegger

    Succulent not really a cactus.. star fish plant in bloom IMAG4726.jpg IMAG4722.jpg IMAG4720.jpg
     
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    Jimmyjonestoo

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    So what do I do when they good too big to pull and wrap? Was hoping to keep them in the greenhouse and flower them eventually. I'll admit I haven't done an awful lot of research.
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    depends where you live. even my largest cacti were easily packed up, one was over 200lbs (pulled and placed in a cardboard box).

    then replant in the spring.

    i could offer more insight if i knew what region or zone you're in... i'm in zone 7


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    Jimmyjonestoo

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    According to that map I'm on the border of 5-6.
     
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