Discussion in 'Gardening' started by farmerfischer, Jul 23, 2016.
Not sure what this cactus is
Etoliated:: to whiten or go pale from lack of light.. Lol I looked it up. And extended my vocabulary.. I feel smart now
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.
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
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
nah probably not dragon fruit. not bulky enough imo
young ones are always tiny.
but you are right, i think it's mammillaria trigonus
Pencil cactus, my newest addition
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.
it's behind the pencil cactus/ infront of the Angel wing
Some dragon fruit I picked up in the spring. They were just little cuts when I got em. Growth has exploded the last month.
trellis them, they like to flop around...
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.
are you going to have to winterize them or are you somewhere they can grow in ground all year?
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.
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.
Succulent not really a cactus.. star fish plant in bloom
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.
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
According to that map I'm on the border of 5-6.
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