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#21 CheriLBW

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:06 PM

I always enjoy seeing others plants lol

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

     Just a quick update to let folks know how things are progressing: I went at my plants with a sharp kitchen knife a few weeks ago as planned and ended up hacking off about 40 lbs of cactus chunks. All are responding well and forming a nice, clean callus. As soon as spring and its warmer cactus-shipping weather gets here (next week?), I will be boxing them up and sending them to whoever wants them.

     So far I have OCD Chilehead and CheriLBW down for one chunk of each and SnF will be receiving one chunk of pachanoi. That still leaves approximately one metric shit ton of cactus chunks for anyone in the CONUS who is interested.

     It looks like the weather might start cooperating next week so I'll pick up some boxes and packing peanuts in the coming days to get ready. Hopefully soon I'll be able to get my plants outdoors and take some pics. If you're interested, keep an eye on the cactus thread in "growing other".

     I'll keep you all posted on the status of your cuttings right here. Soon spring will be in the air and cacti will be in the mail!



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:30 AM

HM, I would like to give it a try.  Sounds like fun.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:01 AM

HM, I would like to give it a try.  Sounds like fun.

 

      Great! My wife will be so happy to hear that "those stupid pieces of cacti" will soon be gone from the spare bedroom. I can give you one of each just like I'm sending to OCD and Cheri, if you want.

     I'll post directions for rooting and overall care in the cacti thread when I mail them.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:20 PM

That would be great!  Thanks!



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:32 PM

     Hey, youz guys! Cactus cuttings are shipping this week. Here's a list of some of the things you'll need:

 

-Dru (getting three pachanois) will need three ~1 gallon pots

-bp, Cheri and OCD will need one ~two gallon pot (macrogonus), one ~1 gallon pot (pachanoi) and one (or two) ~6" pot(s) (Somebody is getting two bridgesii cuttings, but I can't remember who right now. :think: )

-potting soil. The stuff you use for peppers will work great - with a few mods.

     -If you use living or complete soil, cut nutrients to about 1/3 . (If you use inert soil, wait until late spring before feeding.)

     -Add more perlite. 1 part perlite : 3 parts soil ought to do it.

     -Get some garden lime (hydrated horticultural by Hi-Yield is what I use. It's available at just about every garden center I've been to. Otherwise Amazon. It's cheap and you'll be using it as long as you grow mountain cacti.) Add a few Tbsp per gallon of finished mix. I wouldn't recommend the the pelletized fast release stuff.

 

     That should be it for now. Once your cuttings arrive, unwrap them and put them in a dry, shady spot. Any damage inflicted by the USPS will need a few weeks to dry and callus.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:05 PM

Arrived safe and sound, T. pachanoi already bit me while checking it over lol.

 

Thank you again!



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:23 PM

Arrived safe and sound, T. pachanoi already bit me while checking it over lol.

 

Thank you again!

 

     You're welcome! Dru asked me some questions about his in a PM and I posted my reply in the cactus thread. That's where all my growing directions will be compiled. If you have any questions or want to show off pics, that's the place! :dance:

 

 

    

 

 

     And in case anyone else is still interested, I still have a bunch of cactus cuttings to get rid of. Let me know if you want to get in on this!



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:05 AM

How much was shipping. i am interested.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:14 AM

How much was shipping. i am interested.

 

     A LFRB costs $18.85 to ship and is just big enough to fit about three big pieces. I still have a bunch left if you're interested!



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:54 PM

 I may be interested ?

 

Any macrogonus or bridg left ? ?

 

I have a ton of seedlings going,  they make great house plants, even in the north as they are very hardy



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:14 AM

 I may be interested ?

 

Any macrogonus or bridg left ? ?

 

I have a ton of seedlings going,  they make great house plants, even in the north as they are very hardy

 

     I'm sorry to say I just potted up the remaining cuttings yesterday so I could give them to a friend. With any luck I may have a few to part with around this time next year though. If I do, I'll revive this thread so keep your eyes peeled!



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:46 PM

Following this so I remember to ask you about these next year!  Looks like a cool plant.

 



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:35 PM

I finally got mine planted last night. I felt so bad for them just waiting for the love lol.

 



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:32 PM

Almost a yr later, updates

How's everyone cutting doing so far, if you received one.




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