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Any cactus growers here?

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Brian S, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. WildSpider

    WildSpider Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Thank goodness I didn't raise it from seed. That probably would've been way worse. My sister gave it to me as a birthday present so that's bad but at least it was a more recent present.

    One of my friends was making pretty good money shooting squirrels for $5 a tail before, lol. There's a lot of squirrels here.
     
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  2. The Mantis Menagerie

    The Mantis Menagerie Arachnoknight Active Member

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    I grow some cacti. I currently have ten varieties of dragon fruit (Hylocerus sp.) including the yellow dragon fruit (H. megalanthus). I also have an Echinocactus. I want to eventually add Cereus peruviana, but I need a lot more greenhouse space for that.
     
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  3. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I only have one cactus. I have no idea what species it is. The picture was taken last summer.
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  4. HUNGRYBEASTS

    HUNGRYBEASTS Arachnopeon

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  5. bugmankeith

    bugmankeith Arachnoking Old Timer

    I grow cactus, my speciality are Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii. I have various variegated specimens from around the World, some grown from seed by my own stock, and I grow those colorful grafted cacti which are actually the same species I mentioned above. I do have a few Astrophytum too.

    Garden stores that sell cacti cheap like Lowe’s and Home Depot are great, cheap purchases. I like to nurse sick/neglected cacti back to health.
     
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  6. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I had a huge intrests in cactus when i was younger. Had loads of them and cultivated them. I planted lots of seed and was successful. Had a Gymnocalycium sp thst i had for 25 years from seed. Now i have a Selenicereus grandiflorus that i have had for 25 years. It has flowered and everything! Cactus are great!
     
  7. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Here it is
     

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  8. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Better picture
     

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  9. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thats a Ferocactus sp
     
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  10. sourpatchkid

    sourpatchkid Arachnopeon

    Not cactus per se, but I have about a dozen different varieties of jade.
     
  11. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Thanks :)

    One last year, now six buds/blooms
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  12. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I just ordered peniocereus greggii, one plant and some seeds, looked kinda cool imo. N.A native and should be cold hardy.
     
  13. BepopCola

    BepopCola Arachnosquire Active Member

    This plant looks very spooky, I love it!
     
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  14. BepopCola

    BepopCola Arachnosquire Active Member

    I found this mystery three-headed cactus on the side of the road when it was about 1/3 of its size. I potted it, and I've just left it outside for the most part. It's the first time I'd seen a cactus bloom.
    Pay no attention to the dead Sansevieria...:(
     

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  15. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I got curious about that cactus, you think this might be it? Info says they are from Mex though. But there looks to be several varieties, or maybe seeds got loose. https://worldofsucculents.com/mammillaria-geminispina-twin-spined-cactus/
     
  16. BepopCola

    BepopCola Arachnosquire Active Member

    Sounds plausible. I lived about 10 minutes from the Mexico border when I found it. Someone could've brought it over possibly.
    Thank you for the ID!