Grandma christmas cactus cutting from 1810

100mphtortoise(5)June 30, 2012

I couldnt believe it when I seen it.

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    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 5:39PM
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    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 5:40PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

The second and third pic aren't showing up for me. I'll be happy to see 'em! Looks like one immense plant.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 10:35PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

to bad it is not in bloom...Yes , I am always guilty of wanting more and yes, I am amazed. I want to see the WHOLE plant.

...Did I you happen to get a cutting?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 11:25PM
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Microthrix(9)

From 1810 ? Woah! That thing must be insanely large!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 11:40PM
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mrlike2u(**)

Calculating by what is known about the objects around it.
Based on the fence in back close would be 22 feet across distance from fence 28 feet 30 feet wide is still very realistic

A world record biggest and oldest plant of this type, maybe

Naturally the hort center may and could sell the general public as visitors to this center cuttings of this plant. Chances are better the for sale cuttings wouldn't come from this actual plant but from one of the same type.

One rule from all/most plant growing and visitor centers and gardening shows is DON'T TOUCH. As some plants are more toxic than others this rule protects both the plant from free hands just taking and the horticultural centers from legal issues if toxic.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 12:48AM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

It appears to be in amazingly good health. Usually when I see a plant of that age, it shows some weathering of sorts. It would be great to see it in bloom.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 2:45PM
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