cactus from Stush

whip1 Zone 5 NE OhioNovember 29, 2013

If it wasn't Stush that sent me this, I apologize. Either way, it's growing like a weed. I got them early spring, and they were about 2 inches tall.

Thanks again for sharing. I lost the name tag. Does anyone know the proper name?

Rob

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camellia1_gw

It's a Happy Plant!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 1:53PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Glad you remember me. Your cactus is Cereus peruvianus. Noticed that some had the 4 sides and some 5 sides. That way from seed. Yours is twice the size of mine. What are you feeding them? Attached is picture of plant I got the seeds from. It looked like a red apple, inside was typical white with black specks. It grows large in the ground but could be kept as a house plant. Keep the roots small by being in a small pot. You can burn the center top with a soldering iron to stop it from growing and will procuce side arms. Tip from 'bikerdoc5968' on euphorbias so it should be ok on cactus.
Stush

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 7:35PM
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camellia1_gw

Nice one! I don't think that plant would have missed a few limbs :)

    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 9:49PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Hi Stush, Thanks again for the plants. They spent the summer outside, and I feed and watered them like I did my Jades. About weekly. I never noticed the 4 vs 5 sides until you mentioned it. That seems odd.
I was wondering what would happen if I cut the top off and tried to root it? They look very skinny at the base, and I wonder how much weight it will support.

Camellia, I must be doing something right. it's growing. :)

Rob

    Bookmark   November 30, 2013 at 9:19AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Sweet!
If you cut the top off, the top will root and the "new" plant will be thicker at the base for better support. Meanwhile, the original plant should begin to branch.

Josh

    Bookmark   November 30, 2013 at 1:27PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

That skinny base is stronger and woodier than the upper sides. No worry about it breaking and falling. But falling out of it's pot is another thing. I use a sand base soil with a little garden clay. It may keep it from growing so fast but when it gets over 3 feet tall, well you get the idea. My tallest is about 10 inches, and I still have a lot at the 2 inch stage. I wonder it those will be stunned? It had the same as the tallest ones.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 12:41PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Here's two more stush, my tallest is seven inches.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 1:55PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Here's a pic of an agave I got from you stush about two years ago it's over sixteen inches wide now and growing like a monster.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 2:11PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

100mphtortoise,
Tip, I used fingernail clippers on my Agave. Just the black tips so they don't stab you. Sides are also bad but I didn't have the time to do them. Cutting into the black about 1/2 way and it is not noticeable. Every time I handled them, I would have cuts all along my arms.
Your doing something right also. Looks good.
Stush

    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 8:36PM
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