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Unknown Cactus

Posted by joshuro none (My Page) on
Wed, May 23, 12 at 19:08

Hey guys, new around here. It would be great if someone could tell me what type of cactus this is. All I know is it's from Australia, that's all he [My Grandpa] told me before he passed away. My Grandma still has the original plant which has been growing for 30+ years, and they gave me this little guy like 3 years ago. Any ideas what species it is? I'm sorry, I know nothing about plants. Also I don't think it's very healthy, any advice when in it comes to soil type and watering?

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RE: Unknown Cactus

I cant really copy the link on my phone but ... no cactus is native to australia only the americas


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RE: Unknown Cactu

Ok i got it to work! It looks like some kind of ferocactus ... the one next to it is very much dead and that soil looks VERY bad, rot is immanent o_o get new soil with lots of pebbles and perlite


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RE: Unknown Cactus

Micro is correct. All cacti are from the Americas.

Zeck, we gotta talk about your pebbles. We use volcanic pumice or perlite because it's lightweight and porous. So, it holds a little water when it's wet, a little air when it's dry, and doesn't weigh down the pot. Rocks and pebbles only take up space but without the aeration it's dead space.


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RE: Unknown Cactus

Well i use volcanic pumice and on the dover of the bag it says volcanic pebble (same thing as volcanic pumice) sorry for the confusion o_o


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RE: Unknown Cactus

Oh, me also sorry too, as well;)

-Cookie Monster


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RE: Unknown Cactus

Looks very much like an Echinopsis, which is also pretty common in 'not C&S addicted' households.

Jordi


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