Return to the Cacti & Succulents Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
cactus from Stush

Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 29, 13 at 12:56

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.
 photo 007_zps046f7d83.jpg
Thanks again for sharing. I lost the name tag. Does anyone know the proper name?

Rob


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: cactus from Stush

It's a Happy Plant!


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

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


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

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


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

  • Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 30, 13 at 9:19

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


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

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


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

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.


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

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


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

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.


 o
RE: cactus from Stush

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


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Cacti & Succulents Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here