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PostSubject: This baby needs saving!   Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:23 pm

I saved this guy today. He was hanging by a thread (literally) and I could'nt leave it. But honestly, I'm out of my depth. I think it's a Cereus peruvianus.


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PostSubject: Re: This baby needs saving!   Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:24 pm

He's about three feet tall and has so many sad ouchie bits I don't know where to start. Cause it was hanging, it hasn't got roots, so that is probley my first point.

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PostSubject: Re: This baby needs saving!   Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:48 pm

This isn't great either. Seems to be some kind of rot?? The part it was hanging from has the same problem.

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PostSubject: Re: This baby needs saving!   Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:50 pm

This is the part is was hanging from

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PostSubject: Re: This baby needs saving!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:35 pm

I would cut the top log off above the damage and compost the rest. Let the cut section sit until the scar has calloused over. (gone hard, dry and crispy) Will probably take a few weeks. Then plant that section in some mostly dry soil. Let it sit until it starts to grow again.

Not: There are some columnar cacti that will only take root from certain spots along the stem but I'm pretty sure C. Peruvianus will throw roots from anywhere.

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PostSubject: Re: This baby needs saving!   Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:05 pm

I cleaned him up today and had a good look at the damaged parts. I think It's actually ok. The only part of concern is about a cm square of rot that is still soft and yucky so I'll be removing that, however the rest seems to be old scaring, and as I peeled someone off it has actually healed so Well that It's like new underneath. These plants will never cease to amaze me with their resilience! :-)
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