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PostSubject: Show us your cacti   Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:23 pm

Hi everyone,
I was recently having a conversation with someone about what cacti we
collect and why.

I would love to see pictures of everyone’s collection - not to size
up and compare but just to see how you do it. Please include your
interests and pictures.

I'm pretty anal with my collecting. With the small number of plants I
have I like each genus together and species lined up. With the
plants lined up in square pots (where possible) biggest at the back
seedlings at the front - sickies off to the side... etc I know
people who have the whole lot in one big pile. That’s just how they like
it!

Would love to see how you do it. Smile


I will get pics of
mine when I get a chance. J





Cheers





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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:06 pm

u first WT
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:48 pm

this would be an interesting excercise.
I have only been collecting for about 18months and have many different species of plants. with getting such a lot at one time and not knowing anything much at all to start with its been a learning curve to seay the least. now I have found out which ones like more shade and which ones are too spiney to have at the front of the benches. now I have my cactus in the middle row with the tallest in the middle .the very tall cactus are at the end of the side row of benches where I can be sure that they won't topple over.As it becomes more risky for frost damage some of the cactus outside are coming in and I've put up frost protection fabric to minimise the damage I see today that it also catches the condensation from the polyhouse covering too. hope to have a designated space for seed propagation .still on hubby's drawing board to date.I'll post up some pics of the poly house and benches soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:54 pm

Cool thread, mine are all over the place.
Down the drive way, in the carport which has no room for a car, in the home made hothouse, on the heat mat and where ever there is room Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:10 pm

what sort of heat mat do you use betty? i have a thermostat one, pretty expensive to buy, looking at buying more but dont want to fork out the cash for another thermostat one. be interested to know what you use and if you have any tips?
oops. just saw a picture of your set up in the open your eyes section Embarassed very nice


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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:28 pm

All my Arios and Astros live in the same area in my greenhouse, can only offer a few pics at the moment, most you guys have probably seen, will look at taking some more photos soon.

Turbinicarpus schwarzii

Astrophytum asterias fma. nudum

Ariocarpus retusus

A. fissuratus var. lloydii

A. agavoides

A. fissuratus

A. retusus var. furfuraceus


That's some of them, more to come if people are interested, and some group shots too.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:34 pm

slim6y wrote:
u first WT

I'll show you mine if you show me yours... Wink


I will try and get pics on the weekend
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:34 am

i move mine every other day in the rainy season Sad i am making my deck into a convertible greenhouse thing to prevent it and i can stop moving pots.

you can see some of my pics here: http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/plantsss/
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v478/kada/
http://kadasgarden.com/photogallery.html
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:48 am

nice Ario's trig! cant wait till I can find some fine specimens for my self!
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:54 am

Kada wrote:
i move mine every other day in the rainy season Sad i am making my deck into a convertible greenhouse thing to prevent it and i can stop moving pots.

you can see some of my pics here: http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/plantsss/
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v478/kada/
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Shocked thats quite a collection you have there Kada! Some really special plants too!.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:51 pm

Here's a couple of group shots of some of my plants I took the other day. I tend to group mine too in species where possible, biggest at the back, smallest at the front, sickies on the top shelf where I don't have to look at them Rolling Eyes . I also have biggies in pots all around the yard.





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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:59 am

Hey Stutters nice lots of Gasteria/aloes and haworthias you have there. A few euphorbias too I see bounce

What's the twisting barrel in the photo of your Pajero Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:01 am

The twisting barrel cactus in front of my lovely looking Pajero is an unkown Trichocereus, see pictured below, the tall one in the middle. I received a cutting from a friend who lives near Geelong, I think you know him.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:35 pm

Nice one Very Happy

You could say that I know him Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:04 pm

Here's a few of my cactus as you can see they go where ever there is room Rolling Eyes




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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:47 pm

Would you be able to get a closer pic of the plant in the second pic that is in the same pot as the large cereus please betty?


Very nice collection there, looks like you have astro overload though. hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:09 am

Nice plants Betty Smile Looks like you have plenty of space to spread out too.

What are the plants you're growing in the terracotta pots on the tiered shelves in the background of the second photo?
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:30 pm

PD wrote:
Would you be able to get a closer pic of the plant in the second pic that is in the same pot as the large cereus please betty?

Very nice collection there, looks like you have astro overload though. hehe

Thanks PD - it seems I have just a slight astro overload Laughing

Here you go
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:46 pm

Squil wrote:
Nice plants Betty Smile Looks like you have plenty of space to spread out too.

What are the plants you're growing in the terracotta pots on the tiered shelves in the background of the second photo?

Thanks Squil, plenty of space is true but believe it or not these and hundreds of others have to be shifted nearly 600kms in the future Shocked

The plants on the stand are adeniums
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:19 pm

those adeniums are awesome betty!
how old are those little babies?
are they hard to grow?
i'd like to give growing them a go.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:36 pm

parrotsheaven wrote:

Thanks Squil, plenty of space is true but believe it or not these and hundreds of others have to be shifted nearly 600kms in the future Shocked

do you have any plans as to how you will do that? once you get a collection like yours you can't just stuff it down by your feet and drive 600kms. !
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:40 pm

Very easy to grow............I have over 600 seedlings and some are going dormant at the moment. I did put the young ones on some heat and planted more seeds last weekend Rolling Eyes I am a glutton for punishment Laughing

When they go dormant you must keep them dry and away from any frost. I lost some at the onset of spring last year Sad They just go to mush. If you get them early enough you can save them by cutting out the rot and hang them till all is healed then repot.

I would guess and say that most of the ones on the stand are 2/3 years old. Some are grafted plants that have been imported.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:43 pm

watertrade wrote:
do you have any plans as to how you will do that? once you get a collection like yours you can't just stuff it down by your feet and drive 600kms. !

Lots of plans, the big cacti will taken bare rooted and the others will be packed in LOTS of boxes with newpaper around them. The removalists can then cart them for me Very Happy

I will have to take plenty of pics when it all happens
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:26 pm

parrotsheaven wrote:
watertrade wrote:
do you have any plans as to how you will do that? once you get a collection like yours you can't just stuff it down by your feet and drive 600kms. !

Lots of plans, the big cacti will taken bare rooted and the others will be packed in LOTS of boxes with newpaper around them. The removalists can then cart them for me Very Happy

I will have to take plenty of pics when it all happens
I will be interested to see how it goes. It sounds like it will be actually pretty easy realy. lots of dry roots, newspaper balls and boxes. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your cacti   Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:57 pm

WOW, your adeniums look great Betty.

Note to self: Must try growing them again
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