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1 Candy On cactus on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:43 pm

gypsy


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I have a cactus that bloomed big blueish, purple blooms this summer,I took a pic, but it didn't show up well. I have looked everywhere for the name of this cactus, it is large barrel shaped, and little cactus forms around the bottom of the Mother cactus. I know you have many types thought you may be able to help me identify it.

2 Re: Candy On cactus on Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:31 pm

runawayhorses


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We have a cactus in our front yard. Its a young cactus that is only about 20" high. Its supposed to grow to about 6 feet or something. They grow very slow. I'm not sure of the name of ours but there are many types of cactus's. I bought mine online from ebay. I think ours is from the mountains of Peru. It looks like the kind you'd see in Mexico or Texas but it doesn't get as big as those. I didn't want one that will grow 15' in the air, so I got one that won't get that big. I'll probably be 90 years old before it ever reaches its maximum height I think..lol Grows very slow. It came in a box and we planted it immediately. We've had it over 3 years now and I think its grown about 6 inches. But its doing good. Very healthy and strong. cactus's are very strong and can take just about anything.

3 Re: Candy On cactus on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:16 pm

gypsy


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Tyler my sister gave me this,she bought hers when they lived in Santa Fe,she can't remember the name of it, she has had hers for about 30 years, she gave me the baby off of it, hers is huge, like in round, and about 3ft tall it was covered in these beautiful blooms,I have had mine for about 2 years it finally bloomed this summer,. had to transplant it twice,since then..whew what a job, it is very prickly.

4 Re: Candy On cactus on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:27 pm

runawayhorses


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Yes they are very very prickly,,lol

I think ours might look a little like this once its full grown..

5 Re: Candy On cactus on Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:02 pm

gypsy


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when we lived in California, we went through the desert on our way to Palm Springs,it was early January, all the cactus were blooming,it was beautiful ,wish I could remember the name of the desert,a lot of cactus that looked like your picture, some were big as our trees here LOL

6 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:51 am

gypsy


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Back to the cactus topic. I have several . would like to share info here with Candy if it is ok,I know she has an extensive, collection,cactus/plants,
was wondering if you have any orchids ,Candy? I have 20 and all were blooming in the early summer,I have five still blooming.

7 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Candy Cottingham


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I gave my very large Orchid to someone...not my scene...not my bag.

I cannot name your Cacti until I see a Pic of it preferable in flower.

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8 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:14 pm

Candy Cottingham


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Tyler
Your Cactus will live to be 300 years old.

The Latin name of these acient Cacti is "Carnegiea Gigantea"

Can grow to 50ft tall with a 2ft thick trunk. Weighing thousands of Kilograms.

Yours should grow 8" a year.

Protect from excessive cold...it will tolerate 20 F..7C Briefly.

It is not the heaviest or tallest...but most promoted, often used as scenery in movies.

It is HOME to many birds and provides food with it's nectar, pollen and seeds.

Natural habitat is Arizona and Mexico.

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9 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:20 pm

gypsy


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ok Candy, thanks anyway~

10 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:28 pm

Candy Cottingham


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Gypsy when transplanting cacti

use a folded pleat like newspaper..wrapped around the plant like a collar. perhaps with a tool to balance it in the right hand.

To lift a pot of cactus use a pair of pliers with the ends bent.

Maybe the Dessert you refer to is the Mohave Dessert... (not sure)

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11 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:32 pm

Candy Cottingham


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one more bit of info

the baby cacti are called Pups...

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12 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:48 pm

runawayhorses


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Candy Cottingham wrote:Tyler
Your Cactus will live to be 300 years old.

The Latin name of these acient Cacti is "Carnegiea Gigantea"

Can grow to 50ft tall with a 2ft thick trunk. Weighing thousands of Kilograms.

Yours should grow 8" a year.

Protect from excessive cold...it will tolerate 20 F..7C Briefly.

It is not the heaviest or tallest...but most promoted, often used as scenery in movies.

It is HOME to many birds and provides food with it's nectar, pollen and seeds.

Natural habitat is Arizona and Mexico.

My Cactus isn't known to grow higher than 8 feet. So its a different kind of Cactus than the picture. I was saying it looks like that but doesn't grow as high.

13 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:56 pm

gypsy


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candy I know the babies are called pups.. yes,I use newspaper and leather gloves LOL I was just commenting on how prickly they are:)

14 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Candy Cottingham


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right you all know more than me...

so it's as i say...."I know Nuffink I Tell Yer"

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15 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:14 pm

Candy Cottingham


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My Cactus isn't known to grow higher than 8 feet. So its a different kind of Cactus than the picture. I was saying it looks like that but doesn't grow as high.


Tyler I look like my Dad but I am not my Dad.

Mybe it belongs to the CERUS family...

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16 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:39 pm

runawayhorses


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Candy Cottingham wrote:Tyler I look like my Dad but I am not my Dad.

Mybe it belongs to the CERUS family...
Like I said that picture is not my Cactus. Take that for what it is. You don't know what kind of Cactus I have, many look alike. I really don't care it it grows 50 feet in the air, but when I bought it, it had a description about it, and its not supposed to get higher than 8 feet. So put that in your pipe and smoke it. lol :)

17 Re: Candy On cactus on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:46 pm

Candy Cottingham


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Download my avatar

the little boy has just pricked his willy

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