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by tumamoc
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Making pumice bits smaller
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: Making pumice bits smaller

Yes. Turface MVP. It's cheap! The local irrigation/landacaping supply store sells a 50 lb bag for about $15. The pumice/mulch mix is is even cheaper bought in bulk. It averages about $3.25 per 50 lb.
by tumamoc
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Making pumice bits smaller
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: Making pumice bits smaller

Yeah. Maybe I'll give it a try. I have used sieved calcined clay bits for seedlings with good success. The stuff I buy is used for baseball infields, but they also market it as aquatic plant soil, oil-dri, kitty litter (in some places), etc.
by tumamoc
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Making pumice bits smaller
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: Making pumice bits smaller

I know this is an old thread now, but I thought I'd update it with my solution. I tried running over a bag of pumice with my truck tire. This did not work at all. An 8-inch square handheld tamper crushed the pumice, but it took multiple attempts and was very tiring. Finally, I picked up a hand-crank...
by tumamoc
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What plant do you want most, but have been unable to find?
Replies: 171
Views: 18676

Re: What plant do you want most, but have been unable to find?

Cristate Peniocereus greggii. Never even seen one in pictures.
by tumamoc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: saguaro growth
Replies: 24
Views: 1000

Re: saguaro growth

That's neat. I've also seen Ferocactus wislizenii exhibit the same type of "totem pole" knobby growth.
by tumamoc
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Peniocereus greggii in the Tucson Area
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Peniocereus greggii in the Tucson Area

You should see them on the Altar Valley alluvial fans. I'm not so sure about the "sides of washes" as a main target area. Good luck.
by tumamoc
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Peniocereus greggii in the Tucson Area
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Peniocereus greggii in the Tucson Area

Hi everyone, I wanted to know if anyone has found P. greggii in the Tucson area? Sense really getting into cactus in the past year, it's one thing I'm always on the look out for when on a hike. I know they are hard to spot but in the last week I've taken two dedicated short hikes, one at the base o...
by tumamoc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: CactiGuide.com Comments
Topic: Is there a quick link back to the main cactiguide site (http://cactiguide.com/) on this forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Is there a quick link back to the main cactiguide site (http://cactiguide.com/) on this forum?

Thanks Ivan and Nic. My setting was the "prosilver" blue screen. I wouldn't have figured that out on my own.
by tumamoc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: CactiGuide.com Comments
Topic: Is there a quick link back to the main cactiguide site (http://cactiguide.com/) on this forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Is there a quick link back to the main cactiguide site (http://cactiguide.com/) on this forum?

That doesn't work for me. It's not hyper text on my screen. There's a http link back to the main forum screen, but not to this site:

<http://cactiguide.com/>
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by tumamoc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: CactiGuide.com Comments
Topic: Is there a quick link back to the main cactiguide site (http://cactiguide.com/) on this forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Is there a quick link back to the main cactiguide site (http://cactiguide.com/) on this forum?

I haven't used the forum much since the switch to phpBB, so navigating the site is awkward. Thanks.
by tumamoc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Please ID... thanks!
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Please ID... thanks!

First one could be an Echinopsis. Whatever it is, it looks like it is straining to find better lighting conditions.
Second one looks like Stenocereus, maybe S. pruinosis or victoriensis. If it's the latter, it can't tolerate freezing temps.
by tumamoc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Rooting cuttings of Oreocereus
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Rooting cuttings of Oreocereus

Thanks for the encouraging replies everybody. The main stem is a fatty, at least 15 cm in diameter. If they don't continue rotting, I'll just leave them in the carport until spring and try to root them once the warm weather comes back.
by tumamoc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Spines falling out
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Spines falling out

The spines on new growth of columnar Echinopsis are very delicate. They fall off even with a gentle touch. Maybe your cat rubbed its face on it. Anyway, there is no reason to be concerned about it--in my opinion.
by tumamoc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Rooting cuttings of Oreocereus
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Rooting cuttings of Oreocereus

Has anyone on this forum tried growing an Oreocereus from a cutting? Are they a difficult species to root? I had a really nice clump (O. celsianus, I think) that started to rot, one stem at a time. I managed to salvage a couple pieces. It would be a shame to loose this plant completely. Thanks.
by tumamoc
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Echinomastus and Orange Rot
Replies: 15
Views: 2216

Re: Echinomastus and Orange Rot

While we're on the hot topic of Echinomastus (that is, 3-4 years between posts :mrgreen: ), I find that, eventually, every Echinomastus plant I have acquired or grown from seed rots in this way. Doesn't matter the species. Kind of depressing.