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by bett
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Hardy cactus from Arizona
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Hardy cactus from Arizona

I was just worried about them rotting because it had been raining every day for over a week. I thought they might turn to mush if I just planted them fresh, but I ended up planting them anyway after a few days and now they're doing great. The main plant was growing in regular yard dirt, but the gard...
by bett
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Hardy cactus from Arizona
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Hardy cactus from Arizona

Yeah, these cuttings got all wrinkly and dead looking while I was waiting for them to dry out before planting them, so I ended up just sticking them in the soil before they showed any roots even though it was rainy and cold.. Then all of a sudden they perked right up, started growing new pads and fl...
by bett
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Hardy cactus from Arizona
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Hardy cactus from Arizona

I got cuttings of this cactus last month from my friend's uncle. He had it growing in his yard up here in zone 6, and told me his mother had originally brought cuttings of the plant home decades ago from Arizona. The plant in the yard was pretty low growing, no more than a foot off the ground. I was...
by bett
Fri May 03, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?

The main plant down in Virginia was doing fine and dandy last summer when I saw it. Two years ago they had a cruddy winter down there while I was visiting. Snowed 8 inches one night and the roads were frozen solid for a few days due to a lack of plows, so the plant can apparently withstand at least ...
by bett
Wed May 01, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?

Any more ideas?
by bett
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?

Thanks for the replies. Looks like Virginia Beach is either 8a or 7b. I live on the border of 6a and 6b, so it would be quite a bit colder. Here's some pictures of the plant I have. http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh108/Bett_174/Random%20Stuff/Plants/IMAG0629.jpg http://i254.photobucket.com/album...
by bett
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Outdoor Opuntia in Virginia, species ID?

I found this large Opuntia growing on the edge of someone's yard in southern Virginia about 2 years ago. It was right next to the sidewalk and there was a broken pad on the ground, so I picked it up and took it home. I've been growing the plant in a pot since I got it, but I'm wondering if it's poss...
by bett
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Plant Swap
Topic: Stapelia gigantea cuttings, for sale, trade, or free
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Stapelia gigantea cuttings, for sale, trade, or free

I have a bunch of S. gigantea cuttings that I have no use for, so I thought I'd offer them to everyone here as a semi-giveaway. I saved them from the garbage months ago in the fall, and they've been sitting in my basement, not potted, ever since I brought them home (they were exposed to low 40s temp...
by bett
Tue May 08, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: new cacti need names
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: new cacti need names

Looks like Ferocactus and Oroya are a match. The third one does look like it could be Weberbauerocereus. It's starting to make longer spines towards the top, while some of the others of its type at school had much longer spines all over and others had just the short, fine spines. Are the long spines...
by bett
Tue May 08, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: new cacti need names
Replies: 7
Views: 525

new cacti need names

I got me some new cacti recently, but I've only narrowed a few down to the genus names. Anyone have any ideas? These first 3 I got at my school last month. There was some event going on where they were giving away cacti and ceramic pots to decorate, so I picked out a few nice plants. They're all in ...
by bett
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Some of my first grafts: wow they grow fast!
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Yep, you sent me some seeds. I'll have to try grafting some when I eventually sow them and get some seedlings. I have a bunch more of the Pereskiopsis that I'm growing separately. I have one at home that I grafted a variegated Opuntia monacantha pup to. It hasn't started growing much yet, seems to b...
by bett
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Some of my first grafts: wow they grow fast!
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Some of my first grafts: wow they grow fast!

So I finally got a hold of some Pereskiopsis the other month and started some grafts. The gymno pups I wanted to graft ended up dying, but I had had them sitting around too long I think. I'd had them for at least 2 months before I brought them home to graft and since they were chlorophylless mutants...
by bett
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Using concrete for indoor pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Yeah, it was the lime I was worried about. I wouldn't want to kill any of the cacti I would make a pot for.
I might test out a pot later today and see if I could get something to work.[/list]
by bett
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Using concrete for indoor pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Using concrete for indoor pots?

My cactus and succulent collection is growing faster than my pot collection is. I've been using paper pots lately for small cuttings, and yogurt cups with drainage holes for larger plants. These aren't very permanent solutions though, and I don't want to pay a dollar a pot for the small terra cotta ...
by bett
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: School cacti needs IDs
Replies: 7
Views: 810

It's odd that the large one is in normal form while the small ones are monstrose since they're supposedly cuttings from the old one. Could the old one have reverted to normal growth very early on while the cuttings stayed mostrose?