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C. senilis questions

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Re: C. senilis questions

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:13 pm

lol when I take cuttings I generally forget about them for 6 months or so and by then they are rooted and all I need to do is stick them in the ground. I take care to acclimate them a few days to the sun also, or if it's a shade liking plant .. it goes in a shady spot..
We all do it different ways. Give me 10 people that grow cuttings and we all do it 10 different ways.
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Re: C. senilis questions

Postby Steve Johnson » Wed May 09, 2012 7:31 pm

Wow, the "old man" is looking pretty hairy these days! Here's what the new growth looks like as of today:

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Now check out what the new spines look like:

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Can't remember seeing such long spines on a C. senilis before -- I think the "old man" approves! :D
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Re: C. senilis questions

Postby hoteidoc » Wed May 09, 2012 9:28 pm

Has that "sexy" Old Man/Senior Statesman look :wink: ! Way to go!
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Re: C. senilis questions

Postby Steve Johnson » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:17 am

Update - I just took out the ruler and checked the height of the "old man" today. It has gained 1/4" in 3 months -- definitely growing! Do we have any C. senilis veterans who can tell me what the typical yearly growth rate should be when they're cultivated in pots? As I tend to be curious about things in general, I'd be interested to find out.
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