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Postby EAGLE38 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:44 am

Hi everyone Im new to the forum. I have found very useful info here so far. My collection is growing slowly so far this is what I have and how big each one is.

Cactus I have :
Echinocactus grusonii /BARREL
6 in
7 1/4 in 27 cactus heads
Echinopsis spachiana /Golden torch
11 1/4 in
Mammillaria spinosissima
3 3/4 in
Trichocereus spinosissima
6 in
Mammillaria compressa
6 in
Gymnocalycium sanglione
3 3/4 in
Oreocereus trollii / Old man
4 3/4 in
Helianthocereus pesudicandecans v. Laroya
11 1/2 in
Notocactus scopa
5 3/4 in
Cliestocactus strausii / Silver torch
21 in
Carnegiea gigantea/ SAGUARO
7 3/4 in
Tower of jewels
4 in
Espostoa blossfeldiorum
12 1/4 in
Euphorbia ferox
5 1/4 in
Opunita cholla
2 1/8 in
Money tree
7 1/2 in
Cereus pachanoii / San Pedro
14 1/8 in & 11in
Mammillaria elongata
11 in long
Aloe Christmas carol
4 3/4 in
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Postby daiv » Tue May 29, 2012 2:54 am

Nice cross section to start with - nice healthy plants that will reward you with new growth and/or flowers.
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Postby EAGLE38 » Tue May 29, 2012 4:08 am

Heres a pic
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Postby hegar » Tue May 29, 2012 5:02 am

Welcome to the cactus and succulent forum. You already do have a nice collection of pretty good sized cacti and succulents. Have you been growing these plants for many years? I hope, you will enjoy our group of plant enthusiasts and am glad, you decided to join. :)

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Postby Arjen » Tue May 29, 2012 7:08 am

welcome and nice collection!
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Postby Harriet » Tue May 29, 2012 12:04 pm


I like your collection, it looks like mine at about the time I got really hooked. Hope you continue to enjoy the hobby and the forum!
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Postby EAGLE38 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:09 pm

I actually only had the barrel cactus in the back far corner to begin with. Then I got really into it and start collecting.
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Postby Sharpy » Tue May 29, 2012 9:58 pm

Welcome to the ride, and I believe your going to be looking for more space for plants soon :wink:
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Postby gemhunter178 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:40 pm

A cacti grower who likes Ariocarpus.
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Postby EAGLE38 » Wed May 30, 2012 4:18 am

I actuallly plan on doing a garden i have a 6ft by 30 ft area im going to use to make a cacti garden.
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Postby hoteidoc » Wed May 30, 2012 9:43 am

Welcome, Eagle, to a truly outstanding Forum! If you're already thinking of a 6 x 30', better start looking for the 1/2 acre plot :lol: As you can tell from Harriet or Sharpy (the rest didn't want to scare you yet :wink: ), you'll quickly start wondering "How did I get so many plants?" I've only been on this ride for 3 yrs, & I've stopped counting plants -- but it take 4 hrs to H20 them all! Endless experience here, as well as great humor, not to mention gorgeous pics!
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