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Winter Damage Report 2010/2011

Discuss hardy cacti grown outside all year.

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Postby DesertZone » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:45 am

Johnts71 wrote:golden barrells are perfectly fine.


Nice :D What other awesome plants made it?
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:42 am

for the saguaro, I have seen one that got damaged like that and it grew a tuft ontop of the damaged area(it killed the growth point somehow) and its growing on top of it. I will take a pic to show you what I mean. The flesh sorta died back and it grew an arm almost.

BTW my golden barrel was fine after the 16.7 temp, so they are good down to there.
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Postby Johnts71 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:51 am

DesertZone wrote:
Johnts71 wrote:golden barrells are perfectly fine.


Nice :D What other awesome plants made it?



All of these made it..20 degree for 3 days with ice and snow.

Ferocactus macrodiscus
Ferocactus latispinus
Ferocactus pilosus var. pringlei
Cylindropuntia spinosior
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
Opuntia microdasys f. monstrosus
Echinocactus texensis
Yucca brevifolia..its just a baby
Parodia leninghausii
Agave victoriae-reginae
Mammillaria spinosissima - this one surprised me
Opuntia cacanapa
Opuntia microdasys var. rufida <--this one is leaning over..might have to cut it back but it looks like its gonna make it
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:49 am

nice. I have a lot of Opuntia and saguaros mostly. One of these days I need to update my grow list and add it. As for the one that's leaning most of the time from what I have seen of Opuntia that fall over usually if the roots are ok it will put out new pads, of course I do live in Arizona :)
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Postby Harriet » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:48 pm

So far it seems as if I have missed really bad damage this year. Sadly, two favorite Agaves got some frostbite though:

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Postby DesertZone » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:37 pm

I went to SE AZ, and this is some of the damage I found. I was amazed at the amount of palms that lived through the cold, many people down there told me that it was below 0 :shock: .
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