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by Steve-0
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which Opuntia are cold hardy and how do you know?
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: Which Opuntia are cold hardy and how do you know?

Glad to see we're back up and running, too. Bonap is a fantastic resource.
Happy New Year!
by Steve-0
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which Opuntia are cold hardy and how do you know?
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: Which Opuntia are cold hardy and how do you know?

Here's two Opuntia that will grow outdoors in Virginia. Opuntia stricta and O. humifusa.

How do I know?

Bonap!

http://bonap.net/Napa/TaxonMaps/Genus/State/Opuntia
by Steve-0
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: MrXeric's seedlings 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 11157

Re: MrXeric's seedlings 2021

I used this method. It worked for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGG2-YpGDWA
by Steve-0
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Ants?
Replies: 12
Views: 1764

Re: Ants?

TEOTWAWKI...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/TEOTWAWKI

Tongue in cheek humor.

Mother Earth is struggling under our management.
by Steve-0
Mon May 31, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Toddler palmed this mystery! Please help ID!
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: Toddler palmed this mystery! Please help ID!

The only Cholla in Colorado near Buena Vista is C. imbricata...the tree Cholla.

Her description of no others around and no larger plant it could have come of all but eliminates the Tree Cholla.
by Steve-0
Mon May 31, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Toddler palmed this mystery! Please help ID!
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: Toddler palmed this mystery! Please help ID!

Looks more like an Opuntia fragilis pad....not any type of Cholla cactus I'm familiar with. Here's one of my encounters with this species.
by Steve-0
Sun May 30, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front yard Cactus garden
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Re: Front yard Cactus garden

A few of my in ground cacti blooming.
by Steve-0
Sat May 29, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Global Cactus Traffickers Are Cleaning Out the Deserts
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Global Cactus Traffickers Are Cleaning Out the Deserts

Some good efforts by Jane Goodall here. https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/jane-goodall It would be nice if the power of social media took up the cause of saving us, by saving and cleaning up our oceans, wildlife, plant life = large rain forests, or even just slowed down over fishing the oceans. No...
by Steve-0
Thu May 27, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Blooming Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 97527

Re: A Blooming Thread

forgot to post the Opuntia polyacantha ... Yellow when open and Peach when closing.
by Steve-0
Thu May 27, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Blooming Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 97527

Re: A Blooming Thread

A Cactus Blooming Party is going on at my place! First was the above Pedio. simpsonii....followed by EVERYTHING!
by Steve-0
Thu May 27, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Seedlings turning yellow
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Seedlings turning yellow

I would agree cut back on the sun and a wee bit on the watering. My Sclerocactus seedlings went red quickly and with less light back to green just as quickly. Mine are now outside mostly indirect light/shade and are green.
by Steve-0
Wed May 26, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus rescue.
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Cactus rescue.

Getting it in and out of the trunk looks dangerous! Kudos for saving this beauty and only getting a couple of spines on you It was sketchy for sure. I had those black shipping gloves on ....like that would prevent 3-4 inch spikes from stabbing me. :shock: The saving grace was the light weight...may...
by Steve-0
Thu May 20, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus rescue.
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Cactus rescue.

Last night I got a pair of tongs and removed a cubic foot of old flower buds, leaf trash, sticks, dried weed vines and around 3 dead pads. It improved the appearance quite a bit as one could imagine. Like a fresh hair style. It's going to need a new large pot or being planted into the ground at some...
by Steve-0
Wed May 19, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus rescue.
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Cactus rescue.

Just a couple of blocks from my office in a residential area I have been seeing daily a quite massive potted Opuntia polyacantha specimen. And every time I passed by I thought of stopping and offering to purchase a few pads from the owners. Well, that never happened...even over the course of 3-4 yea...
by Steve-0
Mon May 17, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Cutting from large cereus in winter
Replies: 2
Views: 2619

Re: Cutting from large cereus in winter

You could apply Sulphur or root hormone powder (what I use). Let the cut heal to calloused over before planting. Were it me, I would probably do it indoors and after the cut heals place it vertical in a pot with sand making contact with the callous for a month or so. Then check for roots. Wait again...