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Name that Cacti!!!

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Withy very kindly offered to try and help me out with identifying this cacti belonging to youngest and offering advise on care of propogating it..

Any help gratefully accepted by smallest who is a budding gardener..

ps tried to post this in gardening club but could not for life of me work out how to post the image there so apologise for filling up common room with prickly plants and be careful where you sit!

Posted at 21st Apr 2008 - 10:36AM   Posted by Unpeuloufoque   Name that Cacti!!! Comments: 10

Westerwitch's Avatar Mmmmmm will go and look in my book for you later on today.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 21st Apr 2008 at 01:33PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Not the remotest idea but, on the question of cacti, still have one I bought at the age of seven!

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 21st Apr 2008 at 01:41PM

Inthemud's Avatar I have my Observer book of Cacti in front of me

It could be of the Mammillaria species, but which one is hard to tell.

Posted by: Inthemud on 21st Apr 2008 at 02:00PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Ej this worries me as I fear I am going to become keeper of cacti as boys out grow them..inthemud your comment worries me even more WHO has the observer book of cati and why!!!!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 21st Apr 2008 at 03:16PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar I hate cacti....(ducks). I managed to kill one of the pastards I had as a child (but by heck it took time and effort to neglect it enough). This one, though stunted in growth (should be ten foot by now really and is only about one) is tenacious and I have to admire it.
btw, cacti are very bad news in feng shui (which will please all devotees of feng ****e). Twisted Evil

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 21st Apr 2008 at 06:13PM

Inthemud's Avatar I was given the Observer book of cacti when i was about 8 , so nearly 40 years ago, I collected cacti, had huge numbers of them on the window sills in the upstairs corridor!

I have several Observer books, my godmothers gave them to me for birthdays!

Posted by: Inthemud on 21st Apr 2008 at 08:33PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Will take the odd picture tomorrow if I remember but cannot identify this one.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 21st Apr 2008 at 08:48PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Well wahtever it is it sems to be thriving on neglect!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 21st Apr 2008 at 11:45PM

Wizzard's Avatar I dont know the name of it, but to propogate from it you can remove the side nodules and pot them up - may be easier if you ease the cacti from it's pot (make a tube of newspaper to wrap round the prickles!) and then carefully (I said CAREFULLY! - get a plaster for that!) remove some of the nodules so they have wee roots on them. Put the parent back into it's pot - watch out for the spike.... too late! Then plant up the nodules in a gritty compost (you might want to make a wee noose of newspaper to hold them!).

Once established you can pot the new plants on into individual pots.


Posted by: Wizzard on 22nd Apr 2008 at 08:13AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Ah Wizzard thats greatWell that would explain why it keep jettosing baby cacti , it wants me to re home them!! I shall now search out kiln gloves to attemt to re home babies...

ps inthemud, I did not even know they did a cacti one! I am madly jealious, my brother had observer book of all sorts of things and all I have is the observer book of churches...why goodness only knows...I do however have lots of ladybird books on what to look for but they arent a patch on observer ones..perahpsI shall have to start collecting them myself.

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 22nd Apr 2008 at 03:56PM

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