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Yellow tips
One person on ebay had trouble selling these premium columns. Buyers complained that they looked yellow. So he covered them with 70% shade cloth to let them turn dark green again. Then people bid them up to 2 and 3 times the previous selling price. Silly rabbits.
Slow but steady
Raising cacti from seeds is difficult for amateurs unless you have a serious commitment to the requirements of time and materials.
Peruvianus is a beautiful plant. But there are so many varieties!
Expose Crooks!
Never be afraid to leave negative feedback on eBay. Sellers who victimize buyers with garbage should be exposed! Warn others...
 
Free info on propagation
Logs, chunks, tips and other tips & techniques about how to multiply your cacti.
Flower collage 640 pixel width
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Miracle Flower
Section at left was stored in a dark room yet had the energy to flower. One at right was in shade but also flowered after being cut.
New Mexico
A friend near Taos is growing San Pedro with great success—from seed!
Why you should not grow San Pedro in a flower pot
One plant in 15 years became a house sized forest.
Ever see a crested San Pedro?
Click to see the monster!
Ed has this tree size specimen of Cereus
What a monster!
Want to see other Cereus specimens and other "blue cactus"?

http://www.columnar-cacti.org/cereus/index.html

http://www.columnar-cacti.org/azureocereus/index.html
Moving to the mountains.
Trichocereus is Greek for "hairy"
See why? This tip is setting out hairy buds that are going to form flower stalks. This is March, 2004—it is going to flower.

Trichocereus Peruvians
The thorny cousin of pachanoi is no fun to work with. Pachanoi rarely bites, and then mildly. But Peruvians is a serious biter. The length will go right through leather gloves.

 

 

Logs root, too
This is a nice log found in the weeds with a healthy branch growing up. The main length was cut, the end allowed to heal. The shortened specimen has now rooted and is being repotted into a 50/50 Perlite & soil mix.

Will make an interesting potted specimen.
The other section from the piece above, that was cut off, is also being rooted. Here you can see both fine root hairs and the tougher buds that sprout. This section is also being potted even though it does not have a bud. But since it is living (as shown by roots) it will eventually bud a vertical growing tip.

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