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Is cactus cultivation popular?
« on: 08/03/2009 21:26:19 »
why does hardly anybody like cacti cos i think they are great!  ???
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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #1 on: 09/03/2009 02:52:38 »
I like them! But I think other people don't because the cacti are mostly prickly and there aren't any pretty colours or attractive smells. :)
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #2 on: 09/03/2009 04:22:41 »
some cacti produce absolutely beautiful flowers.. Anyone that's into feng shui wouldn't like most cacti since they would create "poison arrows".

I like them because I only remember to water plants about twice a year..
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #3 on: 09/03/2009 05:09:21 »
Here's some for you  :)

 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #4 on: 09/03/2009 07:40:41 »
The Christmas, Easter & Thanksgiving cacti are prolific flowerers from late October till March/April.

They are easy to care for, but can look a bit scruffy when not in flower. They are actually tree cacti.

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #5 on: 09/03/2009 18:43:19 »
nice pictures :D
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #6 on: 10/03/2009 00:46:50 »
Order:    Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae

Well, not to be a spoiled sport, but all of the pictures so far have been of succulents. Cati are exclusively a New World Family of plants. There is one exception, Rhipsalis baccifera, that occurs in Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka, India and Nepal. It is believed that this plant was carried in he bellies of birds, perhaps a species of gull, or intentionally by sailors as a substitute for mistletoe, an epiphytic hemi-parasitic plant, only recently (1-2,000 years.) These cacti are also epiphytic, almost spineless and has very desirable fruiting bodies. They do look somewhat like mistletoe.

So it ain't Cactus if it ain't from the Americas - except for one species


 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #7 on: 10/03/2009 09:24:18 »
OK JimBob, I must concur with you, But C4M did have a couple of true cacti in his first post.

Many succulents are incorrectly known as cacti and lets face it the Christmas Cactus is more suitable as a house plant than this....
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #8 on: 10/03/2009 10:24:22 »
The Christmas, Easter & Thanksgiving cacti are prolific flowerers from late October till March/April.

They are easy to care for, but can look a bit scruffy when not in flower. They are actually tree cacti.



I have one of these.. it is one of the few plants that I haven't killed.
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #9 on: 10/03/2009 17:44:10 »
Don't ask me how i did it, but i had a Christmas cactus as well but it died.  I didn't over or under water it.  It just sort of died in the space of about 1-2 weeks... oops.
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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #10 on: 11/03/2009 05:35:35 »
Was it during winter?
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #11 on: 11/03/2009 19:41:15 »
Yes.  What does that have to do with it. ???
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #12 on: 12/03/2009 06:32:49 »
Did you leave it outside or have in indoors?
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #13 on: 12/03/2009 06:34:09 »
Maybe http://www.fernlea.com/xmas/cactinfo.htm will give you a clue. :)
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #14 on: 12/03/2009 06:45:30 »
The Christmas, Easter & Thanksgiving cacti are prolific flowerers from late October till March/April.

They are easy to care for, but can look a bit scruffy when not in flower. They are actually tree cacti.



I have one of these.. it is one of the few plants that I haven't killed.

I just Love you.. LOL Makes me feel good that I am not the only plant killer around!

I love cactus and succulents... My mom had hundreds of them! She had a wonderfully green thumb!
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #15 on: 12/03/2009 06:51:21 »
The Christmas, Easter & Thanksgiving cacti are prolific flowerers from late October till March/April.

They are easy to care for, but can look a bit scruffy when not in flower. They are actually tree cacti.



I have one of these.. it is one of the few plants that I haven't killed.

I just Love you.. LOL Makes me feel good that I am not the only plant killer around!

I love cactus and succulents... My mom had hundreds of them! She had a wonderfully green thumb!

My mum as well... it must skip a generation.. which is good news for the future plants in our kids' gardens.
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #16 on: 12/03/2009 06:55:51 »
LOL SO TRUE... All my kids have green thumbs! Seriously! They all were into growing yardens  and still like planting and raising plants!
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #17 on: 12/03/2009 18:22:40 »
as a cactus gets bigger does it's spikes.
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #18 on: 13/03/2009 03:13:34 »
Are you asking a question? E.g. as a cactus gets bigger, does it's spikes get bigger?
Or making a statement? E.g. as a cactus gets bigger it's spikes also gets bigger.
 

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Re: Is cactus cultivation popular?
« Reply #19 on: 14/10/2010 00:38:37 »
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« Reply #20 on: 05/11/2010 23:48:51 »
Cacti have very attractive flowers and are easy to grow, I have lots of them.

Here is my favourite, Lobivia jajoana:


One of my Rebutia hybrids:
« Last Edit: 05/11/2010 23:54:59 by Pikaia »
 

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