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Bree Ellyse



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PostSubject: Help for a beginner!   Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:41 pm

Hello, i'm new to cacti but would love some advice on what types people reccomend. I love the flowering, barrel and cacti with 'arms' any help is appreciated!
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PostSubject: Welcome   Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:31 am

Bree Ellyse wrote:
Hello, i'm new to cacti but would love some advice on what types people reccomend. I love the flowering, barrel and cacti with 'arms' any help is appreciated!
Hi BREE,
Important to understand the growing conditions for the diverse range of cacti before you spend to much cash.
Perhaps you can make a list of Genera you like and get some more specific advise.
Great group of plants to grow and sure you will have a ball.
Cheers Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Help for a beginner!   Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:27 pm

Melocactus maybe... you live in a tropical climate yes?
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PostSubject: Re: Help for a beginner!   Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:50 pm

Cereus or some of the brazilian Pilosocereus should do well
perhaps even Neobuxbaumia in a well drained spot.
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PostSubject: Re: Help for a beginner!   Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:03 pm

I agree shortly... if i could, id get right into the Brazillian columnars they are exquisite but do not do well in my climate with ease... Austrocephalocereus dybowskii perhaps
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PostSubject: Re: Help for a beginner!   Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:05 pm

Cephalocereus/Backbergia militaris would have to be the ultimate for wow factor.

Yeah i doubt Piloso's would take wet feet in winter or prolonged cold very well.
And i imagine frost would see them go the the great garden in the sky rather quickly.

But isn't that what glasshouses are for?
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PostSubject: Re: Help for a beginner!   Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

id love an industrial size greenhouse for that very pupose Very Happy
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