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  1. Will trade some good chilacoyotl seeds for it. It's a perennial squash, and I can't kill the thing, unless I dig it up, super prolific it's producing more squash near the middle of winter it's blowing my mind. From Mexico, grown in USA. Y'all need a tree, or fence this will grow 30+feet unless trimmed or water halted, but remember after it dries up it will grow back after a good water/rain. Pretty damn drought tolerant. After you boil it, you remove seeds and can bake them for pepitas and you use the meat of the squash for a tastey drink "agua de chilacoyotl" with added brown sugar, others use it for soups/stews just remember to get the seeds out.
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    Free Trich seed for new and old members

    yo whats the mixed trich all about? random "mystery crosses" or just a bunch of different strains?
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    Saving seed!

    Ahhh! Too scary I'm already going pretty far with grafting and distant crossed cacti. But go ahead and try it
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    How to recognize a pachanoi

    Ughhhhhh.. This might open up a can of worms.... I go San Pedro collecting sometimes, there are places in my neighborhood where this cactus grows. Is there a set of key defining physical eatures
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    Saving seed!

    Check out EGs thread about inter generic breeding. He says the trick is to raise the ph of te flower and it will take its own, or any other plants pollen, even if it is in a different genus, or if it is sterile. Since my geography consisted of little more than limestone I assume that is why my hybrid took so readily.
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    Saving seed!

    In all honesty, I only have two fruits, which haven't "popped" yet but the bugs got a piece of one, and I was too excited to wait for the other. So I can just plant them straight without any actual drying procedure? I think a bird got my loph fruit! Sorry quick typing, I meant an epiphyllum X echinopsis, a trich Peru in a botanical garden I work at, AND my loph. Soon as I get my setup back up I'll be doing all sorts of crosses though. I want to do a matucana/pachanoi/pelecyphora/williamsii cross one day. Maybe by the time I graduate... Thanks y'all!
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    Saving seed!

    Hi, I know this might seem like a dumb question but I can't seem to find any useful info online, and don't trust my own intuition. I see many posts on breeding cacti, but many start with the seed ready to plant. ---I want to know about saving seed from fruit. It may be very obvious, but I am new to it, and have recently found a few fruits from the echinopses (or echinopsises) from which I want to reproduce. One is trichocereus Peruviana and the other is a dragonfruit hybrid. + a loph I don't want to ruin my first batch because I don't want to wait another year to cross! -----basically how do I get from a fresh picked cactus fruit with seeds, to a growing plant? (time drying, temp, etc) much appreciated!
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    I need a CACTUS!!! (Succulents included!!)

    Lagging, but I need to back up my computer then I'll add pics from my phone lots of newbies from the road trip
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    I need a CACTUS!!! (Succulents included!!)

    Well they're not necessarily "wild" I've potted them, or planted them in the ground, but they are beautiful plants, though I can't tell you what most of them are called. I have just added some recently, which are flowering, though may not have taken well to transplantation from the wild. (the local estuary) It's fathers day weekend, and all, and I'll try to figure out the picture thing as soon as I can get it figured out! plus after my trip, I'll get some cool cacti around the road.
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    I need a CACTUS!!! (Succulents included!!)

    my computer sucks, so I'll do my best posting these, maybe not today, but they are cool! as for cacti, I'm not sure what grows in california, but I have some wild ones from Arizona, one state over. Only opuntias and cylindropuntias. I do have many dozens of types of prickly-pear cacti, which one can eat which taste like green-beans when young pads are chopped, and have delicious fruit on them as well (plus make an amazing fence at my house). As for the pricklypears, my collection ranges from spineless-brutally spiny, including a gentle one covered in "fur", colors ranging from red, purple, blue, and green pads, sizes ranging from three inch pads- nearly two feet tall pads! Plus monstrous and josephs coat, which I would not personally eat myself. Anyways before I get too excited, there are a few succulents which also grow locally which I have; the dudleyas, pickleweeds, and there are others I have yet to discover which I will add. I'll post pics when I can!
  11. I need a CACTUS!!! (Succulents included!!!)Posted by coolcactusdood , 18 March 2013 · 1 views cactus australian native plants succulents pereskiopsis trichocereus bridgesii sacred cacti boobs big tits (just kidding haha) no really...were talkin succulents HAHA! just figured this out, this was originally a blog, but here is my first forum post Hey yáll, Ive been a cactus/ succulent fanatic for years, and cannot ever truly stop learning more and obtaining more of them. I want to establish some sort of trade with people. I have just cleared out many of my "leftover" offsets of plants which have been cluttering up my area, I have quite a few plants to trade in exchange, though some may be too common and though it may not look like much, it continues to grow every week and may include many dozens more after the growing season. I live in the US, so shipping might be difficult for the more sensitive plants, as well as larger ones. plants I offer; -kalanchoe "mother plant" cuttings and rooted, two-five types -crested epiphyte (since died) -yellow opuntia microdasys monstrosa (spiraly type) -crassula oblongata -echinopsis oxygona (small) -crassula lycopoides (thin form and monstrose form) -rhipsalis baccifera -faucaria tigrina -some kleinia cactus-looking succulent -opuntia monacantha monstrosa normal and joseph''s coat -opuntia subulata monstrosa -Wild Arizona golden jumping cactus (from aunts backyard) -silver unknown (dangerous) jumping cactus -opunia compresa& -interesting Brasiliopuntia varieties -various echeverias,aeoniums, as well as the usual "succulents" (desert rose, aloe vera, crassula ovata+monstrosa variety) -a few euphorbias, medusa and corn-cob type, very beautiful.. and maybe a few more.California Natives like dudleyas and such. future; many dozens of imaginable prickly pear varieties for consumption, and for beauty. So far I only have small, undivisible cuttings not ready for trade. I wish to grow all my mother plants to make divisible for trading and plain sharing purposes. In addition to plants, I may provide tips and plant Identification Plants I'm looking for; -pereskia aculeata or grandiflora(or both) -possibly pereskiopsis as mine is not doing too well -quiabentia verticulata or other varieties -crested cacti, and succulents, agaves or aloes of any kind (a fuzzy echeveria would be best) -I like monstrose plants as well, but especially into spirally mutations -Will appreciate variegations as well -mirtillocactus var fukurokuryuzinboku, or breast myrtillocactus -eulychnea castanea varispiralis -penis plant lophocereus schotti monstrosa/inermis -astrophytum (any) -tephrocactus geometrizans (the snowman looking one) -turbinicarpus (any) -leichtenbergia principus -aztekium ritterii -digitostigma -macherocereus gummosus -fouqieria idria columnaris -euphorbia obesa -any exceptionally cool Australian succulents like the ones shown or others from the beach, desert etc) also looking for grafting tips as I have not managed one successful opuntia subulata monstrose graft, and have tried several scions. Thanks, and I hope you may find something you are looking for:)
  12. Hey yáll, Ive been a cactus/ succulent fanatic for years, and cannot ever truly stop learning more and obtaining more of them. I want to establish some sort of trade with people, because I have just cleared out many of my "leftover" offsets of plants which have been cluttering up my area, I have quite a few plants to trade in exchange, though some may be too common and though it may not look like much, it continues to grow every week and may include many dozens more after the growing season plants I offer; -kalanchoe "mother plant" cuttings and rooted, two-five types -crested epiphyte (since died) -yellow opuntia microdasys monstrosa (spiraly type) -crassula oblongata -echinopsis oxygona (small) -crassula lycopoides (thin form and monstrose form) -rhipsalis baccifera -faucaria tigrina -some kleinia cactus-looking succulent -opuntia monacantha monstrosa normal and joseph''s coat -opuntia subulata monstrosa -Wild Arizona golden jumping cactus (from aunts backyard) -silver unknown (dangerous) jumping cactus -opunia compresa& -interesting Brasiliopuntia varieties -various echeverias,aeoniums, as well as the usual "succulents" (desert rose, aloe vera, crassula ovata+monstrosa variety) -a few euphorbias, medusa and corn-cob type, very beautiful.. and maybe a few more.California Natives like dudleyas and such. future; many dozens of imaginable prickly pear varieties for consumption, and for beauty. So far I only have small, undivisible cuttings not ready for trade. I wish to grow all my mother plants to make divisible for trading and plain sharing purposes. In addition to plants, I may provide tips and plant Identification Plants I'm looking for; -pereskia aculeata or grandiflora(or both) -possibly pereskiopsis as mine is not doing too well -quiabentia verticulata or other varieties -crested cacti, and succulents, agaves or aloes of any kind (a fuzzy echeveria would be best) -I like monstrose plants as well, but especially into spirally mutations -Will appreciate variegations as well -mirtillocactus var fukurokuryuzinboku, or breast myrtillocactus -eulychnea castanea varispiralis -penis plant lophocereus schotti monstrosa/inermis -astrophytum (any) -tephrocactus geometrizans (the snowman looking one) -turbinicarpus (any) -leichtenbergia principus -aztekium ritterii -digitostigma -macherocereus gummosus -fouqieria idria columnaris -euphorbia obesa -any exceptionally cool Australian succulents like the ones shown or others from the beach, desert etc) also looking for grafting tips as I have not managed one successful opuntia subulata monstrose graft, and have tried several scions. Thanks, and I hope you may find something you are looking for:)
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    Looking for.....

    hey Teo I looked for your book, but I could not get it, I think I had an expired hotmail, is there a way I may get ahold of it somehow?
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