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herbal_hindsight

Sold to me 5-6yrs ago as Peyote???

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hi everyone... just a curious question about my little cactus here... i bought it around 6 yrs ago off the old swapnsell forum the corroboree had along with another one which died on me [rot] last year.

when i first bought them they did not appear columnar and resemembled small buttons like i expected.

then after a couple years they started to grow up and i thought ah maybe they arent peyote afterall..

until this year when a good friend suggested to me that it could be a mutation? i didn't think much of it until this little button formed a few months ago and it has grown at a rapid rate...

thoughts?

:scratchhead:

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Looks like its grown two feet. Nice work!

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They can grow that away when light has been restricted, was there a time when you had it in a dark area for extended time

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Yep, etiolated from lack of light. Cut it off let it heal and put it in a sunnier spot. The pups should then grow as per normal. Remember to safely dispose of the flesh as it is evil and can get you imprisoned.

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haha!

What a skinny little freak!

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what you have is the mega rare crooked penis loph !!

Is there really such a thing, 'crooked penis loph', lol,...well there is now!.

Maybe it's a L.w monstrose .

It actually resembles overcrowded pups on a caespitosa I have growing .

:)

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It looks like it eventually got to the light it has been chasing.

You have some other freaks growing in that pot but they are about two feet away :slap:

Cheers

Got

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interesting... ive had a hard time finding any other pics of lophs doing this but have been told its common if they dont get enough light...

what suggestions/tips can people offer me to nurse this little freak back to it's own flavour of normality? :-)

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Just an update, I'll take some more pics tomorrow to show comparison... but I decided to give it the slice and attempt a graft onto a Echinopsis bridgesii 'Montrosa' - AKA Penis Plant.

I'm actually quite impressed with how well it worked and can see it has grown a good amount since the graft was done.

This image was taken 7 days after the graft attempt.

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What an interesting looking little guy. Did you save the root/base after you removed the head? It should survive fine after beheading and pop out new pups.

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I have to say regardless of how it happened that looks preety cool, should have left him to grow, and yeah did you leave the root base, cause i reckon that would look mad with a couple of heads on it, lucky your honest or it would have been on ebay as the first ever loph/tricho hybrid lol

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LOL yep i'm def an honest sort who isn't interested in exploiting anyone for anything... unfortunately some people take advantage of me being so compassionate but such is life.

I most certainly kept the base, I should take a photo of it tomorrow, along with a photo of the graft [been a long day didn't get home til late and am ready for bed]

I am still experimenting in the best position for the base to be, where it is atm doesn't get much light but still some, but I think I need to introduce it into more direct light, same as my graft but i turn it every day a bit at a time so it gets even light and it seems to be working fine so far!

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Is there really such a thing, 'crooked penis loph', lol,...well there is now!.

Haha this guy could sell sand to Arabs!

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Soil mix used = 20% vermiculite/ 50% sand/ 30% potting mix [approx] + pebbles / small rocks on top

The time difference in original crooked penis loph to graft: [dates of when photos were taken]

Crooked Penis Loph - 18/12/2012

Grafted Penis Cactus - 12/04/2013

I performed the graft on the 10/03/2013

I am personally impressed by how easily the graft took and how much growth it has had in such a short amount of time...

merely 4 weeks basically.

:lol::drool2:

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haha that left over munted stump would probably sell for $600 on ebay :lol:

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lol, for sure, call it the loph var. Hulk, mutated in a lab, might look small, but dont get it mad

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I'd say get it mad and let it run amok! Lol any updated pics?

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Yeah, updates would be good. :)

I personally would have left it, but now you have two so that's positive. I might move one of my Lophs and try and recreate this :lol:

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I think I am growing one of my own into that shape

awesome post zelly

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