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I bottom water all my pereskiopsis, they sit in clear plastic trays all the time. I just flood the tray and they soak it up. The potting mix used and the number/size of drainage holes in the pot play a big part in how well they wick up water. When the mix dries out completely, you have to raise the water level more for it to wick up water adequately, at least in my experience.

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A shallow tray or pan just deeper than the pots are. Place pots in said tray/pan.Slowly fill with water until the water is just lower than the pots rims like a 1/8in or couple mm lower than pot rim let sit for 10 mins or so. Then remove from tray

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Zelly's seedlings - 19 months old in Phoenix under 30% shade - entirely outdoor grown!

Juuls-X-Kimnach

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Lumberjack-X-Juuls

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Nice! Those spines have that Lumberjackus coloring to them..

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RAWRZ at all yours !!! mine are only just making some first spines atm ... gna have to do some hard-assed growing to catch up w you guys :)

will post some pics when theyve grown some more hair and exceeded 4cm height :3

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These seedlings are 19 months old and were grown entirely outdoors in Phoenix, AZ

Huanucoensis-X-Z1

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Variegated T. validus x T. grandiflorus. I gave some seeds to a friend and this one popped up. I haven't grafted any of mine, but i think I have a couple variegates too.

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Peruvianus x Kimnach

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Lumberjack x Juuls

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Hello AZS.

It seems you have several hundreds of trichos. Have you thought to do a selection??. Perhaps you have there a champion in something. For example, I am searching a clone which it may be fast growing, cold hardy, wet soil tolerant., etc...

Fast growing would be the easiest trait to recognize.

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Hello AZS.

It seems you have several hundreds of trichos. Have you thought to do a selection??. Perhaps you have there a champion in something. For example, I am searching a clone which it may be fast growing, cold hardy, wet soil tolerant., etc...

Fast growing would be the easiest trait to recognize.

The ones you see in the photo were all grown from zelly's high quality seed. If you start with good seed, you will have much better results :wink:

Rest assured I will seek out the champions and hopefully, in the future, be able to offer seeds or cuttings of those plants!

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AZS - i would love one that blooms in the hottest part of the year,.............. I live on a tropical Island and Trich's just don't seem to want to bloom here at all. It's about 90F during the day and 82F at night,.... doesnt fluctuate much beyond those temps. :D Lemme know dude if you can or are willing to help.

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AZS - i would love one that blooms in the hottest part of the year,.............. I live on a tropical Island and Trich's just don't seem to want to bloom here at all. It's about 90F during the day and 82F at night,.... doesnt fluctuate much beyond those temps. :D Lemme know dude if you can or are willing to help.

Wow... you live on a tropical island ! which one?

Just a side note: Saguaros bloom in May - June during the hottest part of the year here in Arizona - just before the monsoon rains start in July. Daytime temperatures over 120F are sometimes encountered and night time lows are usually in the mid 80's. These plants have adapted to the heat and seasonal rain. Many populations of wild cacti time their flowering to coincide with each other (and any potential pollinators) and also the local climate. These conditions can be precariously balanced and if upset can be disastrous for a species

As for my Trichs, many are just now reaching flowering size and the seedlings may take a few more years. I will note which ones flower during the hotter months and make it a point to cross pollinate them to reinforce that trait - would be an interesting experiment and rewarding to perform. Will keep everyone posted when I get some results.

On your island do you think there may be other factors that could be affecting flowering such as soil type, nutrients, fertilizer, water, lighting etc.?

Perhaps you should open a thread on Trich flowering to see what other members are experiencing? You may be surprised - someone in this forum may already have the answers you are looking for!

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my guess is they need the cold to prime them...Woof's tropical island isn't going to accommodate that...maybe find a friendly cool storage owner on the island...& park some of the trichs in there for several weeks.....maybe 3 - 6 c...or stick them by the air conditioner?.....sorry Woof, these are just guesses...but I would have thought members from north Qld would have the same problems???

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Growing Zelly's seeds has been very rewarding and my first batch is nearing 2 years of age:

Huanucoensis x Kimnach

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Juuls x Kimnach

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Juuls x Lumberjack

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good as place as any to post this up, here's what the 2014 hybrid season is looking like

seeds on hand: (in order of pollination & harvest)

thelegonus x scop

arboricola x spachianus

spachianus x arboricola

scop x grandiflorus (cherry red flower)

validus2 self

huarazensis x bridgesii bertha

bertha x huarazensis

val2 x huarazensis

ss02xss01 x scopulicola

scop x bertha

bertha x ss02xss01

huarazensis x scopulicola

TPQC x peru2

TPQC x scopulicola

TPQC x juuls

peru2 x juuls

peru1 self

peru2 x huarazensis

peru2 x peru1

peru2 x ss02xss01

ss02xss01 x peru2

juuls x huarazensis

juuls x bertha

juuls open

fingers crossed on the following fruits developing to full maturity: (multiples of some fruits)

Ljack x kimnach

Ljack x juuls

huaraz x Ljack

huaraz x juuls

juuls x TPQC

TPQC x Ljack

TPQC x huaraz

huaraz x thelegonus

huaraz x grandiflorus

juuls x ss02xss01

juuls x macro

juuls x Ljack

val2 x huaraz

val2 x juuls

ss02xss01 x juuls

ss02xss01 x huaraz

macro x Ljack

ss02xss01 x Ljack

ss02xss01 x thelegonus

ss02xss01 x arboricola

ss02xss01 x juuls

ss02xss01 x macro

ss02xss01 x TPQC

pach x terscheckii (gratis solartea for the pollen)

scop x Ljack

scop x huaraz

not even thinking about selling seeds until all fruits have been harvested

Lumberjack x kimnach sounds like an awesome cross. Hope they all get to folks who have the skills, time and space to grow them out :)

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hey all, I have a zelly T. validus x T. grandiflorus which is variegated. I grafted to pereskiopsis some months ago. although still small, I have noticed it is pupping out of alot of the aeroles, caespitosa style.. anyone else got this??

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My buddies grafted variegated T. validus x T. grandiflorus is growing in a columnar fashion with no pupping so far. And mine aren't grafted. They are growing normally on their own roots.

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My buddies grafted variegated T. validus x T. grandiflorus is growing in a columnar fashion with no pupping so far. And mine aren't grafted. They are growing normally on their own roots.

Pics? Please :wink:

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Variegated T. validus x T. grandiflorus. I gave some seeds to a friend and this one popped up. I haven't grafted any of mine, but i think I have a couple variegates too.

I posted it earlier on this page ^^^

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