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blue columnar id please

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i was given a cut of this plant a few years ago and planted it at my uncles house for lack of space.its been about a year since i have been back there and this is what i found.its a pretty spectacular plant.ive seen some cereus forbesii photos that look a little similar.any ideas.im amazed its doing so well its received 0 attention.

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Nice looking cactus nut, I would guess it is a Pilosocereus.

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Yeah I really don't know,there is one image that comes up if cereus forbesii is googled which looks exactly like this.its the only photo online I can find similar.i was shocked when I saw it.last time I did it was just those few dull green sections at the base.

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That was fast eg,was replying to jox and bam you've provided a link to the photo I was talking about.so cereus forbesii it is.

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Beautiful specimen I must say, love the spines on it and frosty colour. :wub:

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That is a sexy cactus.

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I can prob get some more cuts if you guys are keen,just not sure how many.

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I think I may be able to get some more cuts from the original source,ive a feeling that its getting water from one of the gardens on the other side of the fence,as its in a corner there is three possibilities.its in pure Perth (west aus)coastal plain sand which is about as average as a soil gets.as I said I've done 0 to help it along!yes Dreamwalker it's awesome the way that colour transition occurs.my entire collection is in pots so I don't know what to do about that.leave it or pot it.i think ill leave it to become a beastie and then reevaluate.

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I can get 5 or 6 cuts if anyone wants.

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I would like to ask another question,why does the offset have such intense spine growth compared to the main columns same growth,heat from its proximity to the fence? Any idea?

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I would be interested in a cut. Nice looking plant.

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O_o

Hello good lookin', where you been all my life?

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done guys just shoot me your details in pm

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an image search brings up both blues and greens and some with a lot less spines, there seems a lot of variation, I have a green Cereus validus or forbesii, same as the lower stem colour,

I prefer the blues.

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Man that's one gorgeous cactus....

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