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Trichocereus, Ariocarpus, and aztekium oh my!

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Hello one and all! i could not find an introduction area so i will jump right into things.

I am from the USA and have been avidly collecting cacti for almost 2 years now though i have been growing plants and cacti my whole life i only recently got into the psychedelic ones. last year i joined a different psychedelic plant forum(not sure if i can name names?) myctopia and i really enjoy it there and i here that it is just as good here.

My favorite species of plant is Ariocarpus and now to the cactus porn.

This is a Peruvian torch(trichocereus peruvanus) which was grown from seed back in 2007 from wild harvested seed from peru. It is one of the more "true" peruvian torches i have seen. It does not show signs of being a hybrid other than what may have happened in the wild. post-14984-0-77802300-1400741548_thumb.j

This second picture is of my Aztekium Ritteri scion grafted to a myrtillocactus geometrizans root stock. it was originally a 14 headed cactus but 4 heads went to a friend who grafted them. 2 of the 4 took. one was on a Ming thing(cereus forbesii monstrose) and the other was on a pilosocereus azures.

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Third picture is of my second aztekium ritteri graft which has over 36 heads, most are small and just starting to form. im working on grafted the larger pups so that i can graft the main head to a new root stock. The old one is brown and almost used up, when i cut it there was still green flesh under the skin so im leaving the aztekium on it till the rootstock dies. i hope to graft the stump of the aztekium ritteri that is left over once i remove the main head. I will take the small aztekium stump still attached to the root stock and graft it upside down to a new root stock to try and pup farm it. post-14984-0-93122200-1400741914_thumb.j

second picture is of both aztekium

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echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubispinus or the rainbow hedgehog cactus. this is just a little picture of it. water added for effect

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Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus triplet grafted to a stenocereus root stock. this one recently put off new growth not shown in the picture but it is doing quite well. after 2 months of rooting i checked on it to find more roots than i could hope for, glad the stenocereus is working good.

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Ariocarpus Retusus sub species confusus grafted to pereskiopsis (supposedly) spatulata. the pictures are a minor show of its stages from being grafted. I have had so many people try and tell me the color is sun damage/stress. its not, its from being grafted. the last picture shows the recent growth. its about 2 months old grafted and 9 months old as a seedling.

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My two lovely Trichocereus Bridgesii Monstrose cacti aka penis plant or penis cactus. I have both clone A and B in this picture with one of them pupping picture is about a month oldpost-14984-0-12634800-1400742841_thumb.j

This is supposedly a san pedro i grew from seed. grafted it a couple months ago and its looking really nice. but its 5-7 spines per areole. even seedling pachanoi dont have that many spines. so im guessing it is a random hybrid like most trichocereus are.

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I have way way more to show just waiting for someone to comment.

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Nice mate.

Getafix

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Comment 1: Welcome mate :)

Comment 2: This is the BEST forum around :worship:

Comment 3: You have some very nice cactus & now you have had comments please show us more :drool2:

Cheers

Jox

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Jeez that wild seed Peruvian looks fucking beautiful. Welcome dude this place is awesome and very encouraging,

Beautiful plants man, Very loved

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Hey Billy nice to see you finally joined the forums .

Definitely a great forum.

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Welcome to SAB! Nice plants dude!

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Welcome to SAB! Nice plants dude!

SAB? i get the SA is shaman australis but whats the B part?

Hey Billy nice to see you finally joined the forums .

Definitely a great forum.

Hey, finally? do i know you from the Topia? or from somewhere else?

Here is some more cactus porn for you.

A nice Trichocereus Pachanoi, not the PC pachanot you normally see. this is the short spine san pedro found in nature unlike the PC pachanot which was made through hybridization. PC pachanot is the most common san pedro. took me a long time to find this cutting.

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A second view of my peruvian torch arm, it has grown about 1.5 inches since i put it outside two weeks ago as can be seen by the green tip growth. post-14984-0-93122900-1400790478_thumb.p

Here is one of the pups off my Aztekium ritteri, the first picture is of the graft a week after i did it, you can see the vascular joining. the second picture is after i added the glue. Too scared of them coming off to not use it.

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Two trichocereus bridgesii, Both planted at the same time. the one with the pup was producing the pup before i rooted it. this picture shows how much a pup can take from its mother plant. the root system should be much bigger after 3 months like the other one next to it

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Typical ariocarpus retusus, one of my first ariocarpus cacti.

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ariocarpus bravoanus

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The last picture is of delosperma cooperi, not sure if you guys know but it is a magic plant as well

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shaman australis botanicals?

shaman australis board?

still guessing that one myself :)

AWESOME plants !!!! :wub: I love cooperii, been growing it for years not knowing what it was .. encroached into the garden from a neighbour's

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Welcome BillyThKid! You will ingratiate yourself quite nicely indeed around here by posting cactus porn at regular intervals - that sort of behavior is very much encouraged..

This is definitely the spot for these sorts of cacti -"the nook" is great too but not as active, and the folks there aren't generally as fanatical as the people here.. Lots of experts here as well if you have any questions and great opportunities for trading and such..

I will disagree however about the 5-7 spines per areole being too many for a young pachanoi - IME most all young seedlings have more spines per areole as infants than they do as they bigger - not sure why this is, maybe to ensure their survival at that young age - but you'll see bridgesii which have piles of spines per areole as infants, and they progress to the usual 2-5 per areole or whatever thereafter..

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Welcome to the SAB

B = Botanicals

second nitro, even lopho seedlings have spines :P

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