Jump to content
The Corroboree
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Psyentist

Cactus rescue and bunnings find

Question

Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone had any idea what this is?

I rescued it from my parents yard where it had been sat over in a dark corner for a number of years.

Not the most healthy looking plant but I figure if it survived all those years (I'm talking close to 10!) in that dark corner it must be pretty hardy!

Also, I trimmed a lot of spines off it before I moved it, some about 2 inches long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Sorry trying to do it on my phone.

Way too hard, switching to computer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

hard to tell, stensonia coryne maybe?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Also,

I found this at bunnings.

It was labeled as a trichocereus peruvianus (peruvian torch) but it looks a lot different to my other peruvians, especially the big furry areoles.

Thanks in advance for any help!

post-11385-0-53819500-1422844060_thumb.j

post-11385-0-57561100-1422844097_thumb.j

post-11385-0-19567800-1422844233_thumb.j

post-11385-0-72168800-1422844316_thumb.j

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Thanks DiscoStu, those were my intial thoughts too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

First one is interesting. Could it be something along the lines of taquimbalensis?

I am happy for you to send it to me to love and care for and I'll report back to you when it has fresh growth. ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

This is probably a Stetsonia coryne. It has the spines clipped, why it doesn´t look so typical. But I am pretty optimistic it will regrow some if you treat it nicely! ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Thanks Micoz!

They do look very similar don't they.

I'll gladly lock that one in, much better than I'd hoped for.

And sorry Zed, hah, I don't think he's well enough to travel.

Thanks Evil Genius, that'd what I thought but like to get a second opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Well, I've repotted the poor thing and put it in a better spot.

Hopefully he gets better soon!

Thanks everyone!

post-11385-0-07716900-1422951779_thumb.j

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

sPJqduKl.jpgj5H3R0Wl.jpg

The left is Trichocereus Peruvianus apparently, the right is Mystillocactus Geometrizans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Psyentist

1st one is trichocereus taquimbalensis var wilkae (the nicest form) and definately NOT a Stetsonia

(just make sure its still alive!)

2nd one is probably trichocereus terscheckii

ebene, I doubt the left one is t.peruvianus... its something else

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

oops that's an older post... did it make it? is it alive?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

He did survive!

With a nice sunny new home and a bit of tender loving care he seems to have recovered quite well. Even started putting on some new growth now that spring has sprung.

Here's some pics...

post-11385-0-83462400-1441000848_thumb.jpost-11385-0-42982000-1441000963_thumb.jpost-11385-0-77057600-1441000996_thumb.j

post-11385-0-29835600-1441001031_thumb.jpost-11385-0-15544200-1441001062_thumb.j

You still think it's a taquimbalensis mutant? I wouldn't have a clue. Looks like he should be quite handsome when he's older though either way.

Also, speaking of handsome, the terschekii is perking up a bit too!

post-11385-0-33886100-1441001306_thumb.jpost-11385-0-67522400-1441001340_thumb.j

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

And yeah, Ebene.

I couldn't say what that first one is, still quite small to tell.

I wouldn't think peruvianus though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

nice to see its alright

still maintain my ID - its a wilkae

amazing sight there with the clay pots and all

Edited by mutant

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

and I am seeing the true blue there , as well... some icarus? or something, but its a true blue alright!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Thanks mate, I try my best to give my babies nice clay homes. It's just not possible sometimes though.

And cheers for the id, that is what I'm hoping for obviously but I don't think I'll be able to confirm it for a year or two yet.

Also, I've have a few nice blue peru's. The three you see in that last photo are, left to right, grown from pachanoi seed off eBay (eBay pach), Len and Trent.

Then there's this lot...

post-11385-0-37936800-1441088579_thumb.j

Back row, left to right, icaro, jac001, another Trent, David and what was given to me as a macrogonus.

David is my bluest. At night in the torchlight he's as blue as my pilosocereus pachycladus!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×