Buds to pups
Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:46 AM
Losing the flowers was bad enough, but now I'm faced with the prospect of three pups growing at the top of the main column. Breaking this branch would destroy the look of the cactus, so they must be removed. The problem is that I don't want to make a site for multiple pups to form from down the track. Experimentation in this regard was due to start in a month or so (was planning on removing several pups via different methods and cauterising a half of the wounds ie control and cauterised per each removal method) and see what happened next year. But now I haven't got the option of waiting 'til next year. So here's the first entrant for "weird cactus question of the year" : How I can prune with no/less chance of pups forming there again?
Posted 07 January 2004 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 01:31 PM
If they come back so be it
It may take a few years of cutting them off to discourage the cactus from pupping there
But then you have plenty of people wanting your proven strain anyhow
Posted 11 January 2004 - 12:40 PM
Ta for the replies .
Posted 12 January 2004 - 02:21 AM
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 01:55 AM
Which has allowed me to get close enough to take a few pics.
Note that it's two years on now and definitely showing stunted growth along with the 'pine-appleing'
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:36 AM
Anyone ever figure out what factors might dispose flowerbuds to turn to pups like this? Now if we can just figure out the trick to turning pups into flowers (other than waiting quite a few years), we'll be in business.
Posted 14 December 2005 - 01:53 AM
just looking at those pinecones i get the feeling they would be uber strong
the wierd form, the rate of growth and the potency you get in other slow growing mutations
i got a feelin