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    Help to save these cacti....

    Thanks for replying J Smith, all great information! I think I will wait for a month or two before repotting them, as I read that it should happen in late spring/early summer....would this be right? Also I don't want to shot the Lophs as one of them has a bud/flower starting at the top of it and I don't want to loose it. The soil mix is still confusing me. So far I understand, small pebbles on the bottom to allow draining/airation, then my premium soil mixed with some sand a perlite stuff, and then some small stones/gravel on the top. Everywhere I read says something different!!! Surely there must be an "ideal"/natural mix like the soil in their native lands? Also, when it comes to watering I have read vastly different things too. If anyone can shed any light on how often I should water them, and if I should feed them with anything then I'd love to hear! Before I got these I was under the impression that cacti were easy things to grow....these seem quite fussy!
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    Help to save these cacti....

    Hey Philocacti, thanks for the swifty reply! I have tried to upload all the photos again, so perhaps this link will work now?: http://imgur.com/a/FpRn7 That's good news to hear that the Lophophora just looks dormant. I was worried that it looked moldy or even just dying and wouldn't be able to recover. Can you suggest any tips for repotting them? I as thinking of doing it soon, before spring properly kicks in. What would be the best kind of materials to use, in the pot and type of pot? Shall I put two together, or even in the same pot as the other long cacti, or are they all better off in separate pots? The "soil" in the Lophophoras looks a bit rough/bitty to me....do you think it's ok, or should I change them, and if so, for what?
  3. My friend gave me these cacti... http://imgur.com/EShHqmH (click "next" to see more images) ...as he is moving and doesn't want them anymore. After having a look online I believe the peyote (?) buttons to be in a bad way, they don't look that healthy. The longer taller cactus looks pretty healthy but it has narrowed a lot at the top compared to when he got them. They have been sitting on a coolish window sill over winter. They got a fair amount of sunlight, but not loads, we are in England. Sometimes the window would get condensation on it, he tells me he had a water-catcher thing there to help stop that. Is there anything I can do to help save these cacti? I would like to see the buttons healthy again and the taller one plump out. He also gave me a bag or perlite (?) with them. They look like small white stones or something. What would be the best way to see if I can save them? Should I repot them? What should I use for repotting, and what kind of light/temperature do they need? I've tried looking on various sites, however there seems to be all manner of recommendations. I thought if I posted the exact cacti here then someone with experience might be able to suggest something. I hope someone can help!
  4. I'm so confused after looking round different forums, reading different posts, checking out photos & looking at other sties! I have this cactus, I was told it was a Trichocereus Peruvianus however I'm beginning to doubt it. If anyone can shed some light on what it is I would be very grateful! Thanks
  5. Nope, none in either of my local Bunnings
  6. Right, I'm off to Bunning's to see what they've got, if anything. I'm still unclear if these are legal to own after the new psychoactive bill that went through.
  7. Hi, I've have recently gotten into collecting cacti. Looking to collect and grow a few more so I took a peak online to see what I could get. I love the idea of growing a San Pedro, just knowing the power it possesses is enough for me to feed off it's energy. I no longer take any mind altering substances and I no longer want to be doing anything I shouldn't so..... With the new laws that came in regarding the analogs of mescaline and the new RCs that are floating around, I wanted to make sure that if I order some San Pedro cuttings from WA and they are shipped to NSW that I won't get in trouble. I've been trying to stay on top of the law but it's somewhat confusing to me who doesn't understand all the terms! Any help is grately appreciated. EDIT: I wanted to edit the title as I spelt it wrong but I can't find out how!
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    Help please :)

    It did flower, but they have fallen off now. Here is a dark and grainy photo of the flower! I have lots of other ones though, just not with me right now. There were two flowers eventually.
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    Help please :)

    So here's what the bud is looking like today, is it likely to open do you think? I was wondering whether or not to set up a time lapse photograhpy of it opening, but I don't really want to set it all up for the night it doesn't open! Is there a way to know if it will bloom or not? There are two of these on it now.
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    Help please :)

    Well it's looking like it's got some kind of budding flowers on it at the moment, I'm not sure if I'll manage to get them to flower though! Sounds a bit tricky! I'm very pleased with it though on my balcony I'll try and post some photos of the buds later. Thanks for all your help!
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    Help please :)

    Thanks Evil Genius. Can anyone second that? Can you point out to me what makes you think it is Cereus Hildmannianus? Which identifying features gave it away? I'm just trying to increase my knowlege Thanks again!
  12. Hi, I picked this up at the weekend for $5, but I have no idea what it is as I'm fairly new to identifying cacti. Any help would be grately appreciated If you need any other photos to help identify it then don't hesitate to ask. Thanks!