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  1. Took some pics, can't really capture them how i'd like, but these are some of what is possibly sab2. Sometimes it can go quite like PC, then others you can really see some scop / cordo like structure, and sometimes ecuadorian pachanoi, but doesn't have the same epidermis. I need to dig out a ladder to get some better photos of the tips.  They are fairly dehydrated at the moment, just started watering this week.


    First couple are the older lower growth, they were really skinny and lanky cutting when i moved them from somewhere else and put them in ground.




    pc on the bottom right, both left columns are the 'sab2?'


    you can see the more scop / cordo like slump they get.


    This is possibly the same clone as my previous photos, or it's one of the others I got at the time, this is super root bound in full sun for a few years in about a 500ml pot. (stem on the right)






  2. I got a few different pachanoi from SAB years ago, I seem to recall 2 or 3 different ones but I can't find any of my invoices/notes regarding it and the tags got lost/mixed up.


    I've got one large plant that I think is SAB2, there's an image of it in my cactus pics thread on page 3. It seems like a cordobensis pc hybrid, but it could be anything really. It may be fields pachanoi, or a relative / hybrid, but i've got stuff all experience with that clone. It's spines are about super pedro length and have similar thickness and rigidity, but a little different. It can look sort of like PC when grown poorly but a little different. Mature columns get quite bloated and sort of get an ecuadorian pachanoi roundness to the ribs and the tip profile. It's a really nice plant and one of my favourites, really fat and the flower odour i've noted as being extremely pleasant. It's more tropical than the flat jasmine like PC.


    The other ones that I got at the same time are in bad growing conditions, i've also randomly propagated them (also in bad conditions) so i've got a frustrating mix of them that need to be grown to maturity side by side and them attempt pollination to try and lump them in groups, and i'm going off memory as to how many ones I actually started with.


    I'll get some better photos up of them this week hopefully.

  3. All the background info on them is available in this thread pedro, I didn't breed them, just grew them from seed. They are probably a T. peruvianus from around the Matucana area in Peru.


    Yeah g8 is quite nice bardo, there are a couple others that are similar to it in the batch, more of a powdery blue than a blue green and black/red spination.

    It's frustrating that I haven't had the opportunity to put them in the ground, they should be massive stands by now, but some of them really haven't grown much if at all in years, and I haven't been able to pot them up because they are stuck in the middle of a forest of pots, and when things are moved other plants start falling over. Am slowly chipping away row by row.

  4. On 22/04/2019 at 8:40 AM, ENtiTY said:

    You have some beautiful friends gerbil. Thank you for sharing!


    Love the PD pach x psycho0! If your ever offering cuts I would surely be interested.

    no worries, they keep me occupied that's for sure :D


    If you're after a certain price range or size pm me and let me know, otherwise i'll take some cuts and post them up over the next week or so with photos and prices.

    I've so much material piling up, have just done a big trim of things before the wind smashes them. Been procrastinating a sale for many years.

  5. Katydid found in a clump of A. acuminata saplings, has an ovipositor that mimics acacia phyllodes, particularly new growth on obtusifolia (which was a meter away), and it's folded wings with lenticel like pattern of acacia stems, pretty impressive.





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  6. Thanks for such a nice evening niggles, always know how to make people feel welcome and loved. And thanks to your housemates for having us too, I only realised late that they weren't just friends visiting so thanks heaps for putting up with us! :) It amazing how being with nice people pulls me out of depression. You lot are great.


    Can't believe you sold all the cactus, sunday must have been nuts haha


    Was great to see old friends and meet some new faces. Thanks to all for making it a good catchup.

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  7. To me, the mute button is your friend with the following, but the visuals are nice. Not exactly what you asked for, but this might help brighten a gloomy night. I hope your family and mum are holding up as best as possible.



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  8. I always hesitate diagnosis 'cause nutrients are such a difficult field to truly understand and it seems a lot of the information books/sites/people put forth contradicts itself, and people just parrot shit which confuses things even more. Then you've got deficiency, toxicity, lockout, unavailability, interactions and a mix of all.


    If they've been in the potting mix for a while and you haven't added any ferts and are managing watering appropriately (or your water isn't high in iron) i'd say Phosphorus deficiency.


    I generally just feed blood and bone, sulphate of potash and occasionally trace elements or iron sulphate if specific symptoms appear. Just a handful / light dusting of Blood and bone on the surface, watered in and monitored response. I'll often have sacrificial plants and trial on them, my trials have been big potted obtusifolia and a small tubestock obtusi/acuminata, that can give me boundaries to play with and push. Each species can be different.


    Sulphate of potash is not only good for potassium and sulphur, but will help with Nitrogen fixation by stimulating the nodules via sugar production (or something like that)

    Sometimes I do a light charlie carp feed, but their potassium source is potassium chloride (cheap and nasty), you don't want to be introducing too much chloride, and the phosphorus would be soluble so too much could be a problem, but you can also overdo blood and bone.


    You can get Phosphorus issues if your soil is too wet or cold (but again lots of other things too, also being too dry lol)

    It's not a great time of year for Phosphorus as the cold tempratures inhibit the uptake. In cold climates, Pete Cundall (vege fella from tasmania) pretty much says Phosphorus applications from late april to late july is pretty useless as it won't really be uptaken or used.


    These links give a bit of info re: feeding natives.




    welcome to the headfuck haha

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