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About Philocacti

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  • Birthday 15/06/1979

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  1. Don't know where to start There's no way i can thank zelly enough This uy has been helping me a lot, even before I joined SAB. Once I joined SAB, zelly sent me a lot of seeds throughout the years without asking me anything in return. Since 2014, laws have changed a lot to the point that by late 2015 I can't receive any packages containing any plant material (seeds or cuttings). However, sometime during this period zelly offered to send me a cutting. So I asked for a PC cutting. He sent me a package but unfortunately customs refused to release it. A month later, a friend went to the states and zelly sent him a package. Fortunately, I received the package with a beautiful PC cutting that had flower buds. Last year, zelly contacted me and offered me some of his seeds. I told him that they won't pass customs. He sent me a lot of crosses in a very intelligent way and the arrived to my house safe and sound. I've never seen anyone get out his way and spends time in packaging and sending packages without asking anything in return. Zelly I appreciate your friendship more than I can express. Thank you my friend I planted the seeds 2 weeks ago and most of the crosses already started germinating and I'm very excited as if it was my first time. https://photos.app.goo.gl/TvTAuq6vwrJncXkx5
  2. Philocacti

    What did you do to your cacti today?

    I've never seen so many Trichocereus indoors. I solute you sir.
  3. Philocacti

    Most of my collection

    Nope, it doesn't really rain here. It's like 5-7 times a year. They're also grafted so I treat them according to the stock not the scion. I only take in the 2 A. kotschoubeyanusthat aren't grafted, along with a L. diffusa.
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    Most of my collection

    Thanks buddy, I'm somehow wishing that one of them would start creating. But that's some wishful thinking
  5. It's grafted to Stenocereus. I think grafting on these kind of stocks makes the scion display adult characteristics. At least this is what I'm seeing on Zeus. Here is Ogun's pic of it in Peru....it has longer spines than mine http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-11286-0-73342600-1386791205.jpg
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    Sun damage ?

    Not really, I have a few bridgesii & bridgesii hybrids that do that in winter. This is an SS02Xpachanoi.
  7. Philocacti

    Most of my collection

    Here are the damaged Aricarpus' (Ariocarpi ???)
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    Sun damage ?

    If what you have is the same as this Then, according to EG, it's some sort of virus infection, not sun damage.
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    Most of my collection

    Thanks a lot buddy According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone, I'm in zone 14. Also we have dust in air, which might makes them look like this. Maybe it's my camera. I really don't know. Hahaha, yeah I had to improvise. I already caught and killed the rat. Only after it ate all the growing tips from all the Ariocarpus', except 3 that were grafted higher stocks. Last year, I was gifted a small cutting of a bridgesii monstrose from a local friend and he told me it's a different clone than what we have here, but I still can't see any difference yet.
  10. Yup, Ogun sent me a pup, and what you say makes more sense. Hahaha, yeah I read this term before; "wild" pachanoi. Does "wild" describe the spination? Or is it just a term to distinguish it from other "common" pachanoi. I've had this clone for a little more than 2 years now. The original pup has 2 offshoots and is in a more shaded place than the graft (the pic in the 1st post), which is in full sun. Non of the 2 is showing any glaucinous ;) It's a unique and beautiful plant, but I just wanted to understand what makes cactophiles label it as pachanoi or "wild" pachanoi.
  11. I'm so confused why this clone is considered to be a pachanoi. It has long spines, V notches and large areols. All these characteristics describe a peruvianus. However, it's rich green with no glaucinous (at least in my environment). So why is it seen as a long-spined pachanoi? Is it the length of its flower tubes? Enlighten me please.
  12. Philocacti

    Most of my collection

    Thanks a lot TH
  13. Philocacti

    TBM shooting roots from above soil

    I would leave it as it is. The bigger the tbm the faster it grows.
  14. Philocacti

    How to Save this Fellow

    Just cut it where the union is and plant it.
  15. Philocacti

    Most of my collection

    Thanks a lot olive.