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  1. Ambient

    WA Cactus Clear Out

    Years later and I'm still trying to clear out the majority of my collection... I think I'm slowly starting to get ahead of the growth link below to my Gumtree profile, adds updated regularly, postage available to all states in Au excl. Tas (sorry guys) https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-seller/Gumtree/1007818662
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    Meet up: Perth

    Congrats to Uda, the proud new owner of the cliff cutting giveaway Hope to see more of you there next time.
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    Meet up: Perth

    Heading off now, free cliff cutting for the first person who spots me in my cactus shirt, and two more for trade if anyone else would like them.
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    Will Trichos Grow Here?

    Glad to see the cut is doing well Skellum Aerial roots will generally terminate on their own, you can remove them if they bother you, I can't see there being much danger from a few tiny well aerated wounds. Terracotta pots are nice if you can find them cheap and don't intend to move your cacti very often. I used almost exclusively use terracotta pots for the drying and aesthetic value. Now days I'm thinning out my terracotta in favour of terracotta coloured plastic for my display collection, and large cheap second hand black plastic pots for the farm. Plastic can still have the aesthetic look of terracotta (in my opinion at least), weighs exponentially less with increasing pots size, and allows me to buy food at the end of the week... student life ya'll haha. I actually prefer the slower drying of plastic pots for the dry Mediterranean climate I'm within, or maybe I just make my soil mix just too dry. This might not be the case for some eastern states users though. Really, type of pot doesn't matter so much when compared to size of pot or lack there of and going straight in to the ground. As long as you have a good well draining soil mix just go for the largest one you can reasonably afford to fill, and bare to look at. I can't remember who it was, maybe someone from here, said they water their tricho's like tomato's and feed them like tomato's and they grow like tomato's. This has more or less been my experience, within the hot sunny dry climate I'm in.
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    Meet up: Perth

    Hey everyone, I'm thinking 10am at the Vic Park farmers market (McMillan Park, Vic Park, WA). I've not been to the park before so I figure I'll update this thread with a good location to meet once I'm there (also open to suggestions if anyone already knows the lay of the lands on market days). Looking forward to reuniting with a few fellow cacti enthusiasts and meeting some new ones, cya this Sunday 16th April, Mcmillan Park ,10am.
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    Meet up: Perth

    2 easy, hopefully ya can make it BT. I've also had some interest from a few mates outside of SAB, so I'll be there either way.
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    Meet up: Perth

    Sunday16th of April, 10 days from now, Vic Park or otherwise. Bring trades if you want to, or just come and chill. Spread the word, fellow cactus heads and friends welcome
  8. Cheers Wezza, just updated the add.
  9. I'll be moving house again in the next month or so, and I want to try and downsize my collection a little before the shift. There will be a bunch of cuttings up for sale, more will be added as the earlier ones sell and as I get around to taking more photos. For now these are what I have. Post in this thread and PM me with which cutting/s you would like and I will mark them as PENDING, once I receive payment, the cuttings will be marked as SOLD. Cuttings will stay as PENDING for a maximum of Three business days. If the buyer has not indicated that they have sent the funds by then or have't organised a time for pickup, the pending status will be removed and the cuttings will be up for grabs again so availability stays fair. Potted sp. aff. Knuthianus / Peruvianus - SOLD Potted "Psycho0" Bridgesii - All SOLD Large Potted Bridgesii - no longer available Local Pickup only Two unnamed bridgesii and a "Mike" bridgesii clone - All SOLD "Cliff" Bridgesii tip cuttings - All SOLD Beautiful fresh Peruvianus cuttings, some light scarring, but otherwise healthy and disease free. These are some VERY thick healthy cuttings, and will be sure to pump out heaps of new pups rapidly.All SOLD All SOLD From left to right: Peru tip cutting 1 - 146cm - $115 - SOLD Peru tip cutting 2 - 133cm - $105 - PENDING (Still waiting for fruit to ripen, it's covered in Peru x Cliff fruit at the moment, I'll have a few up for sale soon). Local Pickup Only SOLD All SOLD
  10. Just PM'd you Wezza, sorry for the slow reply, been flat out at uni over the last few days. No worries Skellum, glad you're happy with the cutting, Cliff is a beautiful clone and my favourite non mutated bridgesii.
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    Post your track of the day

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    Meet up: Perth

    I'm keen, Sundays are usually good, just not this weekend.
  13. Cheers for the heads up man, I wasn't aware of the species affinis nomenclature and as Mapacho suggested was just using it as a best fit naming. I can see the problem it may have caused, fortunately in this case I already knew the guy who bought the cutting from me and was able chat to him about the ID being a "as best as we can tell" type ID and not an official cross. I'll keep aff. in mind for future ID
  14. The first cacti was sold to me as a Peruvians a few years ago, but I've had a couple of friends suggest that it might be a cuzco. I can see why they might think this and hoped I would be able to get a general consensus from you guys? The second cacti has been suggested to be a short spined peru when I first received it as a small cutting many years ago, I was hoping for a more definite ID now it's a displaying some mature growth. Thanks in advance
  15. Two new Psycho0 cuttings and a Peru x Knuthianus added.
  16. haha pretty much, I feel like the more I know about cactus ID, the more I realise how much I don't know. Hopefully Patrick's new book will help me out a little once it arrives
  17. Prices reduced on Cliff and Psycho0
  18. Cheers guys, I also posted these on a trichocereus FB group and was also suggested Knuthianus for the first so I think you're right on that as it seems to be the general consensis I've had a few different suggestions for the second one, pachanoi, pachanoi x peru and T. santaensis. I'm leaing towards a peru cross or T. santaensis.
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    west aussie's trade and sell thread

    Does anyone have fresh pollen to trade? These guys are going to go in the next day or so, hoping to pick something up as soon as possible.
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    west aussie's trade and sell thread

    Hey guys, this looks like it could be interesting if you're looking for something to do on the 25th or 26th of Feb. The Garden Club & Societies Plant Fair "A large variety of plants will be on sale representing African violets, bromeliads, bulbs, cactus & succulents, chrysanthemums, epiphytic cacti, ferns, frangipani, gerberas, heritage roses, hibiscus, hoya, iris, orchids, palm & cycads, pelargonium, roses, Gardeners' Circle & the wildflower society's gifts". https://horticulturalcouncil.com.au/gardens-club-fair/
  21. Hi eYann, I'm up in the hills East of Perth somewhere between Midland and Mundaring. I often do jobs down near Cockburn though, so I'm happy to meet along the way if that makes things easier.
  22. Two more huge Peruvianus cuttings just added! The vine is still there, but I could only see one flower and no seed. I'll check back again in a month or so and see if it's produced any pods.
  23. Hey, yeah there was a vine which covered the shed at my parents place, it should be coming in to flower soon if not already. I'll have a look to see if there are any seed pods next time I'm there.
  24. Cheers man, she is a beauty, spiny AF, but grows real quick and is a good teacher.
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    west aussie's trade and sell thread

    Just added a bunch of new cuttings and potted cacti to this thread, WA based, local pickup available.