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Bryce posted a topic in Cacti & SucculentsI can't post a photo because I don't have my camera but I just purchased a Trichocereus bridgesii crest and it is small and had 2 reverts on the side. If anyone has grown this plant I would like to know what I am in for long term and any suggestions on care. I have already removed the reverts and am preparing them for planting in a couple weeks. What will the reverts I cut off grow in to? Are the reverts pretty much the inermis penis form forever? Now that I have taken away the reverts will the crest continue to crest or will it fight me and keep trying to go normal? Can I try to graft it on my Opuntia ficus-indica? Are there any example photos of new crested growth and where it continues to grow from? Any suggestions I am forgetting or don't know of would be appreciated. I spent more money than I could afford to get this and I want to get the best out of it.
Been a while since I posted on here, but thought that this was definitely worth sharing. I was visiting my folks house in the country a few weeks ago and though I grew up in that town, somehow I never noticed this one house with an epic cactus garden. I left a note on the door about my interest in cactus plants and asked if I could come around one day and have a look at the garden. I got a phone call and was told I was most welcome. A little old lady and her husband had been collecting cactus plants for the last thirty or forty years. They'd gotten most of their plants from a mail order company in South Australia. They were kind enough to give me a bunch of cuttings of all sorts of different types. I returned the favour the next day with a small box of different trich cuttings, which I have no doubt they'll look after and hopefully will one day be as big as the scops they've got all around their place. Note- would have been very easy to just break off some branches in the middle of the night, but that's just not the way to do things. In my experience 100% of the people I've approached for cuttings have been very generous and in one case told me I could take the whole thing. It's always better to ask permission, trade some cuttings of your own if you have them and develop a relationship with the owners, who knows, maybe one day they'll say I can have the lot. Anyway... thought I'd share some pics. I got a cutting of the massive scop, it's already taken root and looks like it will flower soon too. Remind me in a year or two and I'd be happy to send out cuttings or seeds if anyone is interested.