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How to deal with Achuma Pups? And make no more disastrous errors?
Phytolater posted a topic in Cacti & SucculentsHi, please don't laugh at the photos (I know you will!) I've been struggling for over 4 years trying to care for my cacti, they're still alive (just) and it's still my first attempt. I had done my research before purchasing seeds but obviously hadn't read enough as my cacti soon began shrinking in the poor soil. It was diagnosed as a lighting problem, but a new system didn't help much. Eventually I changed the soil and they expanded like a dry sponge in water (well not quite that fast!). Much later, when they were doing well, I dropped the poor things on their heads when the tray I was carrying went arse over tit. Amazingly they survived the fall, but leaned, lurched and etiolated. Eventually they were so thin, I thought they'd die if I took cuttings and dried them out even more (and I was afraid of them getting infected from the cut). Since they were doing so badly in the tent, I moved them to the window. I figured since they were horizontal, they might be able to take root in the neighbouring pots. Another fail, lol! BUT it looks like maybe a second chance as pups are appearing!!! It was a complete surprise when I discovered the first two just before xmas. If I leave them alone, will they survive? If I have to separate them, how best to do it? It would be a nice change to have some success!
I have questions about trichocereus bridgesii crested cristata monstrose.
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.