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Hi all just wanted to get an ID on this one I picked up at local markets for $10 also any tips on keeping them happy in Perth ? sun/water/soil etc

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Guest Mexicali

Hey man,

I don't know much about dicks (columnar cacti), but it looks like a Pachanoi :)

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my dialup is bloody slow today so only got half the pic...is it about 40cm or so? Geeze good find for $10.

There is heaps of information about growing them, UTSE.

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Nice Trichocereus pachanoi. I would give it a sunny yet sheltered position and go easy on water at this time of year. You could always plant it in the garden in spring.

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Nice Trichocereus pachanoi. I would give it a sunny yet sheltered position and go easy on water at this time of year. You could always plant it in the garden in spring.

Personally I'd plant it now. We've had all of about 100mm of rain all winter. If it's your only one and you're a bit precious maybe follow Prophets advice.

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good score for $10.

chuck it in the ground and minimise root damage in doing so.. A good free draining sandy/gravel based soil mix. UTFSE

Winter is a great time to plant provided its during a drier period.

Looks more like 1m then 40cm...

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good score for $10.

chuck it in the ground and minimise root damage in doing so.. A good free draining sandy/gravel based soil mix. UTFSE

Winter is a great time to plant provided its during a drier period.

Looks more like 1m then 40cm...

Do you not think that putting it in the ground or leaving it in it's pot in the rain over winter will be a problem?

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Do you not think that putting it in the ground or leaving it in it's pot in the rain over winter will be a problem?

Two things:

1. What rain?

2. No, it doesn't seem to be a problem unless the soil stays wet for a long time (weeks) and/or you are in a very cold place (<0°C).

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What local markets are you shopping at ;) Nice find for $10 bucks!

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What local markets are you shopping at ;) Nice find for $10 bucks!

The one on canning highway.

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