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Love to know what this is...not a "Bunnings" for sure!

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Just purchased this recently...and would love to have a positive I.D. Thinking maybe a macrogonus?

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Thanks.

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Hey man,

I am only a cacti noob :blush: but that looks a lot like my Macrogonus, only mine has 8 sides - it doesn't look like yours has that many sides?

Maybe this one is a Peruvianus?

Edited by Pelinster

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sexy

let me know if there are any more

whoever buys for my bunnings obviously sucks....

not even a penis plant to be seen in years

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Yeah rev same up here, altho at kmart who are also supplied by hamiltons, yesterday I got a small san pedro and a "trichocereus speices"

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They must be migrating North! Local Bunnings here is also stocking "Spike". Do I remember correctly someone saying that the Trichocereus spp. grown by Hamiltons ie "Spike" were KK242? (obviously not the pictured specimen).

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Do I remember correctly someone saying that the Trichocereus spp. grown by Hamiltons ie "Spike" were KK242? (obviously not the pictured specimen).

I thought "Spike" was a T. spachianus...

Althought the picture on the tag would lead you to believe that it was in fact not a cactus at all but an echidna.

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i think they use the name "spike" for more than one species of trichocereus.

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I have seen the "spike" label on a whole range of different cacti.

and if i see one more scop at the local kmart and bunnings i think i will have a breakdown. That is all they ever freakin have from the tricho family.

Most of my good finds have come from small nurseries and they are usually in better health than their bunnings and kmart counterparts.

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Well I guess our expectations of Bunnings and Hamiltons as to being botanically astute may be a bit too high! lol

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and if i see one more scop at the local kmart and bunnings i think i will have a breakdown.

haha, i have seen a few as well but it wouldn't hurt to see a few more. I love scopulicola as far as appearance, hardiness and minimal spination in concerned.

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Well I guess our expectations of Bunnings and Hamiltons as to being botanically astute may be a bit too high! lol

I don't know about Hamiltons, but around here you'd be lucky to get a Bunnings staff member who understands what 'botanically astute' means :rolleyes:.

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they arent to bad here

the woman who runs the nursery knows here stuff

but she is fairly much limited by head office as t what comes and what doesnt

personally i love 'spike'

when i want fun i buy spike

spike is generic trichocereus

i have funky things allied to T werdermannianus from 'spike'

its a reallly fun mystery to find out one day what they really are

when i want something i will approach a specialist grower or grow from seed myself

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:ana: waaaaaaaa, I wanna live on the east coast.

Us westies can't get trichs from any shops anywhere

...btw has anyone seen the black spined trich at Fraser's?

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I,ve bought some of bunnings cacti so far I,ve found

what I beleive is T.spachianus,T.huashca?and T.bridgessii

and a spike that I dont think is a spachianus,its a bit small

to tell.One day I,ll get pictures and post them here.

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I don't know about Hamiltons, but around here you'd be lucky to get a Bunnings staff member who understands what 'botanically astute' means :rolleyes:.

OI! :angry:

some do! :blush:

:P

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and hamiltons send their reps in to fill up the stand, we can't pick and choose what the bring in. believe me i've tried! the reps are friendly but appear to have no clue about the identity of their stock.

on one occasion i subtly asked if they knew what type of cacti i was holding (it was a particularly rude looking TBM).

"its a cactus" was as far as we got :rolleyes:

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OI! :angry:

some do! :blush:

Haha! The exception to the rule is Alice of course.

How are the Cacti going mate??

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OI! :angry:

some do! :blush:

:P

:blush:

My apologies. No doubt you're not the only one.

I think the issue is probably a population thing - there just isn't enough people here to create a specialised market for cacti. There is really only one quality C&S nursery in the Perth metro area, and that's using a generous definition of 'metro'. Bunnings cater to the lowest common denominator so I don't really expect much else.

And if the cactus suppliers' staff don't know what they're talking about - well, I guess you can't blame the retailers...

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haha, all good creach :lol: , bunnings management would benefit greatly by hiring more qualified horticulturist in their nurseries, rather than 15y.o. stoners armed with watering cans and an apron full of doritos :rolleyes:

we do get the occasional surprise tho, i've picked up a bunch of good things recently. the spillanthes "peek-a-boo groundcover" keeps me drooling all day.... :drool:

Trip> yeah mate cacti going good, still not in the ground yet but come sept in they go! gonna pull out your leonotis (its taken over my house!) and plant 10-15 cacti in its place, then spread the others out all over the yard, looking for that sweet spot in the soil!

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