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Just an appreciation post

Cereus Forbesii var Spiralis.....beautiful!

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incredible!

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Are we able to import seeds for a plant like this? Some on Ebay but in the US.

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Are we able to import seeds for a plant like this? Some on Ebay but in the US.

 

this has to be in australia somewhere

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I have this sudden urge to go and find 2 marbles to race down the branches.

 

haha i thought the same thing but a micro machine :P

EDIT. damn! that link you provided Alice is all sold out :( oh well the hunt continues

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It's sold out but the ad is only a few weeks old, chances are he still has seed. Who ever sells the last of their stash?

I'd enquire myself if it were cuttings but I'm too impatient to grow cacti from seed.

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Yeah thats a nice cultivar thats been around for ages. You can get it on ebay but im not sure if its thats common on the australian one too. In germany, a small tip cutting worth around 50 Au bucks.

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spiral cactus

This is one in the koehres kaktus picture gallery. I would love to get a hold of any form of spiraling cacti !!!!

Its the bottom cacti photo ! (Gymnocalycium vatteri var spiralis.-.-.02)

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Holy crap! That plant is absolutely stunning. :D

I would seriously love to grow it.

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seeds are usually very hard to come by, ive been searching for years and scored some this year from ebay but alas none germinated.....so far

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you would have no prob bringing seed into aus

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I've been looking for a while and haven't really seen many for sale. And even when I have seen them they have been pretty expensive. But I'll let everyone know if I find a good source.

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you would have no prob bringing seed into aus

 

absolutely correct mine came in fine, it's just that not many seeds are offered for sale mainly plants that i've noticed and nothing from Australia.

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just because no one is selling it in aus doesnt mean its not in aus. im pretty sure there is some in aus

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Seeds on ebay now!.... just bought 30. There were at least 70 left at the time of purchase.

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to a lizard or a small mammal that would be a spiral mountain

imo stuff like this is what makes the Corroboree gold, no politics, just bitchin cacti

 

B)

 

 

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Seeds on ebay now!.... just bought 30. There were at least 70 left at the time of purchase.

 

i cant find any cereus seeds on e bay

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is the spiral gene genetic? im not sure, but i would seriously doubt it..if it was it would be a dime a dozen plant by now. that said normal cereus will do this. I saw a spiral Cereus about 60km from the nearest village in Myanmar this trip. just chilling amongst its normal looking brethren. especially in cereus, it can just happen. check those huge stands of wild cereus if you really dont have it in aus.

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spiral cactus

This is one in the koehres kaktus picture gallery. I would love to get a hold of any form of spiraling cacti !!!!

Its the bottom cacti photo ! (Gymnocalycium vatteri var spiralis.-.-.02)

 

Thats an amazing looking plant. Made me think of a Peacock, but also a Marshmallow for some reason :blink:

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I really doubt that the spiraling would be passed down if you grow them from seed. Would love to hear first hand experiences though. Im pretty sure one of the reasons this cultivar is more expensive as others is because it needs to be propagated by cuttings. bye Eg

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