Post your largest cactus!

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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Licespray » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:58 pm

Terry S. wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:39 am
Haven't you heard of Euphorbia cactus?
And then there is Neobuxbaumia euphorbioides.

I’ll try and get a picture of my largest when I get home from work tommorow. It’s Pachycereus marginatus (although this may be a stenocereus now?). It was a large cutting and I had it in a broken bucket with a few inches of dirt and a shady location for over 12 months...it didn’t like that.

Now it’s in the soil and starting to grow a bit faster. Producing spines again which it didn’t during the above conditions. I’m not too concerned about the stretching because most people won’t really care here and when it’s got multiple stems most wont notice.

Other than the above plant there’s a Opuntia ficus-indica they has 4 pads. Slowly growing, hasn’t done much in awhile but it’s winter here now.
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Tony R » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:58 pm

Licespray wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Other than the above plant there’s a Opuntia ficus-indica they has 4 pads. Slowly growing, hasn’t done much in awhile but it’s winter here now.
This was my Opuntia robusta (some of you have seen it already) before it got the chop a couple of years ago:

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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by NorfolkExotics » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:07 pm

I really can't hold a candle to the above offerings considering the criminal absence of cacti in my collection but here goes anyway:

Largest by mass would have to be this Ferocactus pilosus (note to self: should have taken a photo when the flowers were still open...).
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Largest by height = Pachycereus pringlei
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Paul in Essex » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:37 pm

I think I'll abstain! :grin:
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Licespray » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:39 pm

Love the P. Pringlei! Can’t wait for mine to get that size - they’re only about an inch tall at the moment. How old is your plant?


Come on, Paul!
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Paul in Essex » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:45 pm

If you insist... :) Pic from last summer.
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Herts Mike » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:57 pm

That is an easy winner Paul!
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Tina » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:02 pm

Don't know how he is going to get a big enough box to post that :roll: :lol:
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Patrick » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:35 pm

is paul very small or the plant very big? :wink:
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Tina » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:38 pm

Nah he's just good at photo shop
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