Post your largest cactus!

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Post your largest cactus!

Post by Licespray » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:03 am

Come on guys and gals, post up a pick of your biggest plants. It’s raining for a delightful change so stuck inside and putting off doing uni haha.

Would love to see what’s around.
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Eric Williams » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:02 pm

I,ll post tomorrow my current biggy. My largest was an Euphorbia ingens, now residing in a local hotel, as at nearly seven foot high was threatening to go through the roof. Picture shows top half taken in its current location.
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by gerald » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:33 pm

My largest is a C strausii, probably about 10" hardly worth posting!
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Herts Mike » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:34 am

Don't want to be picky but a Euphorbia isn't a cactus....
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Terry S. » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:39 am

Haven't you heard of Euphorbia cactus?
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Eric Williams » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:55 am

It's my fault for not reading ops request correctly. What caught my eye was "show your plants". Missed the word cactus in title. Got to go to Specksavers lol.
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Eric Williams » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:11 pm

As promised, here is my "biggie" today. For contrast the self seeded interloper is four and a half inched diameter.
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. For info,this plant desperately needs re potting. It's too heavy to lift. Will need help post Covid 19. Cheers
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Herts Mike » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:07 pm

Can you get cheap plants at Specksavers?
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by Eric Williams » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Hi Mike, no plants , not even cheap glasses, the are all closed due to Covid.lol
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Re: Post your largest cactus!

Post by el48tel » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:25 pm

Eric Williams wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Hi Mike, no plants , not even cheap glasses, the are all closed due to Covid.lol
Boots Opticians are open again for existing clients!
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, and attempting hybridisation.
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