Southwest Gardening forum: Spruce Cone Cholla

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Glendale, Arizona
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HaroldS
Jun 6, 2010 9:09 PM CST
I've never had this bloom in a pot, but I put one in the ground and look what I found today:



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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 6, 2010 9:18 PM CST
Cool Harold! You all are making me think I like cactus...
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Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Jun 6, 2010 10:35 PM CST
If anyone wants some of that cactus, I have gobs and gobs, just come and get it. It's a great cactus - no spines! And those crystal-white flowers, I think they're amazing.
Glendale, Arizona
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HaroldS
Jun 7, 2010 10:44 AM CST
You would like this one Kelly. As Judy said, no needles. I too have some available. The joints fall off if brushed, and will root or can be stuck in the ground somewhere else. I put this one in the back so it seldom gets disturbed.
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Jun 7, 2010 12:10 PM CST
Looks like I need to go visitin'!
Glendale, Arizona
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HaroldS
Jun 7, 2010 12:51 PM CST
I just noticed, if you click to enlarge the picture, there is a wicked looking cactus on the left. But it is actually one of the so called paper spine cactus whose "spines" are "paper-like" so aren't wicked at all. I have several varieties of those in the ground and hoping they might put out some blooms too some day. They grow in fragile segments too and are easy to start new plants.
Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Jun 7, 2010 1:30 PM CST
Me, me, choose me, Mary!
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 7, 2010 1:33 PM CST
LOL - if you go visitin' one of these fine folks McP can you pick me up a little piece of that pretty cactus?
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Jun 7, 2010 4:51 PM CST
Hah Judy, we're overdue. Of course LocaChica......let me work on the schedule. I haven't been to Judy's ohana in a while. 'Bout time to visit and set a spell. Maggie needs to meet all the B's.
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 7, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Thanks McP... Mom and my 10 year old leave for Maine tonight and my youngest is in California with the other grandma, so I'll have a little more free time now!
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Jun 7, 2010 7:29 PM CST
Oh good, your froggie awaits.
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 7, 2010 8:28 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Jun 7, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Harold, I have some paper spines in pots and one is blooming with flowers very similar to the spruce cone.
Name: Kathi Soria
Goodyear, AZ

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KactusKathi
Jun 7, 2010 11:34 PM CST
Glad to see we are getting more people over to the dry side!

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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Jun 8, 2010 3:13 PM CST
I have this one too. No blooms yet . Kelly how did you get so lucky? I want to send mine some where!!
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Jun 8, 2010 3:39 PM CST
Get your relatives to move to another state then send the kiddos to visit!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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