Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Help me decide which cactus I should buy

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
May 7, 2016 12:08 AM CST
I have a choice at buying one of these.
Some factors I have to include are that I'm using these for breeding stock, the amount of sunlight they can tolerate, and that my dream cactus is pure yellow but the one I had died not able to handle the light here.

The half yellow half green is closest to my dream color, I'm worried being it's mostly yellow it might get sunburn easily and Rot, or that with time it might turn green from proper care.

The tricolor cactus has a lot of yellow but enough green it shouldn't burn and even splashes of red which is nice.

I don't know which to pick, Mabye you can help me decide?
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 7, 2016 5:39 AM CST
Why not buy both? Gene
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
May 7, 2016 10:09 AM CST
gasrocks said:Why not buy both? Gene


I only can have one.
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gasrocks
May 7, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Flip a coin. You need to decide. I doubt anyone else can do that for you. Gene
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plantmanager
May 7, 2016 11:11 AM CST
If I had to choose, I love the tri-colored one. I've never had any like this.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
May 7, 2016 1:47 PM CST
gasrocks said:Flip a coin. You need to decide. I doubt anyone else can do that for you. Gene


Given my reasons for liking both, people's opinions will help me lean towards one over the other.
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Esperanza
May 7, 2016 3:55 PM CST
I like the second one Keith. The red splashes are a nice addition.
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 7, 2016 9:21 PM CST
Interesting looking cacti..but I find it looks sick to my eyes..sorry, cannot recommend either, but that is just my own preference, I prefer green, lively looking ones.
So it will be up to you in the end.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
May 7, 2016 11:01 PM CST
I decided on the tri color cactus, it had a higher value apparently so that told me to go for it!
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kniphofia
May 8, 2016 1:03 AM CST
It will be interesting to see if it can survive on it's own without being grafted as there isn't much chlorophyll there.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
May 8, 2016 9:59 AM CST
kniphofia said:It will be interesting to see if it can survive on it's own without being grafted as there isn't much chlorophyll there.


It's on it's own roots and yes it will be fine I've had one similar before that did fantastic

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