Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Cactus for a sunny window......

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 28, 2011 2:52 PM CST
I went to Home Depot and bought a few cactus for a sunny window. They looked like they had just came in and I was pleased that they had an ID on each. Common ones but OK for me. Hope the names are correct.
Mammillaria mystax

Thumb of 2011-10-28/Paul2032/d41f97 Mammillaria hahniana

Notocactus magnificus....other references call it Parodia magnifica

Thumb of 2011-10-28/Paul2032/0b5617 Mammillaria spinosissiima

Mammillaria pilcayensi

Thumb of 2011-10-28/Paul2032/40b2b3 Rebutia albipilosa

Mammillaria bocosana
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 28, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Hey - nice haul! All the cacti and succulents at our Home Depot say 'misc. houseplant' or some such thing on it. Sad
But I got lucky at Lowe's today - check out my thread on Euphorbias.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Oct 31, 2011 3:56 AM CST
Rebutia albipilosa is unusual - at least for me. I like it! Nothing ever looks healthy at our Lowe's. I think they have a policy to try to kill them before they bring them into the store! Hilarious!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 31, 2011 4:03 AM CST
Chris, it used to be that way here too, all I can say is they must have a different outdoor manager because things looked a lot better this time around. Plus, I received exceptional customer service on two occasions!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 31, 2011 4:15 PM CST
Hurray! Glad to hear they're improving! It's such a shame to see all those poor plants in such sad condition.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 10, 2012 8:48 AM CST
You know, I was surprised when I went to Home Depot and bought those Succulents a couple of weeks ago. They actually had them all labelled. Could it be they are finally listening to the customer?

























Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 10, 2012 8:53 AM CST
BTW, if everyone thanked them, maybe, just maybe they would make more of an effort to label the houseplants too =) Send them a thank you for labelling :)

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 10, 2012 9:05 AM CST
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NJBob
Jan 10, 2012 8:38 PM CST
It seems to go with the individual stores . The Lowes by me has a very good garden center , the Home Depot is sad. Yet another 1/2 hour away the Home Depot is much better then the Lowes.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 11, 2012 2:39 AM CST
I agree. I think the garden shop manager has a lot to do with how well the garden shop is run. We have one store here in Chandler that is impeccable. The manager is all about colors, how they are displayed, brings in plants most HD's in the valley don't carry, and has a incredible selection of pots. It's about 3 miles farther out than the one closest to me, but I choose to go there, because I like the way she takes care of her store.

























Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 30, 2012 8:25 PM CST
Here are two shots of cactus and one succulent in one of my sunny windows. I use the blinds to temper the sun.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2012 3:39 AM CST
They look pretty happy in their nice home Paul. Did you drill the holes in the sides of the terra cotta pots? If so, do you use a special bit?
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 31, 2012 4:07 AM CST
I bought the round pots at Home Depot and the six-sided pots at a local nursery. Both kinds already had the side holes. I love the look of cactus in terra cotta.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 31, 2012 4:25 AM CST
I agree Cactus and terra cotta are just natural together. Nice cacti.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 31, 2012 7:24 AM CST
Yep, i like how you displayed those...really kewl!!

























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