Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Two Big Scores yesterday...

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 21, 2012 10:35 AM CST
I went to a cactus sale yesterday afternoon, spur of the moment, after much bargaining and haggling I made two big scores on some rare cactus, that I've been wanting for some time. These are not very big plants, the monstrose is about 12 inches, and the Azureus is just 6 inches, but I love their wonderful blue color. They are native to Brazil, and can be difficult to get.

Pilosocereus Azureus
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Pilosocereus pachycladus monstrose
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Feb 21, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Love that second one, the shape is great. I can see where it got it's name. The color is fabulous too.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 21, 2012 1:44 PM CST
beautiful!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 21, 2012 2:11 PM CST
Oh my gosh ... love both of those, Alan ... but especially the top one. Green Grin! Thumbs up
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 23, 2012 2:59 AM CST
Wow, I have serious zone envy! Drooling Beautiful!
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Stush2019
Feb 23, 2012 10:50 AM CST
Chris, welcome to my world. I'm in zone 6. I can't imagine what to do in zone 4. Even a green house would be expensive to operate. I guess we just fill up our window space.
Stush
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 10:59 AM CST
Stush, move to a different zone is the solution ;)

























Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Feb 23, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Alan,
Any places for sale in your area? Some place close so I can sneak in at night and take some samples. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 23, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Arizona, as you know was the hardest hit by this recession. There are more homes than you can possibly imagine, and at awesome prices.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Chandler_AZ...

























Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 23, 2012 11:11 AM CST
Stush, my dad is in the process of building me another plant stand so I can get more succulents in the house! Hurray! Hurray!
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Stush2019
Feb 23, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Alan,
I was down Clearwater Florida this past November. (where the cactus seeds came form) and there are places going for as little as $500 nicely furnished. The lease on the lot is $5000 a year. Still very affordable for us. That includs the club house with heated pool. I would love to live there as my friend does but not when the grandkids are all up here in the frozen north. They live there 6 to 8 months a year then return here in summer. Nice. They invite us every year to come down for a week or so.
Stush

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