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Name: cheapskate gardener
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hlutzow
Apr 13, 2020 6:42 AM CST

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So, my family bought me these two cacti to cheer me up yesterday. I'm so stoked. I could do without the glued-on straw flowers, but I'm so excited about the cacti underneath.

I believe the one on the right is Rebutia marsoneri and on the left is Gymnocalycium horstii.
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Apr 13, 2020 6:58 AM CST
Im thinking miniscula , not marsoneri.
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Name: cheapskate gardener
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hlutzow
Apr 13, 2020 11:15 AM CST
skopjecollection said:Im thinking miniscula , not marsoneri.


Thanks!

These are Costa Farms and thus are simply labeled 'Grafted Cactus'. I fail to see the graft. Glare Big growers are so helpful...
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skopjecollection
Apr 13, 2020 11:18 AM CST
hlutzow said:

Thanks!

These are Costa Farms and thus are simply labeled 'Grafted Cactus'. I fail to see the graft. Glare Big growers are so helpful...


You could check the rootball for grafts...
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hlutzow
Apr 13, 2020 12:52 PM CST
skopjecollection said:

You could check the rootball for grafts...


I didn't think of that. Will do.
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2020 11:39 AM CST
No, don't check the root balls!! Roots aren't grafted without some cactus body showing. That's just a typical 'Costa Farms don't know what I'm doing' labeling job. They have some beautiful plants but not a clue what they are. Sighing!

The cactus, as it grows, will kick the strawflowers off but, it may take a year or so. In the meantime, you can cut them off just above the glue so they aren't as noticeable.
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skopjecollection
Apr 14, 2020 12:30 PM CST
DaisyI said:No, don't check the root balls!! Roots aren't grafted without some cactus body showing. That's just a typical 'Costa Farms don't know what I'm doing' labeling job. They have some beautiful plants but not a clue what they are. Sighing!

The cactus, as it grows, will kick the strawflowers off but, it may take a year or so. In the meantime, you can cut them off just above the glue so they aren't as noticeable.


Actually, sometimes you can mask a good graft. Particularly, humifusa or pereskiopsis underground....
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hlutzow
Apr 14, 2020 1:41 PM CST
I figured I'd take a peek when I transplant them, which should be a couple weeks or so.

My assumption is that its just another fantastic Costa Farms labeling job. I was at the hardware store today and they had a couple shelves of Costa Farms mini succulents. The echeveria, jade, and cacti were all labeled 'Grafted Cactus'. Sighing!
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2020 2:33 PM CST
Why do you feel the need to transplant them? Those pots have plenty of room.
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hlutzow
Apr 14, 2020 2:46 PM CST
DaisyI said:Why do you feel the need to transplant them? Those pots have plenty of room.


I have another small cactus and I'm going to put all three in a planter together to make my life a little easier.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2020 4:28 PM CST
No, don't do that. Life will be harder, not easier. Its hard to make all the members of a community pot happy: More dirt to hold moisture longer, plants that grow at different rates and want different amounts of water, different light requirements....
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Name: Eric
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Hallow
Apr 14, 2020 6:50 PM CST
hlutzow said:

Thanks!

These are Costa Farms and thus are simply labeled 'Grafted Cactus'. I fail to see the graft. Glare Big growers are so helpful...

Hahaha, least there not painted bright colors or sprayed with glitter. Some have glued together stones in the pots for decoration. Those amaze me too. I only get those if there on the clearance rack. Plants sprayed with anything I stay away from. Glued flowers are easy to deal with.
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hlutzow
Apr 14, 2020 7:01 PM CST
Hallow said:
Hahaha, least there not painted bright colors or sprayed with glitter. Some have glued together stones in the pots for decoration. Those amaze me too. I only get those if there on the clearance rack. Plants sprayed with anything I stay away from. Glued flowers are easy to deal with.


I know, right? I don't even buy those on clearance.

@DaisyI I'll give it a try and leave them in their current pots. It can't hurt. I really don't want to lose these cacti due to my bumbling.
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skopjecollection
Apr 14, 2020 9:55 PM CST
Speaking of community pots: this is the only symbiosis ive seen work. Maybe the opuntia with disocactus but i cannot verify that.
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Name: Eric
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Hallow
Apr 14, 2020 10:46 PM CST
skopjecollection said:Speaking of community pots: this is the only symbiosis ive seen work. Maybe the opuntia with disocactus but i cannot verify that.
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I have a number of community pots. I just make sure they need the same care. There's actually some combos I use to tell me when to water. Like my big jade, I have smaller but faster growing plants in it that will dry out faster and show signs of stress before the jade will. With my Jade I had this group together for about 8 years and it seems to be working.

Thumb of 2020-04-15/Hallow/9dc6fa not sure what the small plant is. Just have to choose your plants wisely. Only if I had a heated greenhouse I wouldn't have to double and triple up plants. ....... I need a greenhouse.

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Name: Eric
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Apr 14, 2020 11:00 PM CST

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Like this plant, somehow it seems to find it's way into EVERY plant I have. And can't kill it. I've had the runaways of this plant looking like they were way past dead with a good watering within a day or 2 there happy as ever and making up for lost time. There a good companion plant if feel you need one
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mcvansoest
Apr 15, 2020 10:43 AM CST
Opuntia work with just about any other plant since they take so much abuse.

Community pots can work, but usually it takes a little trial and error to get to the right selection of plants... the trial and error can frequently involve deadly endings for the 'error' part though...
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