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May 12, 2020 6:00 PM CST
Las Vegas, NV
Our father in law is asking us to remove these two cacti (long skinny and wider one) but we have no idea how to properly remove and replant. Could you kindly help us identify them? We live in Las Vegas, NV. Thank you.
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May 12, 2020 7:51 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Carefully? Smiling

Remove and toss or remove and re-home?

Most of it is Crested Eve's Needle (Austrocylindropuntia subulata 'Cristata'). I'm not sure what the long skinny cactus is.
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May 12, 2020 8:32 PM CST
Las Vegas, NV
Thank you so much! We have to remove the long skinny one per the HOA. Any suggestions on how to remove and safely replant elsewhere? 🙏🏻
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May 12, 2020 9:13 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I can't tell for sure but the long skinny one is laying on the ground. Its not neccessarily saveable. I would pull it out to see what's left then decide its fate.

Can the Eve's Needle stay? It won't get taller (just wider). It appears to have started in a pot. Its a really nice looking plant. It would be a shame to lose it.

What can an HOA have against cactus in Las Vegas?
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May 12, 2020 9:21 PM CST
Name: Baja
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Good question, Daisy.

The Eve's Needle has some normal (non-crested) growth which has the potential to get large and take over. You might want to prune and remove the cylindrical stems. That's a personal choice. Unless the HOA has a preference, of course. Smiling
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May 12, 2020 9:45 PM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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The thin one is pachycereus marginatus.
The other is a crested austrocylindropuntia subulata
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May 12, 2020 10:30 PM CST
Las Vegas, NV
You all have been so helpful! We will do our best to prune the wide one.

The HOA requires them both to be potted. However, my father in law purchased his place with the cactus as is, but was recently informed he has to remove or replant the skinny one.

Anyone have tips on how to replant it? If it beaks, will it grow?
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May 12, 2020 10:55 PM CST
Name: Stefan
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Just make sure its a clean cut if and when it breaks.
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