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Born2Bloom
Sep 4, 2020 5:31 PM CST
Hello everyone, help a guy out? I've used all my resources to try and locate just *what* this little guy is and I can't figure it out! I'm doing a FULL soil change for all my plants and want to put everyone in what will serve them best and need to know what this guy is to do just that. I got him from my local Lowe's here in Utah. Thank you for ANY and ALL help!!

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 4, 2020 6:16 PM CST
Its a seedling so an ID might be difficult but it reminds me of Cereus Peruvianus Monstrose. It doesn't need a new pot, maybe in a year or so.
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Name: Sc
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Born2Bloom
Sep 4, 2020 7:37 PM CST
DaisyI said:Its a seedling so an ID might be difficult but it reminds me of Cereus Peruvianus Monstrose. It doesn't need a new pot, maybe in a year or so.


Thank you for your reply! I'll put that down as what this guy might be, I really appreciate it! I'll be keeping it in this pot, just changing out the soil! Smiling
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skopjecollection
Sep 4, 2020 8:45 PM CST
Stenocereus pruinosus. Sadly its been battered....and ugly.
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mcvansoest
Sep 4, 2020 8:52 PM CST
What is ugly about it? It looks perfectly fine to me...
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Sep 4, 2020 8:54 PM CST
I agree. It looks fine!
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Sep 4, 2020 8:55 PM CST
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Hallow
Sep 5, 2020 1:24 AM CST
mcvansoest said:What is ugly about it? It looks perfectly fine to me...
the nature of the plant is to grow mutated and weird. It's not bad it's why people buy them. I have a nice sized one myself. Maybe that's why some people think it looks beat up. In time they do get huge. Beyond our lifetime for your plant. Don't worry, It looks good

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Rockcozy
Sep 5, 2020 6:45 AM CST
Ha ha it's actually hard to believe that somebody called a cactus "ugly" in this forum. I assume it was meant lovingly???
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skopjecollection
Sep 5, 2020 7:03 AM CST
Rockcozy said:Ha ha it's actually hard to believe that somebody called a cactus "ugly" in this forum. I assume it was meant lovingly???


Ive never been under the impression that they are pretty. The spines are a necessity, and their shapes are interesting....but sadly, their purpose is not to appeal to the eyes, but to do their function(store water, make shade and fend off predators). A lot of them can be summed up as a "spiny mess". Flowers are what you call lovingly, but when does a cactus flower all the time?
As for this particular specimen....well, for one, its under watered during growth season/spurt(unless you advocate plant anorexia) and 2....its growth tip is pointing sideways. Sadly thats a deformity that leads to a certain ....condition the plant could develop that youre all too familiar with.
Given the OP's zone, its probably difficult to provide good conditions, and would result in inevitable loss of health on the plants part.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 5, 2020 10:13 AM CST
Rockcozy said:Ha ha it's actually hard to believe that somebody called a cactus "ugly" in this forum. I assume it was meant lovingly???


Stefan describes any cactus he has failed to grow by any number of 'lovingly' names: ugly, boring, common, a waste of time, ...

skopjecollection said:
Ive never been under the impression that they are pretty. The spines are a necessity, and their shapes are interesting....but sadly, their purpose is not to appeal to the eyes, but to do their function(store water, make shade and fend off predators). A lot of them can be summed up as a "spiny mess".


Now you have described every cactus in the world.

skopjecollection said:
Flowers are what you call lovingly, but when does a cactus flower all the time?


A few with plastic or straw flowers growing on their heads have been in bloom for years.

skopjecollection said:
As for this particular specimen....well, for one, its under watered during growth season/spurt(unless you advocate plant anorexia) and 2....its growth tip is pointing sideways. Sadly thats a deformity that leads to a certain ....condition the plant could develop that youre all too familiar with.
Given the OP's zone, its probably difficult to provide good conditions, and would result in inevitable loss of health on the plants part.


Now you're just being mean. That sideways bump is why I suggested it is Cereus Peruvianus Monstrose. Its just a seedling and it looks fine, really!

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skopjecollection
Sep 5, 2020 10:29 AM CST
Cutting of stenocereus. What I deem failed to grow is usually something has a tendency to croak and etiolated. I consider plants that ive grown successfully, but have failed to provide feasible results, mainly
-neoraimondia
-most opuntias
-Echinocactus grusonii
-kalanchoe "bryophyllums"
-pilosocerei
As for failed, ive probably failed more than a few plants of nearly every genus in cultivation.
From agave to tephrocactus. I did get better at it though. But that doesnt make some plants any less boring.
And regarding the ones with nice appearance , they do exist. Exceptions however. Not the norm. Like how gymnocalycium mihanovicih/ friedrichii sticks out among its kin. Or the rebutia canigueralii and heliosa stick out among their very spiny cousins. Or the not-even-present in wholesale geohntionia....

Finally, its not a cereus, its an under watered poorly cared for stenocereus pruinosus(given the particular spine-per-areole arrangement on those not....beaten down) whose tip is growing sideways , likely due to a lack of light... i cant to anything to change that, other than to warn to prevent it to happen again.
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Name: Eric
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Hallow
Sep 5, 2020 10:30 AM CST
DaisyI said:

Stefan describes any cactus he has failed to grow by any number of 'lovingly' names: ugly, boring, common, a waste of time, ...



Now you have described every cactus in the world.



A few with plastic or straw flowers growing on their heads have been in bloom for years.



Now you're just being mean. That sideways bump is why I suggested it is Cereus Peruvianus Monstrose. Its just a seedling and it looks fine, really!



Was at a supermarket yesterday. I saw a plastic/rubber fake flower glued to a catus. They didn't even pretend to make it look real. That thing they glued on that poor catus should have been sold in the kitchen department as a pan scrubber. Now that made the catus ugly
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mcvansoest
Sep 5, 2020 12:30 PM CST
There is nothing mutated looking about that plant at all yet. It is a seedling developing ribs. I would hesitate at this point to conclude it is a cereus monstrose. I am more inclined to agree with Stefan that it is a Stenocereus. Time and a few more inches will tell.

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Sep 5, 2020 1:00 PM CST
Born2Bloom said:Hello everyone, help a guy out? I've used all my resources to try and locate just *what* this little guy is and I can't figure it out! I'm doing a FULL soil change for all my plants and want to put everyone in what will serve them best and need to know what this guy is to do just that. I got him from my local Lowe's here in Utah. Thank you for ANY and ALL help!!

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I am poor in identifying some succulents, but your plant is a nice looking cutie. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Just make that media grittier than that though, try to add much more perlite or pumice, protect the base of that plant.

bayliner9999
Sep 12, 2020 9:45 AM CST
[quote="Born2Bloom"]Hello everyone, help a guy out? I've used all my resources to try and locate just *what* this little guy is and I can't figure it out! I'm doing a FULL soil change for all my plants and want to put everyone in what will serve them best and need to know what this guy is to do just that. I got him from my local Lowe's here in Utah. Thank you for ANY and ALL help!!

Bishop's Cap Cactus
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bayliner9999
Sep 12, 2020 9:49 AM CST
Bishop's Cap Cactus
Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Sep 12, 2020 11:50 AM CST
Sorry, if you got that from the app, the app is wrong.
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Hallow
Sep 12, 2020 7:36 PM CST
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Here's my little guy, growing new ribs.

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A top of a plant almost the same. Only difference is it's a different color.


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This is what it will look like in a few years.

Here's a link for more information on the plant in question. https://shop.cacti.com/landsca...
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