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Jan 10, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Name: Jeff Green
Brunswick Georgia (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Georgia
hello my name is Jeff green
I,m new here so i thought i would post some pics of my small cacti collection
I live in Brunswick Georgia. zone 8b we have wild prickly pear growing all over around here .I first got into cacti when i bought a cactus for my wife around a year ago and have since bought five more .

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"ming thing"


pilocereus glaucescens


rebutia muscula

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Mammillaria nivosa cactus and Opuntia microdasys

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pricly pear optuna
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Jan 10, 2014 7:09 PM CST

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Welcome! Jeff! We love seeing pictures of people's collections. Thumbs up
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Jan 10, 2014 9:10 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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@jeffgreen Welcome and thanks for sharing the photos.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jan 10, 2014 9:34 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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The "ming thing" looked most interesting...and...WELCOME, JEFF ! I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 11, 2014 2:02 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Welcome, Jeff. Great collection. Your cacti are most interesting.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Jan 11, 2014 12:43 PM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

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I agree Welcome!
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Jan 11, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Name: Tara
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Welcome! I agree Great collection! I especially love the rebutia muscula! Thumbs up
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Jan 11, 2014 4:23 PM CST
Name: Jeff Green
Brunswick Georgia (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Georgia
thanks for the warm welcome everyone .
the Ming Thing is a very attractive monstrose form of Cereus forbesii.
and the rebutia muscula is my wifes favorite one of the bunch . hopefully it will grow to be as nice as some i have seen online with the
big orange flowers such as this one

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Jan 11, 2014 4:43 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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@jeffgreen
I was wondering if you will be re-planting these into unglazed clay pots?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jan 11, 2014 10:30 PM CST
Name: Jeff Green
Brunswick Georgia (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Georgia
yes i do . just as soon as the weather breaks they will be getting their own terracotta pots that i had strawberries in .
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Jan 12, 2014 5:15 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Welcome! Jeff.

Just a quick question @Greene. I too have some cactus plants including Ming Thing, but they are still in plastic pots. Should they be repotted into terracotta pots? Should all cactus be in terracotta pots? Just wondering about your question to Jeff. Can't you tell, I'm a newbie to cactus?
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Jan 12, 2014 7:14 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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@Deebie - Sorry, I am no cactus expert. My daughter has a ton of them and each one I gift to her she immediately repots into unglazed terracotta pots. (Now I even gift the pots to her.) All her plants look healthy so I guess the clay is better than plastic. Let's wait for some cactus experts to chime in - there should be one along soon who knows more than I do.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jan 12, 2014 7:29 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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I'm no expert but have a couple of remarks... I see pros and cons to the terra cotta and plastic used for any plants.
Unglazed terra cotta is porous and I imagine that the soil would dry out faster. Plastic would retain water longer. Terra cotta is heaver and thus harder to move around if you have lots of them and want to rotate or move your pots. Terra cotta has that certain look that plastic doesn't but plastic is lighter to move around and doesn't break when tipped over (which I find happens a lot to some cacti as they reach some height and top heaviness). There's always the nice aesthetics with pots that all match somewhat in material...
I think depending on the collector's preferences and priorities, the choice would be dictated by those factors.
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Jan 12, 2014 11:04 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
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I agree with Bev. Terracotta is nice because it dries quickly, and in humid climates or for those of us who chronically over-water our succulents, it can be a life saver. Now for me, who has humidity levels typically in the teens, it means a lot of extra watering. But that's an unusual case. I waterproof all of my terracotta pots, for that reason and that unless they are really well made (not typical) they tend to have a kinda short lifespan, especially if they are watered a lot.

But the color against green... mmmmm....

Oh, and WELCOME Jeff - watch out for those glochids on your O. microdasys - I can't believe they're popularly known as bunny ears - more like shark's teeth, lol...
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Jan 13, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Thanks, Greene and Sheryl. I tip my hat to you. In the spring, I will be transferring my cactus' to terracotta pots. I do live in a humid climate and yes, I have been known to overwater plants.
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Jan 14, 2014 11:05 PM CST
Name: Jeff Green
Brunswick Georgia (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Georgia
bought three more cactus Whistling

Pilosocereus pachycladus

Euphorbia lactea . a species of spurge native to tropical Asia, mainly in India. It is an erect shrub growing up to 5 m tall, with succulent branches 3–5 cm diameter, ridged, with a triangular or rhombic cross-section; the ridges are spiny, with short spines up to 5 mm long. The leaves are minute, and soon deciduous. All parts of the plant contain a poisonous milky latex.

Echinocactus grusonii "Golden barrel cactus"
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Jan 14, 2014 11:24 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Handsome specimens! Smiling Enjoy!
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Jan 15, 2014 4:00 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Oh yes, you're hooked. Great collection you've got going, Jeff.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Jan 15, 2014 4:34 AM CST

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I agree
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Jan 15, 2014 4:41 PM CST
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I agree and watching.

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