Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Plant rescues from home depot

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 7, 2016 8:18 PM CST
On Friday of last week I went to home depot and got 2 new cactus rescues a opunia microdasys albata and a peanut cactus hybrid

Both were in too small of pots and had fake flowers glued to them I reported them and carefully peeled the flowers off I watered both a little and placed into the direct lighting of my grow lamp a sunleaves 5000 lumen 4 foot strip light
Decatur, Georgia (Zone 7a)
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helenchild
Feb 8, 2016 11:17 AM CST
Well done and good luck. Cactus are pretty tough and should respond to your treatment. Any pictures?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 8, 2016 1:34 PM CST
Glueing straw flowers to cactus heads is the #2 most noxious thing you can do to cactus. #1 is spray paint. Luckily, cactus are so waxy that the flowers come off pretty easily. Paint, on the other hand... I'm not sure why those plants even survive as synthesizing through paint may be tough.

Good luck with your new plants.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 8, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Always fun to rescue a plant! Glad you have removed those poor marketing gimmickry on the plants safely.

Have fun with the plants!
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 8, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Thanks yeah it was a miracle that I didn't harm the opunia cactus I did Tear the peanut cactus a bit but the damage is minimal
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 8, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Next time, wait for the cactus to boot that puppy right off his head. They will in a month or so. If the glue is in the spines, use some scissors to snip the spine off.

Daisy
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 8, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Yeah I'm glad its doing as well as it is peanut cacti are fun


The opunia genis is fun too weather or not they make real flowers is doubtful but as least they should grow bigger I don't know if consistently warm days and night would help it bloom
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 8, 2016 10:02 PM CST
My peanut cacti blooms from late Spring to late Fall on and off, as long as it gets direct sun and gets watered very well then allowed to dry.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 9, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Cool hope mine blooms one day
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 13, 2016 3:31 PM CST
Update on the cactus rescues and some new additions

This time I went to bachmens they didn't put flowers on the cacti


The opunia bunny ears i rescued is coming out of dormancy I saw new green dots on the top of the pads and the peanut cactus has red on its area where the spines come out I don't know if this is good or bad it could be new growth

I brought a barral cactus juvenile echinocactus grusonii and old man of the Andes oreocereus celsianus do you guys know anything about these cacti
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 4, 2016 7:32 PM CST
I'm the worst: whenever I go I often rip some of the flowers off it angers me so much. Haha whoops. Angel

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