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Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Hi, I have a few different Cacti that I have collected over the past few years from various car boots and stalls etc and I just wanted to know if anyone could name the type of cacti I have as I am interested in knowing more about the special requirements for each of them. So I am asking any cacti enthusiasts (if there are any) to help me!

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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 2, 2016 1:33 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA

#1 not sure
#2 Mammillaria
#3 Parodia
Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 3:13 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome! to NGA

#1 not sure
#2 Mammillaria
#3 Parodia


Thank you!!! Number one is the only one I think I know which it is a Echinocactus Grusoni! Thank you!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 2, 2016 3:21 PM CST
Welcome!

I think you're right about the first one. That is what I was guessing, but mine are all a lot older and a slightly different shape.
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Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 3:32 PM CST
plantmanager said: Welcome!

I think you're right about the first one. That is what I was guessing, but mine are all a lot older and a slightly different shape.


Yes this one is only a few years old, I've had it for a year or so and it wasn quite a bit smaller when I bought it so I don't think it's very old. Thank you!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 2, 2016 4:06 PM CST
spidercactikim said:

Yes this one is only a few years old, I've had it for a year or so and it wasn quite a bit smaller when I bought it so I don't think it's very old. Thank you!

Welcome!
It should grow fairly quickly for you if you have some good light for it. In Arizona I have them all planted outdoors, but in NM where I live it's too cold in winter. I bring them inside and they do fine in my west facing windows.
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Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 3, 2016 1:07 AM CST
plantmanager said:
Welcome!
It should grow fairly quickly for you if you have some good light for it. In Arizona I have them all planted outdoors, but in NM where I live it's too cold in winter. I bring them inside and they do fine in my west facing windows.

It's definitely not warm enough here in England for them to be outdoors! Thank you for
Your help :)
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 3, 2016 8:55 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
May 3, 2016 11:07 AM CST
My thought for #1 was Echinocactus Grusonii but the color and shape caused me to hesitate. All that English fog must have caused it to be pale. Smiling

They all look like they are doing well. The Parodia are always good indicators of light quality. They wiggle and bend in new directions in a matter of days (I've had them fall right out of pots) but the fact that your new growth is bigger is good.

Daisy
Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 3, 2016 1:59 PM CST
DaisyI said:My thought for #1 was Echinocactus Grusonii but the color and shape caused me to hesitate. All that English fog must have caused it to be pale. Smiling

They all look like they are doing well. The Parodia are always good indicators of light quality. They wiggle and bend in new directions in a matter of days (I've had them fall right out of pots) but the fact that your new growth is bigger is good.

Daisy

The parodia drives me crazy! Constantly turning it around so it doesn't bend right over! Thank you :)

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