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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 15, 2017 7:37 PM CST
I was in need of some retail therapy so I stopped in to my local floral shop/nursery. Their main business is floral & plant arrangement FTD but they have a small green house that they pot up the extra plants from the arrangements. They never have names but I either know the plant or I have fun searching the name.

This one I had for 5 yrs and it died when I moved 10 yrs ago.. So I was happy to replace.
Pilosocereus pachycladus

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This one I had to research.
Stenocereus pruinosus
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Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
Oct 15, 2017 8:55 PM CST
Those are both great plants! However, both are not just a little bit, but a lot frost sensitive. Especially the Pilosocereus is from an area where it essentially never even gets close to freezing. So you will need to protect them from any kind of frost. Both also like a lot of light so if you end up wintering them indoors they need a bright south facing window or a growth light and very limited to no water if it gets cool where they are at night.

If given the opportunity these are both big plants. My pilosocereus pachycladus is going on 7 feet tall. Here in Arizona I make sure to protect its growth tip if the forecast goes near freezing and that works, but another Pilosocereus I forgot one year and even just dipping below freezing for an hour or so completely destroyed the plant's growth tip. It took two years to recover and now it has branched at the damaged spot.

So while great and beautiful plants, these take some special care in your neighborhood.

Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 15, 2017 10:17 PM CST
@mcvansoest most of the plants I grow do not grow in my neighborhood. Rolling on the floor laughing

Yes. I had it before for 5 yrs. It was growing so nice. I moved and things went crazy, I grow a lot of plants that are not for my zone. The cactus I keep in my sun room and they do not get any water. Sun room is a nice name but our winters we are 89% partly cloudy, partly sunny all winter the room certainly is not sunny.

The cactus are kept cool and dry in the winter and I am happy to oblige because I hate to water plants in the house.
Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Oct 16, 2017 6:30 AM CST
Cool looking specimens, Cinta. Thumbs up I love the markings on both of them. Lovey dubby
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 21, 2017 3:09 PM CST
They look like they are pretty big. Nice. It's nice to replace a plant we miss.

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