Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: My collection (its growing)

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Decided to take pics today of my cactus babies
This one had a long dried out stem about 22 inches tall, I did surgery on it, now it is 5 inches, still no roots but I'm hoping!
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This is a pot of mixed cactus
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New baby popping out and it looks like I'll get more soon!
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Individual plants
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They are all suddenly looking really healthy and nice!
I tip my hat to you.

Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 5:09 PM CST
You're a good cacti and succulent daddy, Greg!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Thanks Karen, again, I really have to remember to not over water! They seem happy right now and thats exciting! I've had a couple for several years now and that's exciting too! Thumbs up

Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 5:27 PM CST
It takes real restraint not to over water. I killed so much in the early days, but now have finally learned.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 5:34 PM CST
Feels like such a success huh!
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Absolutely!
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Name: Lucille
Texas
Lucillle
Oct 20, 2017 7:02 PM CST
gg5 said:
They are all suddenly looking really healthy and nice!
They do look healthy and great and those little babies are so cute!

Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Thanks Lucille! Thumbs up

Name: Benessa
Arkansas (Zone 6b)
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Akiraana
Oct 20, 2017 9:03 PM CST
Such a variety and they look great!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 9:46 PM CST
Thanks Benessa and Welcome! to NGA it is a great place to learn and share info and of course pics
Cheers
I tip my hat to you.

Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 21, 2017 3:04 PM CST
Nice growing, Greg, and in Washington; too.
For me, succulents have been the calculus of plant culture. After becoming less dangerous with succulents, the ones who survived are looking pretty good. But I am not ready for cacti. It would be inhumane.
Name: Lucille
Texas
Lucillle
Oct 21, 2017 3:56 PM CST
lauriebasler said:inhumane.

Right about now a lot of places including Walmart are putting lots of plants on their sale table to clear space for Christmas stuff. I hate to think of what happens to them if they are not sold, but I suspect they would not be celebrating Thanksgiving.
Why not rescue a little cactus or two off the sale table, and even if they have to hang on while you are negotiating a learning curve, at least they are not in the trash compacter.

Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 21, 2017 5:56 PM CST
Laurie it is a learning curve, fast draining soil is a must!
I agree with Lucille experimenting using cheap plants that are less important to you can be good... Repotting as soon as you get them home is mandatory! Keeping the pot near the same size but replacing the soil will help. Once our temperatures go into the 40s I water only a little bit every two or three weeks...i have most of mine in my windowsills
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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Oct 21, 2017 9:02 PM CST
Wow Greg- I had no idea what you are up to down there in the city, I thought you were just working on the yard and streambank!
So impressive.
I do have to share with you- my first thought when seeing the decorative orange burlap pot wrap in that photo was- "Greg has to knit sweaters for his cacti because it is so cold and gloomy and rainy here now!"
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Oct 22, 2017 11:36 PM CST
Pistil said:"Greg has to knit sweaters for his cacti because it is so cold and gloomy and rainy here now!"

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Good idea! I crochet so that could happen
Hilarious!
Thank you Mary, it has been good figuring out how to grow
these plants!
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I tip my hat to you.

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