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by TheORKINMan
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good tasting Cacti
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Good tasting Cacti

Dragonfruit: H. undatus - Common red dragon fruit found in grocery stores, any others? Other main species of Dragonfruits: Hylocereus polyrhizus Hylocereus guatemalensis Selenicereus megalanthus, synonym Hylocereus megalanthus Then, there are many other hybrids. Have a look at this website: https:/...
by TheORKINMan
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good tasting Cacti
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Good tasting Cacti

I've been working on my growing from seed/buying plants collection of cacti with the hope of having some home grown fruit/nopales etc... in the future. Here's the list of what I've been able to accumulate so far: Prickly Pears: O. ficus-indica, O. Engelmanii, O. strigil, O. dulcis. Are there other s...
by TheORKINMan
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: When to repot from a 2" pot
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: When to repot from a 2" pot

Thanks! Definitely 2” terracotta round pots and in soil that was too perlite heavy from when I was still figuring all this out so I might go ahead and go up a size on the biggest one with a more balanced soil mix
by TheORKINMan
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What kind of Ferocactus is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: What kind of Ferocactus is this?

Ahh Traveler's Friend! I hope it is indeed F. Emory. These super young cacti all look so similar. I suppose I'll just have to grow it bigger to be 100% 🤣
by TheORKINMan
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What kind of Ferocactus is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 524

What kind of Ferocactus is this?

Local nursery had two of these. Have had suggestions that it is F. histrix or F. Glaucesens. Only thing that makes me question those IDs is the complete lack of a center outward pointing spine on any of the clusters. Not sure if that's a characteristic of young Ferocactus though. There were others i...
by TheORKINMan
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: When to repot from a 2" pot
Replies: 4
Views: 406

When to repot from a 2" pot

I have two Harrisia fragrans I've grown from seed. They are 1 year and 2 months old but are already 2" tall. They are still pretty narrow at the base and are in individual 2 inch pots. These are the first seeds I've grown up to this point and so far so good. My concern is that a 2 inch pot is p...
by TheORKINMan
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What is this seedling?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: What is this seedling?

Thanks! My own amateur googling looking at pictures makes me think this is more likely O. Strigil. But I'll just let it grow and see where it goes. Luckily both produce good fruit if I can get it that big
by TheORKINMan
Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Are Browningia hertlingiana and Browningia viridis separate species?
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Are Browningia hertlingiana and Browningia viridis separate species?

Thanks! Appreciate you looking at that for me. Here’s hoping I can keep them alive! They’re only about a centimeter tall 😂
by TheORKINMan
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What is this seedling?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

What is this seedling?

So when I planted some seeds that I ended up getting jumbled up last year and now I don't know what it is 🤣 https://imgur.com/a/9wW6i51 I believe it HAS to be one of the following as these are the only seeds I planted at the time: Myrtillocactus geometricans (unlikely) Stenocereus pruinosus (unlikel...
by TheORKINMan
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat index QUESTION
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Heat index QUESTION

I suspect this is highly dependent on the species. A Patagonian highlands cactus will likely need shade. A cactus from central Mexico probably will be fine.
by TheORKINMan
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Are Browningia hertlingiana and Browningia viridis separate species?
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Are Browningia hertlingiana and Browningia viridis separate species?

So I got a pack of seeds of B. viridis from CactusStore.com and had a pretty high germination rate. CactiGuide lists B. viridis as extremely rare while B. hertlingiana is common worldwide. I just got them because the name sounded cool but I've got about 15 seedlings now. Doing some googling on this ...
by TheORKINMan
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: LF: Pterocactus, Weberocereus, Brachycereus, Tephrocactus, Aztekium seeds
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: LF: Pterocactus, Weberocereus, Brachycereus, Tephrocactus, Aztekium seeds

Interesting read! Thanks for the info. Yeah my little collection thrives here in subtropical Florida but the Harissia species are from here and most of the rest of the collection are Mexican/southwestern US cacti that don't mind our hot humid summers so long as the water in the pot drains fast. Will...
by TheORKINMan
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: LF: Pterocactus, Weberocereus, Brachycereus, Tephrocactus, Aztekium seeds
Replies: 2
Views: 332

LF: Pterocactus, Weberocereus, Brachycereus, Tephrocactus, Aztekium seeds

After having some good luck growing some rare cacti from seed (Harissia fragrans, harissia simpsonii, and browningia viridis) I’m looking to try my hand at some others. Looking for any species you may have of the above genus. Also open to suggestions if you have some seeds of rare species available.
by TheORKINMan
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: TheORKINMan's Plants Grown From Seed
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

Re: TheORKINMan's Plants Grown From Seed

This is just IMO as I am not a botanist or anything. For certain species having too big of a pot too soon can increase the odds of certain root diseases. However I like to move my cacti to 2" pots as soon as I feel they are strong enough to make the move without issues because Cacti will stay s...
by TheORKINMan
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: TheORKINMan's Plants Grown From Seed
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

Re: TheORKINMan's Plants Grown From Seed

And from the non-cactus seedling front: Flame Trees(Delonix regia): http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n224/theorkinmanbucket/20130608_135831_zpsb9a10e6f.jpg Australian Flame Trees(Brachychiton acerfolius): http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n224/theorkinmanbucket/20130608_135849_zps0998fe0c.jpg Coa...