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Cereus greggii

This is a discussion on Cereus greggii within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Man, that is really beautiful. If you get some seeds, I know a fella who ...

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    Man, that is really beautiful. If you get some seeds, I know a fella who would love to try to grow one of those !

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    Tindo, accidentally break off a leaf and send it to Bruce for his ahem...friend. Stick the leaf in water, Bruce, and it will root in no time. A cereus would absolutely go zonkers in your climate!

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    I'll see what I can do for cuttings. It should be easy. First I got to make a cutting for me, as this is not my plant. Then another cutting goes to a friend. The seeds, crossing fingers, if they are too many for me to handle (I have no idea how many they make) I will send out. And if my cutting is big enough I will be more than happy to send a leaf or two your way BD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9 View Post
    I'll see what I can do for cuttings. It should be easy. First I got to make a cutting for me, as this is not my plant. Then another cutting goes to a friend. The seeds, crossing fingers, if they are too many for me to handle (I have no idea how many they make) I will send out. And if my cutting is big enough I will be more than happy to send a leaf or two your way BD!
    Awesome!

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    Beautiful! Ok, folks, I need some help in the night blooming cactus department please. Cin was kind enough to share some cuttings with me in May. They rooted beautifully and are doing well. Three buds appeared a week or two ago; we were thrilled! However, each bud fell off by the time it reached about 3 inches. Does anyone know what causes this? The plant is in part sun/part shade against a south facing wall. Maybe the cuttings are just too young? Thanks for any help!
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    Did you continue with the night trickery, do youthink it had a bearing on the seemingly early bud-opening ?, If you did. It's a beauty though,and I love the Trophy Jar too.. lol

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    Use cactus/succulent soil that you can buy at a store. Most likely your plant was too small; a cutting needs to grow for at least 2 years before it can support blooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC C View Post
    Use cactus/succulent soil that you can buy at a store. Most likely your plant was too small; a cutting needs to grow for at least 2 years before it can support blooms.

    Thanks! That seems right to me considering how big the blooms are on a mature plant. Guess my little sprouts were getting ahead of themselves!

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    SHE DID IT!!!! The fourth bud made it! Cin gave me these cuttings (two in the pot) in May and look what bloomed tonight! I am just stunned by the beauty of these flowers.
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    Beautiful! Well done!

    (BTW, Tami, the 'sticks' you sent to me have started blooming. The red ones bloomed first. The peach ones (two pieces) turned out to be a red one and a peach one, lol, but both have bloomed. They are still in a huge vase of water and have lots of roots. I am growing them in my bedroom window and they seem really happy. The flowers seem to just appear over night. Thank you.)

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