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Growing cacti outside all year around.

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by kindredspirit, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. kindredspirit

    kindredspirit Gardening around a big Puddle. :)

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    Went to Abbey Brook and came back with following.


    Parodia chrysacanthion
    (Argentina)
    Gymnocalycium buenekeri
    (Brazil)
    Gymnocalycium camarapense
    (South America)
    Echinocereus brandegeei SB 1181
    (Baja California in Mexico)
    Echinocereus caespitosus var.
    (Central Texas – USA)
    Echinopsis abbey brook hybrid
    (South America)
    Echinopsis rhodonite abc n7570
    (South America)
    Opuntia subulata
    (Andes in Peru)
    Opuntia polyacantha
    (USA)
    Rebutia marsoneri
    (Argentina)
    Rebutia heliosa
    (Bolivia)
    Soehrensia Formosa
    (Argentina)


    Anyone a wizzard on cacti? I'm going to attempt to grow them outside all the year around under a glazed pergola. (No rain on them.) Comments on these really appreciated as although I've grown one variety of Opuntia for 5 years outside, 12 months of the year, I "may" be stretching it with these but no venture, no gain. :) A couple of these are uncommon as well.
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Wow, wish I had the undercover space to grow them.
      Cant really say about specific plants as the only ones I have tried are a few Opuntias and an Echinocereus, both not under cover.
      Some, of your list seem to come from fairly warm areas.
      I think you need to research if they get frost in their habitat, if so, how cold ?
      Personally, I'd not say this time of year is the best for planting with winter coming on.


      Would like to see some pics of them all planted out when you do.:smile:
       
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        I grew up with my mother growing cacti and selling them. She had them outside over winter
        Funny when I think back to how successfully she grew all sorts of things without the "knowledge" but know how :noidea:
         
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          Ahh, thought they were going into a bed.:smile:
          I'm guessing you dont get much hard frost in Western Ireland, if you keep them pretty much bone dry and allow them to shrivel slightly they will take more frost.
          Be interesting to see which ones come through the winter.:smile:
           
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          @pete

          I'm in a cold spot here and often very windy.

          -14° being the lowest (2010) but normally -6° to -8° in an average winter.
           
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            Yep, you have to have empathy with plants.
             

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