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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Carnegiea Gigantea

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

One of the cactus 🌵 out in the polytunnel. The scarring is old, from before it came in my possession. No idea what one it is, attempted to ID a couple of years ago but nothing for sure. Hopefully more Cacti enthusiasts on GT now so if you have any ideas for me they are all welcome 😁👍🏼🌵 #cacti #cactus PlantID #cactusid #succulentsunday

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linfoster

My mum had this on her kitchen window sill 😫 I still feel the pain

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columbiariver

A vicious looking one 📍

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richard.spicer.7906

It is Lin, it has ripped the fleece a few times too 😖 @linfoster

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richard.spicer.7906

It sure is, wouldn’t want to drop it on my self 😲🤕 @columbiariver

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alysha

Looks like a saguaro. A young one. @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Holy moly!! I’ve just seen how big they get 😲😱🙈🌵🌵🌵🌵 @alysha

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alysha

They don’t get their first arms until they hit 100 years old. @richard.spicer.7906 it’s Arizona’s state flower. They are illegal to move or cut down. You have to have special permits to do such. Their flowers are beautiful. @

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rosegardengirl

I think I have this. Have neglected it pretty badly. Better pay it some attention.

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lesliecole49

@honestgreensco Steve, any idea?

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honestgreensco

@lesliecole49 its a cereus, probably cereus giganteus, aka saguaros

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lesliecole49

Thank you @honestgreensco . Did you hear that Richard? 🌵

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richard.spicer.7906

Another one from last night, but some fresh and better photos. This one is again quite big ancient - has suffered with a bit of scarring at the base - and has never flowered in my possession. Spines are a bronzy brown / yellow colour. Has quite distinct ribs. Checked my books and can't narrow this down. Any thoughts? 🤔 #cactus PlantID PlantID-cactus

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raregold71

I'm sure my nan had a cactus like this but never knows the name of them, she always used to say "she would make a good gardener "cry if they ever saw the way she did things 😂 sorry cant help with the name, and I don't think hers ever flowered either if it did it was once Ina blue moon

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lovestogarden

Not sure, but check out: http://llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Family/Cactaceae/8651/Echinocereus_spachianus

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Nannaida

PlantID @succulentandfriends @Muzz67 @cactiluke

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Muzz67

Possibly a trichocereus species ?

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tomatoe

I have an ancient one too, brown at base. Spikes are lethal

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brightcolours

#cactuscollage #ouch

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brightcolours

@cactiluke ??

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richard.spicer.7906

While I'm posting pics, he's another unknown cactus that I got years ago. Any thoughts? (Pic from last April 2016) #cactus PlantID PlantID-cactus

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gjones

In our cactus and succulent book there's so many that look so similar so I don't think we'll guess on this one!

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, thanks anyway @gjones 🙏🏼 - this one is definitely harder to find in my book too!

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Alcurtis93

So nice to see some people using good cameras on here! Thanks ha

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