Cactus newby question

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Hi all! We switched to nearly all succulents and cacti. Our 5ft San Pedro has for the first time puffs of white cotton-like plumage on top. Is that natural growth or the impact of mealybugs? Thanks for your patience with my cactus ignorance!
 

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Welcome to the forum :)

Looking good :)

Columnar cacti do that, here's one of mine, not quite so big as yours though :D

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Debra Lee Baldwin's blog shows this picture of a columnar cactus that looks rather like yours @CaliforniaDreamer. I believe this was taken in California too.
Welcome to the forums:), it's good to have another thread from a cactus fan .... like Zigs :rolleyes:
 
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Well you sure did find one here, they are all Zigs can think about half all the time - drives me up the wall :giggle: If he`s not out there talking to them he's in here making videos of the ruddy things :rolleyes: They aren't too bad I suppose, especially when they flower.
Have a peep
 
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Im so jealous of your large cactus it's so nice! I have small cactus at the moment but I hope one day to have larger ones!! Succulents and cactus are my favorite!
 

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Im so jealous of your large cactus it's so nice! I have small cactus at the moment but I hope one day to have larger ones!! Succulents and cactus are my favorite!

They get bigger :)

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The Opuntia at the back on the right, I grew from seed 3 years ago :)
 
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They get bigger :)

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The Opuntia at the back on the right, I grew from seed 3 years ago :)
That is incredible! So beautiful! my goal for next spring is to grow some cactus from seeds as well! I've done mainly cutting and pup propagation! Thank you for sharing!!
 

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That is incredible! So beautiful! my goal for next spring is to grow some cactus from seeds as well! I've done mainly cutting and pup propagation! Thank you for sharing!!

Not too late to sow some seed this year :) These are from last August...

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Little baby cactus are too cute! I know what my next project will be, thank you! Do you have any little tips for a fellow newbie :)

I made a few videos, this one is on harvesting cactus seed :D


And this one shows growing them on from seed....


And if you get around to pruning...

 
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I have some cacti from Walmart. I've had them for several years and water them when I think about it. Hearty little suckers.
 

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