I just re-read your post, and realize I made a mistake reading it. You did not say "enjoy it for now". You said " it will be small for now". LOL. I'm so sorry, and I must say that your post was VERY informative, and well written sir. I realize that you were not being at all negative, and I apologize for misreading your post and taking it the wrong way. I do appreciate your response Sepeters, and for taking the time to help me on the subject. Thank you Sepeters.baileysup wrote: You say "enjoy it for now", as you are certain it will perish in my climate. I say, you may be right, but you may also be wrong. Time will tell.
I'd be happy to give an update! So it's been about 3.5 years since I first got it, and it's doing well I honestly don't think it grew ANY taller in that time, cause I measure it every year. What I should have measured, but never did, was circumference. It does look to have grown wider, when comparing it to the pic of when I first got it. Of course the roots have been growing, but can't really measure those . These do appear to be VERY slow growers. Especially when grown in my climate zone. When I get home later, I will post a current pic of her. If you guys could give me your opinion on if you think the girth has increased, that would be wonderful and much appreciated. I can tell you for a fact that it has not grown even a centimeter taller though. Oh well. I'll post the pic later, and thank you for your interest!JeepKing wrote:Updates on these guys?
Different cacti grow at different rates, and good luck with those seeds That's a nice score with the blue agave. I have one too! I love agave and aloes. They are my thing, and all I deal with now. I still keep the plants I already had of course. It's nice to have you here, and hope to see you around! Have a good oneJeepKing wrote: couple months ago I had a friend give me a small blue agave. it seems to be doing great so far!
That's right. It's the same 9" pot. It did get slightly fatter on top. That's 3.5 years though. Keep in mind that it's not super sunny where I am, and the winters here are straight up brutal . Hardly any sun in winter. Mostly overcast.applestar wrote:Haha i had to REALLY look at the photos -- so the reference I assume is the pot which is the same?
At first I was inclined to say they look EXACTLY the same... But on further looking from one to the other, I think you are right -- it has grown sort of rounder -- bulbous at the top, as evidenced by the angle of the sides and wider "pleats" -- and I feel like the needles/thorns/spikes look different somehow.
I think you are taking great care of it -- no sign of lacking light, which you often see with indoor cacti.
PreciselySpanishfly wrote:I grew desert cacti with some success when I lived in chilly Scotland - but in a heated greenhouse. Nowadays I never use peat in any form - it is foreign to all cacti and attracts fungus gnats. Sadly most stuff labelled CACTUS MIX is full of peat - or even worse ´forest product´ - read sawdust. Nice healthy saguaro - good to give its roots room to grow - but don´t expect it to flower any time in the next century.