Location: near Festus, Missouri
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Here's what the parent plant looks like. I think the photos are a little oversaturated but hopefully, there is some bluish coloration to the flesh of these baby cacti: My interest in this species was piqued when I visited my friend down on the coast in Coos Bay over the winter. They had a Peruvian torch cactus inside their house that they had cut the top off of because their son had poked a hole in the side of it and it had begun to rot.
They offered me the top of the cacti and told me to just leave it in a cool, dry place until late spring, so that's what I did. I finally potted it up about two weeks ago and it is growing great out in the greenhouse! I don't think it is rooted yet, but it appears to be quite healthy and growing well.
Freshly potted on June 2: Today, June 17: Anyone else grow this species? Reportedly it is very easy to grow and can grow up to nearly 20 feet tall!!