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My Copernicia rigida finally seems to have taken off this year with our record breaking heat waves. It's actually been planted in that spot for about 10 years now from a small seedling,but has just begun producing its first few upright fronds.Its been very slow for me, (maybe too much shade) but I'm hopeful it has an accelerated growth rate from this point forward. :rolleyes:

 

aztropic

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Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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Very nice

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5 year high 42.2C/108F (07/06/2018)--5 year low 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)--Lowest recent/current winter: 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)

 

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Another amazing growing feat in the sonoran desert!:greenthumb:  Nice job scott, one day those cactus might be a bit close eh? 

Formerly in Gilbert AZ, zone 9a/9b. Now in Palmetto, Florida Zone 9b/10a??

 

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With rigidas slow rate of growth,cacti won't have any problems for many years to come.

 

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23 minutes ago, aztropic said:

With rigidas slow rate of growth,cacti won't have any problems for many years to come.

 

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Agree, they ( any cacti/ pretty much anything else nearby ) and the rigida will likely adjust their spacing over time, just as they would in habitat.  Cacti below it ( 7' o clock position ) a Turk's Cap? ( Melocactus )

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No. Melocactus do not seem to do well in the ground here. I have several in pots though that I've had over 20 years. The cactus in question is Coryphantha elephantidens,a beautiful fall bloomer with large,highly scented, pink flowers.

 

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Just recently lost this Melocactus azurus,which, as you can see, was ancient.:(

 

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1 minute ago, aztropic said:

Just recently lost this Melocactus azurus,which, as you can see, was ancient.:(

 

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Yea, that a bummer:(...  Had ( technically still have ) a small Melocactus bahiensis the base of which decided to rot entirely.. Still "alive" and hoping it will re-root.. Lost a couple others i'd brought with from FL.

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On 10/1/2020 at 9:51 AM, aztropic said:

No. Melocactus do not seem to do well in the ground here. I have several in pots though that I've had over 20 years. The cactus in question is Coryphantha elephantidens,a beautiful fall bloomer with large,highly scented, pink flowers.

 

aztropic

Mesa,Arizona

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Another fall blooming cactus I always look forward to is this Ferocactus. Again,large,brightly colored,highly scented flowers!

 

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