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Re: Cereus gone wild
Message from WSimpson NC
Nice cacti Richard .
I had a Cereus cactus like the one in your first pictures . It got so big I stopped taking it in during the winter and I would protect it with Xmas lights and blankets if it got below 20F . Unfortunately one night I didn't get the lights turned on and it got zapped . All I had to do was to cut off a foot long section and store it in the garage and root it in the spring . A couple of winters our low was only 20Fish and it didn't need protecting . I called the place where I bought it and they said they had thrown out the mother plant that they named Charlie . I'd like to get another piece of that cactus one day .
Here it was before getting big :
Here's my protection one winter :
Here it is flowering :
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