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Old 09-13-2014, 01:28 PM   #81 (permalink)
 
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Ant damage.. I still have 17 good flowers.. They knocked off numerous small buds besides these.. Have more damage pics when I'm not mobile..

From your picture, it looks like you are starting to have some brown soft mushy rotting issues at the base of this plant.

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American Beauty with 5 flowers in early development.. Its getting a lil more sun these days so hopefully that will help.. :^)



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Well down to 13 flowers on the 2 by the fence.. No more ants.. Only one flower on the one w/ the soft spot..

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American Beauty way behind the other two.. :^)

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I can't believe how fast they grow.. :v)



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American Beauty DF w/ 5 flowers coming on.. :v)

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Well there is 6 flowers.. :v)



I don't know how I could miss that big flower in the back..
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Just picked up my first DF cactus, it said it was the Halley's Comet variety. I set a pole for it and will top it off with something in the future.

I am also looking for DF cuttings of different varieties in the South FL area.

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I also planted some cuttings of the HC that were loose or broken due to transport.
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I also planted some cuttings of the HC that were loose or broken due to transport.
The one in the center appears to be planted upside down compared to the other two, or could just be an illusion.

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Hey there,

I got quite shocked some minutes ago while reading an article about DF... Is it true that there will go 20 YEARS of f***ing time down the river till a DF fruits from putting seeds in the ground? I was like dafu**k.. this sounds sooo not like a "omg I cant belive how fast it grows" plant to me...
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:58 AM   #92 (permalink)
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DF grow pretty fast even from Seed.. If they are similar to plumeria in growth from seed.. I'd say 3-7 years depending on how you feed them, soil, and environment.. They are to easy to grow from Cuttings. Cuttings ship great, root easily, and don't weight alot so getting them shipped isn't anything like a corm banana pup (cost effective).. :^)
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lol ok.. what would a cuttin cost? but a cutting will also take 3-7 years to flower?!
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lol ok.. what would a cuttin cost? but a cutting will also take 3-7 years to flower?!
My cuttings that are flowering are 2 years old in my environment..
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hmm.. ^^ ok I'll keep that in mind! My gf is killing me anyway if I get my hands on any other plant ^^

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do you have a favorite type?
Someone has, but not me.. I like growing pokey stuff, and the fact that it can fruit is a Bonus.. :^)
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O.K., so how are Abnshrek's buds and flowers doing? Also, I watched some of my DF new growth. Sometimes I can see tiny droplets of a sticky, sap-like substance. Perhaps this is what the ants are after.
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All my blooms fell off the ones by the fence. 6 blooms already opened up and one on the way on the American Beauty.. Next year the ones on the fence will be by the American Beauty.. :v)

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Today I was driving around in Homestead, I saw this and had to pull over.

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This has been the last couple of nights at my house.



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