Help With Cactus

Cereoid CEREOID at prodigy.net
Fri Feb 9 13:56:17 EST 2001


Didn't I alrady say that it might be some succulent other than a cactus?

Euphorbia tirucalli is shrubby not columnar.

No matter what you call it, the plant will probably soon be dead.

"Monique Reed" <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:3A8429F5.CD211535 at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> Are you sure it's a cactus?  Many members of the Euphorbiaceae are
> succulent and spiny and don't have showy flowers.  Some even have
> "cactus" as part of their names.  Your description could fit Euphorbia
> tirucalli just as easily as a number of true cacti. It is worthwhile
> to find out; the methods of growing and propagating cacti and Euphorbs
> are not always the same.  Someone at your local indoor-plant nursery
> should be able to give you some pointers.
>
> M. Reed
>
> LNL 80 wrote:
> >
> > Please forgive me for my ignorance when it comes to this topic...
> >
> > I have a cactus that's over 20 years old.  I don't know the type of
cactus, but
> > it doesn't flower.  It's simply a long stem that keeps growing higher.
> >
> > Anyway, the bottom part is rotting and I'd like to cut it off and
replant the
> > cactus.  Can anyone give me advice/tips/instructions on how to cut and
re-pot.
> >
> > Thanks so much.







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