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Aaron



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Gday all,

I am new to this forum. I live in Perth WA and have been
collecting cactus since I was a child. I have been trying without any
luck to get a hold of a Carnegiea Gigantea (Giant Saguaro) cactus that
is already in WA. Obtaining plants from the east coast can be
problematic and expensive due to quarantine regulations. I am hoping to
get a plant that is already a couple of feet high. Any leeds anyone? I
have already been in touch with the cactus and succulent society WA
without any luck.

Cheers
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LophWHOREia



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PostSubject: Re: Subject: Carnegia Gigantea in Perth   Subject:	Carnegia Gigantea in Perth EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 2:42 pm

Herbalistics.com.au have 100mm plants! i have ordered heaps of cactus (prob all i own) from herbalistics and have never had any trouble getting it to WA.
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PostSubject: Re: Subject: Carnegia Gigantea in Perth   Subject:	Carnegia Gigantea in Perth EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 7:01 pm

Thought it might be worth mentioning that this cactus is extremely slow growing.
Not very common in cultivation in Australia as far as i can tell.
Plus the spination of seedlings is very vicious,
and they don't look anything like the adults.
also carnegiea tend to be expensive, and one a few feet tall is likely to be rather pricey.

i have a small seedling specimen, its hardly grown at all in over a year but i guess thats pretty typical. that reminds me i haven't watered it since like March-ish.

Definitely an interesting cactus and one of the essentials of any collection and a good talking point. Interesting history; used for many purposes by native american indians, and of course the most promoted species, used as scenery in movies. It is THE 'cactus' to most people.
Good investment too.

If you have some patience and are after authenticity go ahead and acquire one from the forementioned source,

but if you are after that saguaro look then there are hundreds of other columnar cactus species which will fulfil that requirement, in much less time and usually for much less $$.
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PostSubject: Re: Subject: Carnegia Gigantea in Perth   Subject:	Carnegia Gigantea in Perth EmptyMon Sep 28, 2009 10:23 pm

do you know cactus mike??? he has a advert in the quakka saying "rare exotic cacti sunday only" he has a massive one! im talking over 1 tonne!!!
his garden is worth checking out!
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