wild cacti

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by adavis, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. adavis

    adavis Member

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    I was just wondering if there is any way to transplant from the wild to pot with the Cacti? I dont have much experience with plants but am very interested and would like to know more.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Prickly pears? Cut or break off pads, set them into/on top of sandy soil to take root. Use tongs or similar instrument to handle them, being careful to avoid fine hairs (glochids) as well as larger spines.
     
  3. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hello adavis, where are you thinking of obtaining these plants? Most wild plants are protected. This is especially true of cactus. Removal of plants or plant parts from parks and reserves is generally prohibited. Collectors make special arrangements with parks and land owners and will usually take seeds or cuttings, so that they do not destroy the wild population.
     

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