World's Largest Cactus Cam

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by Head_Cheese, May 15, 2006.

  1. Head_Cheese

    Head_Cheese Member

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    I have just launched a webcam staring my six-foot cactus, Baby.

    http://governmentcheese.ca/cactuscam/

    Trouble is I don't know what kind of cactus I have!

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
     
  2. globalist1789

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    Euphorbia trigona, "African Milk Tree". Not a technically cactus.
     
  3. Head_Cheese

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    A Google Images search has proven you right - I am the proud owner of an African Milk Tree, also commonly known as a Cathedral Cactus (even though it is technically not a cactus).

     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Example of convergent evolution, that is completely unrelated plants having similar forms because of similar habitats.
     
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    My Cathedral Cactus is over 7 feet tall. I used to put it in the shower to get the dust off it; however, it's much too heavy and too tall to do that any more. Can anyone tell me how to keep the dust off the plant other than laying plastic around the surroundings and spray it with clear water? This is really a task, but I'm afraid dust on it will eventually smother the plant. Taking it outside and spraying it with the hose is not an option either.
     
  6. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Compressed air? Like one of those cans you get an office supply store to clean of electronic equipment.
     
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    Had not thought of that! Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pick some up and let you know how it works.
     
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    edleigh7 Well-Known Member

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    Nice cactus (succulent) web.....I stared at it for hours and nothing happened!!! LOL

    Ed
     
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    lol....
     

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