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Unread postby Romi » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:58 pm

Vishaal Romi Dalaal will now share with us Fish and Plant Wallahs some pics of his beautiful cactus plants that he has on sale...

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Unread postby VishaalDalal » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:46 pm

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Unread postby Romi » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:38 pm

This seems to be the same cactus we had had for at least 35 years and obtained a cutting from Bhutan. Found it again after a lot of wishing in a nursery by chance barely a month ago, but not sure it is the exacpt same species, since the blooms seem slightly flatter...

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:03 pm

Seeing a flower over cactus is always a fruit of hard work.

In my childhood days, I have a good collection of different types of cactus in a rack. But my grandfather thrown away all of those when I was out of station for 2-3 weeks.
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Unread postby VishaalDalal » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:21 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Seeing a flower over cactus is always a fruit of hard work.

In my childhood days, I have a good collection of different types of cactus in a rack. But my grandfather thrown away all of those when I was out of station for 2-3 weeks.


Rajiv,

actually a cacti flowers every year and many times each year, you only need to know the right conditions to give (not unlike our aquarium plants and fish)

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Unread postby vikas » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:22 pm

VishaalDalal wrote:
SCORPIO wrote:Seeing a flower over cactus is always a fruit of hard work.

In my childhood days, I have a good collection of different types of cactus in a rack. But my grandfather thrown away all of those when I was out of station for 2-3 weeks.


Rajiv,

actually a cacti flowers every year and many times each year, you only need to know the right conditions to give (not unlike our aquarium plants and fish)

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:32 pm

VishaalDalal wrote:Rajiv,

actually a cacti flowers every year and many times each year, you only need to know the right conditions to give (not unlike our aquarium plants and fish)


Vishaal, I know the fact. They are very slow growers.
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Unread postby Romi » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:08 am

SCORPIO wrote:Seeing a flower over cactus is always a fruit of hard work.

In my childhood days, I have a good collection of different types of cactus in a rack. But my grandfather thrown away all of those when I was out of station for 2-3 weeks.



It must be because some foolish and ignorant people have spread a false belief after the 1950s that Cactus is inasupicious ('apshakun' in Hindi). These people do not know that in Hinduism, the plants regarded as inauspicious are only some native Indian plants that are associated with Tantricism and witchcraft ('Jadu-tona' in Hindi). Cactuses are not Indian at all, they come from North, Central, and South America, and arrived in India with British rule only, fairly recently.

So this belief is not only wrong, but also very ignorant of actual history.

We must make it a point to tell our elders about this, so that they don't worry about bad luck due to them.

Cactuses are fascinating plants that are easy to grow, they have some marvellous flowers, and they need minimal care if, as Vishaal says, we learn the basics of their upkeep.

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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:50 am

lovely plant, awesome flower
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Unread postby VishaalDalal » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:53 am

parthapratim22 wrote:lovely plant, awesome flower


thanks and i get the blooms 2wice a year