building a small zone 4 cacti farm in central Minnesota that can be grown out in a small, indoor greenhouse with Mars Hydro lighting & moved outside seasonally for a few months out of the year depending on the tolerances of each cacti (zone 6 vs zone 8 vs zone 10)
Dad's Peruvian Torch Cactus
height on 4/2/2023 - 26"
Elizabeth's Peruvian Torch Cactus
height on 4/2/2023 - 21"
Samuel's Peruvian Torch Cactus
height on 4/2/2023 - 23"
Bishop’s Cap — Astrophytum Myriostigma (https://planetdesert.com/products/astrofitum-mirostigma) [3x, Dad 5, Elizabeth 8, Samuel 6]
Barrel Cactus — Ferocactus genus (https://planetdesert.com/products/ferocactus-hamatocactus-hamatacanthus-cactus-cacti-succulent-real-live-plant) [3x, Dad 6, Elizabeth 6, Samuel 8]
Old Lady Cactus — Mammillaria hahniana (https://planetdesert.com/products/mammillaria-hahniana-cactus-cacti-succulent-real-live-plant) [3x, Dad 8, Elizabeth 7, Samuel 7]
Angel Wings/Bunny Ear Cactus — Opuntia microdasys (https://planetdesert.com/products/opuntia-microdasys-bunny-ears) [3x, Dad 9, Elizabeth 9, Samuel 10]
Peruvian Torch Cactus — Echinopsis peruviana [3x acquired from Cactus Kate in August 2021]
Sand Dollar Cactus - Astrophytum asterias (https://planetdesert.com/products/astrophytum-asterias-sand-dollar) [3x, Dad 7, Elizabeth 9, Samuel 8]
Star/Sea Urchin Cactus — Astrophytum asterias (https://planetdesert.com/products/astrophytum-asterias-sand-dollar) [3x]
Queen of the Night - Epiphyllum oxypetalum (https://lonestarnursery.com/products/night-blooming-cereus-queen-of-the-night) [1x]
Spinystar/Pin Cushion Cactus — Escobaria Vivipara [1x purchased in 2021 online & placed into Mercury in front of the two Quick Fire Hydrangea Trees.. hidden in the mulch]
Vendors to Support
https://trichocereus.com/index.html (offline - Verne/Owner died 2022, farm owner of Cactus Kate -- business being shut down -- wow, lucky us)
3x Peruvian Torch Cacti
Purchased August 2021 from Cactus Kate with Bitcoin
Moved indoors in November 2021 into Greenhouse #2
Moved outdoors in May 2022
Moved indoors in November 2022 into Greenhouse #2
Moved outdoors on 4/2/2023
Labeling each cacti. Can't remember if we gave them names, so I'll name mine & label theirs appropriately. I will measure each one, take a picture of all 3 in the greenhouse & move them outside. After they are all outside, we'll take a picture. All done.