Ortegocactus macdougallii

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Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#1  Postby Geoff » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:40 pm

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Re: Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#2  Postby Geoff » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:07 am

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Re: Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#3  Postby mickthecactus » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:29 am

How many times have I had this and lost it?
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Re: Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#4  Postby reality_velo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:12 pm

I had one of these, a nice little clump i bought at a show. Was beautiful when i bought it, but eventually developed an orange/rust color type fungus or something on the skin. Eventually i killed it :frown: . I did try and graft a cutting from one of the pups, which is still living, but growing very slowly. We will see where it ends up.

The plants above are beautiful!
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Re: Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#5  Postby Geoff » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:59 pm

I have tried growing this outdoors in California several times... no way... cannot deal with our winters.
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Re: Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#6  Postby mickthecactus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:24 am

Yes, I've had that orange/rust colour. So far I've been unable to keep it going in a greenhouse.
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Re: Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#7  Postby Geoff » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:42 am

obviously some people have it figured out... nice specimens in the shows... and plant readily available for very cheap usually.
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Re: Ortegocactus macdougallii

Post Number:#8  Postby mickthecactus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:40 am

I think it's our damp atmosphere that does for it.
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