From my gardening journal: New growth watch in HG2. Back in January, Ker helped me transfer 28 cactus, euphorbia, gasteria, epiphyllum and aloe which had outgrown their pots to an in-ground cinderblock garden. The new growth has been amazing since then, in emphatic testament to how containers will inhibit natural growth—my tallest columnar cactus has shot up nearly 2 additional feet and all are increasing their girth. . These photos document the Peruvian Apple Cactus: The color difference between old and new is easy to see, with the 5th branch (its final old-growth holdout) starting to push out its new growth in mid April—it’s now a ball 3” in diameter. The largest new growth branching is now over 14” in length. This cactus doesn’t have as many needles as other varieties, however a good look at the crown shows they’re indeed there in every one of the cacti’s areole. It has been a reliable bloomer in the past, and so it will be interesting to see the difference (between old and new growth branching) when buds begin to appear. .
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