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by angelblossom on November 13, 2005 02:31 PM
I have a devils back bone that I have had for about 22 years No matter where I lived I always made sure it was in a south to west window. When I moved here I had it in the south window for about a year, recently I moved it to a west window tho south light still reaches it I've noticed the leaves have turned a richer green the last few weeks , Today I saw little buds developing:are these bloom buds? I know it's not the start of another shoot, I never seen these before??, nor was I aware devil backbone bloomed or does it? Anyone know?

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by njoynit on November 14, 2005 12:19 AM
Mine has not bloomed(but we could blame the ducks too)My neighbor says they have red flowers.you'll post a picy right???

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by margaret e. pell on November 14, 2005 07:33 AM
What's a devils back bone? Do you have a pic? Does it have another name? Nice pics, njoynit , but I couldn't find the back bone.

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by Jiffymouse on November 14, 2005 07:36 AM
i have a piece of one that i got from dixie angel, i'd never heard of them before that either!
by tkhooper on November 15, 2005 01:21 AM
I'd love to see a picture.

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by Jiffymouse on November 15, 2005 02:00 AM
tk, i'll try to get a pik of mine up in the next few days.
by Amber Petersen on November 15, 2005 02:13 AM
I found a site on these plants, because they are so intrestingly named, I had to look them up.
It says there that...
The plant does not bear conspicuous flowers, but it will eventually produce small red flowers that resemble the heads and wings of tiny cardinals, hence its other common name "redbird cactus."
It also states that the plant's leaves and stem are poisonous.
http://sd1new.net/GardenPages/devilsbackbone.htm
(that's the page I found the info on)
I think I might get one of these, if for nothing else but the name.... [devil] [devil]

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by Amber Petersen on November 15, 2005 02:15 AM
I found a site on these plants, because they are so intrestingly named, I had to look them up.
It says there that...
The plant does not bear conspicuous flowers, but it will eventually produce small red flowers that resemble the heads and wings of tiny cardinals, hence its other common name "redbird cactus."
It also states that the plant's leaves and stem are poisonous.
http://sd1new.net/GardenPages/devilsbackbone.htm
(that's the page I found the info on)
I think I might get one of these, if for nothing else but the name.... [devil] [devil]

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by angelblossom on November 15, 2005 09:23 AM
Thanks AMBER for the site that's what I have IN THE HOUSE mine is about 3 ft tall and full and I have noticed over the years IT likes to be crowded.According to the site you directed me to I have the the wrong kind of soil OPPS!!I just have it in 1/2cactus soil-1/2 houseplant soil and water it only when dry. If a piece of it breaks off I let it dry out 2 -4days dip in root medium and stick it in the dirt and it takes off>>> Well I MUST be doing something right [grin] because after all these years it's beginning to bear blooms. In the LATE FALL no less!!! I'm taking pic day by day. SO EXCITED!!(doesn't take much to make me happy!! [clappy] ) [angel]

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by angelblossom on November 15, 2005 09:56 AM
Okay I've been in this box 3 times now so I'll just list where I found the bloom I can't seem to get it to go directely there
It's at..... Garden calendar:devil's Backbone(RedBird Cactus)
I've tried www and http nothing worked AAAHHH WELL as long as the backbone blooms all is well with me!!! [lala] [angel]

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by Amber Petersen on November 16, 2005 12:03 AM
COOL! I just looked up that picture, the flowers are CRAZY looking...I like them. I wonder where I can get one of these Devil's Back Bone plants... anyone know?

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by njoynit on November 16, 2005 04:59 AM
Here is the page:

http://www.aogc.org/calendar/000070.html

my newer leaves get the pink,but as they mature the pink leaves(ha ha...goes bye-bye)I think when I moved it into brighter light...it got the pinks& a few new leaves.it might ALMOST be happy now.Its finally growing& not sitting.like its a picture...

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by angelblossom on November 16, 2005 08:45 AM
Njoynit; Well what do ya' know it works for you I entered the same thing and it wouldn't go [dunno] . Today one bud is starting to open!!! It looks purpleish right now : I have 7 buds. Occasionaly I do have dark pink edges but its never related to where I have it set I don't know what brings that on?? Only in the spring do I give it a boost of miracle grow, and its been in the same pot now for 5 years
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by angelblossom on November 16, 2005 08:50 AM
AMBER! I've never seen one in a nursery YET, But if you're truely wanting to get started with some pieces pm me , and I'll send you some starters..
[Cool] [angel]

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by njoynit on November 16, 2005 11:21 PM
so yours grows? [shocked] It took me a year to get 4 leaves....& I got them when stuck other end in the pot.I did show SIL someone elses&theirs does great.

so its 3 days...any blooms opened yet?
Where's it sittin?kinda chilly this morning 42.I'm contemplateing about my brugmansias& have 14 of them.My BIL just told me"You want the ladders off my job site till in the morning?and #$%*&^ sheets!!" [Big Grin]

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by Dixie Angel on November 17, 2005 02:13 AM
I have a Devil's Backbone that I got as a cutting from my aunt. It is really thriving in my sunroom. I didn't know that it can bloom. I wonder if my aunt knows or if she has seen hers bloom? I will have to ask her this evening...

Dianna

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by angelblossom on November 17, 2005 10:55 AM
Njoynit And Dixie!! well yesterday one bud started opening today its open a little more and it looks like a green "Hair" is curling out of it about 1" long. another bud is just starting to "split to spit.. the other 5 are still closed, I'm sending Amber some starters hopefully the cold won't hurt them in delivery. I'm anxious to hear from her later to see if they "took" or not. Njoynit there are times some of the 'stocks' start to look spindely , I just break them off let them dry out dip in medium and stick back in the dirt south to west windows is where I always have "HER" yes I said HER!! After ALL a HE could NEVER give me BABY Blooms [nutz] [Big Grin]

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