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    Greetings all, my wife bought me this sweet little cactus plant for christmas and I am not sure how to care for it yet. I am not sure how often to water it or anything. If anyone can ID it for me then I can do some research on it. Thanks in advance.

    I consider every plant hardy until I kill it

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    make sure those things aren't super glued onto it.

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    At first I thought your statement was nuts but then I took a really close look at them and low and behold the so called flowers were glued on there. That is a really underhanded thing to do.
    I consider every plant hardy until I kill it

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    Some people will do anything to make a buck , including glueing flowers on plants.Wish that i knew more about cacti to help in IDing your plant. Oh try thr garden web there are some very good cacti IDer's on there
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    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Cereus tetragonus
    aka Fairy Castles
    It grows into a moderately large cactus, maintanable in a pot. The pot will fill with littler ones you see and it gets a sort of castle look to it.
    Bright light - Full sun
    water thoroughly and then allow to completely dry before watering again.
    Grows mostly during the Spring, Summer and Early Fall
    Fertilize with higher Nitrogen in Spring for growth and early-mid June (N. Hemisphere) with higher Phosphorus for blooms in July/August.
    Withhold water for a couple months during the Winter, with household temperatures should suffice for yearly blooming.
    Flowers are white, nocturnal. Unsure of fragrance.

    Joe
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