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Ferocactus wislizenii     8/5/2014
I collected the seeds for this plant when I was in graduate school in Tucson (1966-70). The seed was planted in November 1975. I keep this monster under control with respect to size by growing it in small pots. It’s been in a 2-gallon (8 L) pot for more than 20 years, so it only weights around 70 lb (30 kg) and is as big as roughly two basketballs, one atop the other.. Had I transplanted it continually into larger and larger pots over the last 39 years, it might be 6+ feet (2 m) tall and weigh a half ton (400+ kg). I can still lift the plant, barely.    (11/33)   

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