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|July 5, 2006
are these black spots?
Some call them black pustules, others think they are the beginning
of fatal rot from the invasion of a root fungus, a few think that
insects have bored into the plant to hatch their lavae. We pick at
them, obsess about them and some are cut open to surgically drain
No, it is not anything weird. As a grower I see black spots form
from scratches during tip harvesting, from growth spurts during heat
waves, and always after a mechanical injury.
|June 28, 2006
Don't rot a cutting!
|Every one of my plants descends from the
strain. Many people have complained about the difficulty of rooting a
San Pedro cutting. While the conditions are perfect here in the
California Central Valley they may not be where you live.
Rainy weather and high humidity can cause rot from fungal diseases.
Some areas of the country have such low night time temperatures and
abundant morning dew that the cutting simply will not do
anything—no rot but no roots either.
Slow or no rooting can frustrate your efforts to obtain a healthy
San Pedro plant. Why not let me root it for you? This year I rooted many cuttings to take advantage of the naturally perfect
conditions here in California. Now you can choose from a large
variety of plant styles for your collection or landscaping needs.
7 varieties of Peruvianus
My collection has about 8 peruvian types.
Here are photos of 7
of them, excluding San Pedro. Whatever a "true Peruvianus" is, or was, may be lost to
history—but San Pedro and
Bridgesii are always easily identified and reliable in their
PS: I added the 8th specimen—here...
Landscaping size San Pedro
From flower pot to tree size; specimens planted in the earth (zone
9) will become huge. Here is a decades old
cluster in Northern California that had to be harvested when the
owner died and the property sold.