One positive change occurred last year in the form of a large California bay that was removed. This provided the cactus garden area with in-between several to a few additional hours of sun through the year. They’ve responded really well so the potted cacti were moved out of the shade house with plans for expanding the cactus bed to incorporate them too. This is easily the most unfriendly environment I’ve exposed cacti to.
This was one of the five that were merged together in a single pot in the shadehouse. I could not find a tag. I’d guess from body and spines that this probably involved Juul’s and something like peruvianus. Thanks for any thoughts.
(The largest one in that group was tagged Kimura’s Giant but I have not yet taken images of it. I believe the ID is right on that plant.)
Two of the others had the same name tag and the last lacked a name tag but could have been a sibling unless I mistook its tag for one of those two when separating them. I’ll get some photos of those three and their tags together soon.
This one possessed a tag with the name pallarensis. It was attacked by some sort of apical rot in the shade house this last winter but seems to have survived.