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FORM REPLY TO CUSTOMERS WHO OBSESS

Some customers obsess over their San Pedro as if it was a statue that will forever be exactly the same.

Suppose you purchased a bare root fruit tree seedling and it broke a branch, or had a scratch on the stem. Would it matter? It is just a small version of the giant thing it will grow up to become.

But some person who only sees the defect might take it back to Lowes or Home Depot because the tip of one branch broke off.

Some customers don't understand that their little cutting (even a 24" San Pedro is small to me!) will grow into a 12-14 foot high cluster of thick columns weighing tons. http://www.trichocereus.com/landscaping8.htm

Spots on the tip? Don't obsess on them. If you do you can drive yourself crazy. Suddenly your plant is a science experiment that has to be cured of defects? Think that through. What does my website, and the literature sent with the plant advise?

• I advise repotting in a larger pot with fresh soil. It needs drainage so the roots don't rot.
• I advise pure, distilled water. Let the soil dry, then water thoroughly and again wait until the soil is dry.
• I advise full morning sun, afternoon shade. Fresh air, room to grow.

In other words you first have to provide healthy conditions for any cactus to grow. The plant is part of nature, not a science lab rat. If you can't grow other cacti, just regular old ones from Lowes or Home Depot then please don't torture a San Pedro like it was a guinea pig. You either understand how to care for houseplants...or you don't.

Spots on the tip?
Don't obsess on your plant. Give your plant lots of fresh healthy soil. Distilled water, full morning sun with afternoon shade. Love your plant, but don't kill it with kindness by smothering it. I kiss my plants and tell them how beautiful they are...I love them!
Listen to "Don't Worry Baby" and mellow out....
Living plants are not produced on an assembly line; each has as many defects & blemishes as your girlfriend/boyfriend/or whatever. (I once had a girlfriend with pimples on her ass but otherwise she was great!)


City people stare at their plant's defect to the point of obsession. There is no cure for that form of mental illness --which is why I buy back at 100% any plant with which you are not happy. Humanoids in their terrarium like apartments believe that nature is inherently diseased, that all bugs are evil and must be treated with chemicals. There is no cure for the belief that nature is a disease that must be fought off with man made chemicals.

San Pedro has grown for millions of years before humans invented insecticides, fungicides, or put little cuttings in pots to obsess over every cosmetic imperfection. The real imperfection is the human mind divorced from nature. There is no cure for that; thus Planet Earth has activated every fiber of its immune system - from extreme climate change to new viruses in its effort to eliminate excess humans from the planet.
WHAT YOU CAN DO (besides never having children)

1) http://www.trichocereus.com/tip_pimples.htm
scroll down to & read - B) INJURY MARKS ON NEW OR OLD SECTIONS

2) Read page 3 of the Trichocereus Care literature that was included with your order

3) Return policy is to put it back in box for FedEx call tag pickup. 100% refund. (read my generous return policy on eBay at the bottom of the auction page, and email me when the item is ready for FedEx: • Do not address it / • must be picked up from the address to which it was delivered / • do not ship it yourself)

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After I refund 100% of your money you can buy a cosmetically perfect specimen from a dealer in ceramic, silk, or plastic plants. Then your mind will be at peace forever.

Verne (May, 2009)
As The Beach Boys once sang... to a world now long passed away...

"Well its been building up inside of me
For oh I don't know how long
I don't know why
But I keep thinking
Something's bound to go wrong

But she looks in my eyes
And makes me realize
And she says "don't worry baby"
Don't worry baby
Don't worry baby
Everything will turn out alright"

Brian Wilson

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