Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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I thought I should post an update.I could only get pictures of the Ferocacti and the Echinocactus texensis because there was excessive condensation on the other baggies.
Echinocactus texensis sown Jul 31.First sprouts Aug 1st.
Echinocactus texensis sown Jul 31.First sprouts Aug 1st.
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These are two Ferocactus seedlings.The green one is normal and growing fine.The red one is a bit odd,the spines are underdeveloped and the grooves are coming out in an odd shape.I think this one is Monstrosus.
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Here are two other seedlings
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Tried to take a better picture.
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Very nice looking seedlings! =D>
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gemhunter178 wrote:Very nice looking seedlings! =D>
Thank you,Gemhunter. :D
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gemhunter178 wrote:Very nice looking seedlings! =D>

and healthy too =D>

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Lovely seedlings. :) I wouldn't be so hasty to call that seedling montrose, it might well just grow out normally.
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CactusFanDan wrote:Lovely seedlings. :) I wouldn't be so hasty to call that seedling montrose, it might well just grow out normally.
hendryterok wrote:
gemhunter178 wrote:Very nice looking seedlings! =D>

and healthy too =D>

Hendry
Thank you Hendry and Dan.
About the odd seedling,I'll keep an eye on it and see if it grows like the rest, but if it becomes an oddity,I won't be complaining :D
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I placed a seed order from Mesa garden yesterday,I originally wanted to get 3 plants,but Steven Brack told me he can't send plants outside the US,oh well.


Cereus: 78.32-validus very long tan spines, blue-green stem
Echinocactus: 170.58-horizonthalonius Cuatrocienagas, Coah, rock hard rugged
Echinocactus: 177.15-texensis LAPPIN 3 Culebra Bluffs, NM, long spined cliff form
Epithilantha: 353-micromeris /17/ tight white spines, tiny button-stem
Eriosyce: 370.8226-aurata Puerto Velero, Tongoy, massive yellow sp
Escobaria: 410.01-vivipara /18/ small heads hide in grasslands
Glandulicactus: 442.72-mathssoni /17/ all spines thick, hooked
Neoporteria: 1036.4-paucicostata few deep ribs, heavy dark spines
Phyrrhocactus: 1183.5-bulbocalyx /16/ spines bright red
Phyrrhocactus. 1183.7-bulbocalyx /17/ Mazan, La Rioja, heavy curved spines
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I cancelled my order with Mesa gardens due to some problems, placed an order with Succseed.

Cereus validus
Cipocereus bradei
Copiapoa hypogaea 'mollicula' FK 444 -always wanted to have a Copiapoa.
Epithilantha micromeris SB 125
Eriosyce aurata -This is notorious for being hard,any advice appreciated.
Eriosyce 'Pyrrhocactus' bulbocalyx 'marayesensis' JN 987 - My new favourite
Escobaria vivipara - This has a special place in my heart.
Ferocactus rectispinus - Love the erect spines on this one
Piloscereus azureus - Love the colour
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus ssp. lloydii
Melocactus matanzanus
Cereus aethiops FK 1290

Btw. Echinocactus texensis seedlings came out of their baggy today.

EDIT:I tweaked my order a bit.
Cipocereus bradei replaced by Azureocereus hertlingiananus PH 764.08 (Cotahuasi, Peru)
Copiapoa Hypogeae replaced by Copiapoa humilis
Cereus validus replaced by Sclerocactus unguispinus 'durangensis v. Mapimiensis (Durango,Mexico)
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An interested selection there. Eriosyce bulbocalyx 'marayensis' (as opposed to 'marayesensis' :P ) is indeed a very nice form of a very nice species. Eriosyce aurata hasn't been problematic for me at all. They've grown very strongly and quickly, and as long as you aren't silly with watering they're easy enough. I wouldn't have thought Escobarias would grow all that well in Pakistan, as they're cold-loving plants. :)
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CactusFanDan wrote:An interested selection there. Eriosyce bulbocalyx 'marayensis' (as opposed to 'marayesensis' :P ) is indeed a very nice form of a very nice species. Eriosyce aurata hasn't been problematic for me at all. They've grown very strongly and quickly, and as long as you aren't silly with watering they're easy enough. I wouldn't have thought Escobarias would grow all that well in Pakistan, as they're cold-loving plants. :)
A few growers have a couple of Escobarias here,but it still isn't all that popular.I will just try and hope they survive,do they need frosts for germination?
I have always liked E.sneedi,vivipara and minima. :mrgreen:
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i had some e. vivipara seeds i planted late spring, got them straight from the store and into some dirt, no freezing. 13 of 20 germinated. gonna toss some in my frezzer for the winter, see if i get better results.
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I got my seeds today,I'll sow them this Saturday/Sunday. :D
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That is a lot of seeds! Good luck with them!
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That's about 200 seeds,I hope they grow well so I can move them out next spring :)
When thousands of foes unite, for my ruins plot–
If only You remain by my side, I then fear not!
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