Escobaria minima etc.

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Just finished reading through this blog keith, good work on all those seedlings! :D
You are where I aspire to be: sowing the seeds of my own seed grown plants at my leisure!
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Hi Mr Xeric. I find better germination with seeds from my collection. Try and get two or 3 of the same species and pollinate . I have extra seed if you want any.

Decided to repot some small cactus today. Do it in Winter dry so I can cut the fine roots while plants are dormant and hopefully not get root rot. But I also transplant year round and usually its OK. Bright Winter light not that great the pictures . I wont water for months now.
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Hey, if you have any extra seed to offer, you should probably make your own seed list. That way, you can distribute it to other members.
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Are those ariocarpus 6 years old? seem to be around 2 maybe 3
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I wont water for months now."

uh unexpected rain so everything got about 1/2" of water. see what happens next .... 1 month later all good they like the rain.
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Very cool thread Keith!
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Thanks been growing cactus from seed for about 30 years . Pretty fun .
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Your seedlings look great keith! Thanks for the offer, I will certainly keep it in mind. :)
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Unusually hot today. But this picture was taken months ago its Conophytum pubescens from seed sown around 2018.
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They look nice!
I suspect these you got as seeds from me? Then these are ex SB806, from Stofkloof.
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I suspect these you got as seeds from me? Then these are ex SB806, from Stofkloof. '

Yes Aiko they are from the seeds you sent me :D . Have two full pots of them plus the others you sent me, conphytum devium, conophytum herreanthus and C. herrei . Right now its too hot for conophytums because of a winter hear wave but Turbinicarpus are liking it lots of flowers.

Only starting a few seed pots this year because over crowding. All the lithops seeds you sent me sprouted too :D :D . And I suspect the Bulbs, the flat seeds you sent , are growing in my yard where I planted them ? I will send picture when they flower its a yellow flower that hangs down. Like small tulips ?

I also have extra seeds if anyone needs them posted in extra seeds section.
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keith wrote: Sun Feb 13, 2022 9:42 pm And I suspect the Bulbs, the flat seeds you sent , are growing in my yard where I planted them ? I will send picture when they flower its a yellow flower that hangs down. Like small tulips ?
That one should be Habranthus tubispathus. Should have an orange-ish flower. It flowers in August for me. Maybe later in the year for you?

If you ever get seeds from those flowering Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae that you will not be sowing yourself, I propose to have a trade of seeds!
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What type of roots do the Escobaria minima have?
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I propose to have a trade of seeds!' Sounds good I will pollinate and the seeds they will be some time they grow inside the plant body so I'll have to extract them probably a Summer time job. I know I have one pod from last year but its low on the plant and on the side against the plastic pot .

Escobaria minima have fibrous roots .
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keith wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:57 am Hi Mr Xeric. I find better germination with seeds from my collection. Try and get two or 3 of the same species and pollinate . I have extra seed if you want any.

Decided to repot some small cactus today. Do it in Winter dry so I can cut the fine roots while plants are dormant and hopefully not get root rot. But I also transplant year round and usually its OK. Bright Winter light not that great the pictures . I wont water for months now.
How old are those turbs, and how old were they when they first started showing the longer mature spines?
Very nicely grown btw =D>
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