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Tom in Tucson
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I've been curious about cacti since I was 7. My first interaction with a cactus was removing a fallen joint of Cylindropuntia bigelovii from my mom's heel in the vicinity of Needles California (during our move from Tulsa to Los Angeles) because I insisted they let me stop and collect one. After that painful incident she bought me a skinny cactus that looked a lot like a Selenicereus. Lately I've been concentrating on growing the cacti native to the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts.

Recently I've been growing seeds of just about everything except cycads (they're next), and I'm growing quite a few seedlings (more than I need). Warning: this part of plant collecting is very habit forming (addictive).

Glad to see the forum restored, Tom
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Welcome!
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Welcome!
A cactus and succulent collector who especially likes Ariocarpus. …Though I have a bit of everything! Want some pictures? See my flickr! I also do art and such.
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Welcome Tom! Show us some of your seedlings :-)
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Welcome Tom.
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A_G_R wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:45 am Welcome Tom! Show us some of your seedlings :-)
What species or genus do you prefer?
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Tom in Tucson wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:48 pm
A_G_R wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:45 am Welcome Tom! Show us some of your seedlings :-)
What species or genus do you prefer?
I love that question!! Ariocarpus seedlings are always nice, how about Echinomastus? are you growing some of them?
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Show us....all of them....😂



....and Big Welcome!
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A_G_R wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:19 pm
Tom in Tucson wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:48 pm
A_G_R wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:45 am Welcome Tom! Show us some of your seedlings :-)
What species or genus do you prefer?
I love that question!! Ariocarpus seedlings are always nice, how about Echinomastus? are you growing some of them?
Here are 2 images of an Ariocarpus retusa from MilesToGo a few years apart.
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DSC03622__1642017826_97045.jpg (100.13 KiB) Viewed 1605 times
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Here is an Echinomastus laui from 2010.
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DSC06661__1642018104_65839.jpg (91.15 KiB) Viewed 1605 times
I know these aren't the small seedlings you were hoping to see, but I'll try to take a few images of some of them this summer.
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Very nice Tom, the spines on the E laui are impressive!
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Happy Birthday Tom. I just turned 69 on the 9th.
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Thanks Jerry! 72 does seem ancient, but for a saguaro it's middle age.
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