What is this seedling?

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TheORKINMan
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What is this seedling?

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So when I planted some seeds that I ended up getting jumbled up last year and now I don't know what it is 🤣

https://imgur.com/a/9wW6i51

I believe it HAS to be one of the following as these are the only seeds I planted at the time:
  • Myrtillocactus geometricans (unlikely)
    Stenocereus pruinosus (unlikely)
    Echinocereus engelmanii
    Echinocereus coccineus
    Echinocactus grandis
    Opuntia strigil
    Opuntia engelmanii var dulcis
Someone has suggested it's probably E. Engelmanii but as time goes on and it gets a little bigger it seems smoother and fatter like an opuntia. Open to all thoughts. Enough time will make it obvious eventually but I'm super curious 🤣
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MrXeric
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Re: What is this seedling?

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Really looks like an Opuntia seedling.
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anttisepp
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Re: What is this seedling?

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MrXeric wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:58 am Really looks like an Opuntia seedling.
100% :thumbright:
TheORKINMan
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Re: What is this seedling?

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Thanks! My own amateur googling looking at pictures makes me think this is more likely O. Strigil. But I'll just let it grow and see where it goes. Luckily both produce good fruit if I can get it that big
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