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Feeling full yet?

Postby iann » Thu May 17, 2018 9:01 pm

I don't know how you grow your Epithelanthas, but mine are generally white. This one has been having a good time and looks like it might explode at any moment.
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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby Christer Johansson » Fri May 18, 2018 5:39 pm

That's a beautiful plant (tu)
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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby Tony R » Fri May 18, 2018 5:53 pm

Nice plant, Iann. These are my micromeris (var. densispina) [= subsp. greggii] seedlings, certainly very white and densely spined.

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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby ralphrmartin » Fri May 18, 2018 7:17 pm

Tony,
you have more than the maximum permitted number of this plant. I'll dispose of the excess for you right away. :grin:
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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby Aiko » Fri May 18, 2018 7:59 pm

I hope the cactuspolice is not checking up on my Epithelantha pots as I had a very good germination last year...
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Postby ralphrmartin » Fri May 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Looks like an item to add to my next year's seed purchases, then...
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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby Tony R » Sat May 19, 2018 8:20 am

micromeris is self fertile and fresh seeds are very viable.
One plant (which I no longer have) would always produce fruit with 12 seeds in each - must have been in the genes?

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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby Keith H » Sat May 19, 2018 9:44 pm

Aiko wrote:I hope the cactuspolice is not checking up on my Epithelantha pots as I had a very good germination last year...

So did I, then the snails came and now I only have one lonely little seedling. :(
Regards Keith.

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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby ralphrmartin » Sun May 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Must be the cactus police disguised as snails! :cool:
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Re: Feeling full yet?

Postby daniel82 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:28 pm

The snails confiscated my year old bokei last year :angre:

I had thought being a bit bigger and covered in dense white spines would protect them but no. Fortunately I have new seedlings this year, they will NOT be placed anywhere snails can get at them.

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