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Good things come...

Post by jfabiao » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:04 pm

...to those who wait seven years.
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Not the slowest in my experience (8 years for Pelecyphora aselliformis), but it may well be a particularly precocious individual. I can't help the feeling of accomplishment!
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Post by Christian » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:25 pm

They look great! Do you think the seedling in the middle is trying to do the same, looking similar to the big one at the growing point?

Looking at these makes me want to have a go myself with Aztekium, but I expect getting hold of seed might now be a major challenge here.
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Post by jfabiao » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:32 pm

Christian wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Do you think the seedling in the middle is trying to do the same, looking similar to the big one at the growing point?
The change of spination is possibly a sign of maturity (Strombocactus and Lophophora spring to mind), so yes, I'm expecting that one to come to age this year.

Seed is very easy to obtain once you have a mature plant (they're self-fertile), and there are lots of mature plants on the UK. You probably won't have any problem finding some.
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Post by Christian » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:36 pm

That‘s good to know, I‘ll try to track down some seeds, they look well worth growing!
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Post by el48tel » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:52 pm

Well done. That is lovely.
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Post by ralphrmartin » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:47 pm

Your patience is well rewarded! (tu)
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Post by Aiko » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:06 pm

jfabiao wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:04 pm
...to those who wait seven years.
I am almost there!
Well, for my A. hintonii plants, that is. I wonder if they flower at the same age / size.
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Post by jfabiao » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:58 am

Aiko wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:06 pm
I am almost there!
Well, for my A. hintonii plants, that is. I wonder if they flower at the same age / size.
I have a few A. hintonii from the same year that look nowhere near flowering size. In fact, I grafted one of the minute seedlings to Pereskiopsis, then to Myrtillocactus, and despite being almost 4 cm across it hasn't flowered yet...
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Post by jhb » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:49 am

Ive had have a couple of these for some yrs now & they flower every yr, a delicate little flower.
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