June 2024: size doesn't matter

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June 2024: size doesn't matter

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Firstly, thanks to MatDz for choosing my entry as the winner of May's photo competition.

They say size doesn't matter, so in June I'd love to see your small growing cacti. The tinier, the better! Here's a pelecyphora asselliformis I recently acquired and staged.
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I also love plants whose bodies are dwarfed by their flowers, like this ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus I photographed from David Quail's collection.
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So let's see your tiddlers!
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Epithelantha micromeris
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Escobaria abdita - 3+ years from seed. Seems happy enough but very, very slow.
Growing in Nottingham for the past 4 years and recently found my way to a Nottingham branch meeting. A few plants on a windowsill has very quickly turned into a greenhouse full!

Attempting to grow a range of turbinicarpus, coryphantha, escobaria and several other cactus genera. Tylecodons, pelargoniums and conophytums keep me occupied in the winter and an ever expanding number of gasteria live under the bench.
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Mammillaria schiedeana spp. dumetorum- seedling soon after coming out of the bag.
The plant was so small (maybe 3-4mm across) that I couldn't tell if it was alive or not so I photographed it just to zoom in to check.
I was not expecting to see a tiny minature plant!
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My Lewisia pygmaea a few weeks ago, deciding for some reason to flower before the leaves had grown. Never the largest plant, but this was ridiculous.

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5.5cm pot.
Astrophytum hybrid seedling. Only one remaining from the batch.
Root growth was "iffy". A possible solution was graft. Work in progress
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A three and a half year old Sulcorebutia verticilliantha.
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Some great entries so far! :grin:
Just giving this thread a signal boost now we're a third of the way through the month.
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A Sulcorebutia Tarabucoensis var. Aurefloral(var389)
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A Turbinicarpus Krainzianus Minimus
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