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Echinocactus polycephalus v polycephalus seed starting

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Postby cactoman » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:33 am

OK...have been soaking a sample of my older seeds since Sunday night...they floated when I put them in, but now have all sunk to the bottom of the container...will be planting them up tonight and see what happens...

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Postby cactoman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:31 am

Well.soaked, sunken seeds planted in sterilized soil tonite...wish me luck!!! :)
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Postby iann » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:05 pm

About 2/10 seems to be par for me. Here's two from Inyo co.
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Don't be surprised if nothing comes up. Here is a pot of the supposedly easier var xeranthmoides drying out for another go in a few weeks. This seed is possibly too fresh.
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And here is E. parryi where nearly every seed came up.
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Postby Jens » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:31 pm

Beautiful E. parryi seedlings Ian !
Have you noticed the number of posts you put ? 8)
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Postby iann » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:35 pm

It says 10,001. Is that a special number in Germany? :lol:

I think I need to get out more :roll:
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Postby promethean_spark » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:56 pm

I got 3/10 on E. xeranthemoides, but also nearly 100% on E. parryi. Some Echinocactus are easy, so we can't expect frustration from all of them, though E. parryi seems kind of slow.
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Postby iann » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:24 pm

My previous attempt with var xeranthmoides sprouted very well. My database says 20 seeds but I have about 20 seedlings so there may have been more than that. Here's half of them.
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Postby peterb » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:02 pm

I've had nearly 100% on Meadview intermediates between polycephalus and xeranthemoides from habitat seed collected a few months earlier, so fresh seed seems good on at least some of these guys.

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Postby cactoman » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:29 am

THEY ARE UP...4 of 5 :P :P 8) :lol:
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Postby iann » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:09 pm

Do you know where your seeds came from?
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Postby cactoman » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:41 pm

I gathered them from plants on a hill above the casino in Primm, NV (CA-NV Stateline)in 2002.
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Postby iann » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:24 pm

Sounds like I should store my Marble Canyon seeds for another 8 years then :roll:
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Postby TimN » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:38 pm

iann wrote:Image


If you squint, this picture looks like some bizarre full-sized landscape. The moss is like grass/ground plants and the seedlings surrounded by "boulders" are weird trees.

Great picture!
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Postby PapaBearJay » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:32 pm

Tim, I had been thinking the same thing for the longest time, great minds really do think alike.
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:01 am

hmm those are some neat seedlings Ian.
good luck Cactoman with yours! :)

this week I will start mine. I know I have said this before but probably tom or the next day. I wont have any trouble keeping mine warm either ! :)
Here's to you, all you insidious creatures of green..er I mean cacti.
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