luddhus wrote:Rebutia minuscula can pollinate itself, so your seeds are likely to be viable.
Okay. I thought I'd seen something about pollinating from one flower to another flower on the same plant. Not sure what that's about, if plants either just pollinate by themselves or require another plant for it anyway.
Now, I don't actually know how I'm going to work this whole thing. I need a cheap setup that doesn't take up a lot of space, and a timer would be awesome.
And about the soil... I'm not sure what I'm going to do about sterilizing, as I have pet birds and so am afraid of fumes that may be released, since it's a non-edible item that you're sticking in the oven/microwave for a longer time than you would for most foods, and I've read that it smells (and my family probably wouldn't like that part anyway)...
And what about the soil mix itself? I finally managed to procure some coir (more like a LOT of coir) and perlite, but I've seen a couple posts that suggest coir somehow can cause damping off? Or is there no problem if it's sterilized/disinfected with the rest of the mix?
I have a lot of questions, but that's because I want these little guys to live.