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Old 10-28-2014, 06:16 PM
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Look at the twins. They are sprouting little hairs.
I have no idea what kind of cactus seedlings these are. The packaging said " flowering cactus mix" hhhmmm.. lol
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:16 PM
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Aaawww, they're so cute! Hope you'll post more pics as they grow so we can see what type of cactus they turn out to be.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:24 PM
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I don't know how I missed this! Are those from my seeds, Pink?


Oh no wait...you had some cacti seeds of your own, correct? I forgot.


Adorable sprouts. Love the little prickly needle hairs!
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:30 PM
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They are so neat. Like little green dew drops.
Wonderful, Pinkham.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by The Hollyberry Lady View Post:
I don't know how I missed this! Are those from my seeds, Pink?


Oh no wait...you had some cacti seeds of your own, correct? I forgot.


Adorable sprouts. Love the little prickly needle hairs!
These are the cactus seeds from listia. I'm going to start yours in a month or so. I need to get some potting supplies first. I'm all out of soil and small pots. these are in an 8 ounce portion cup with a cover. lol
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I use the clear plastic to go boxes. takes very little soil and is easy to open and close. Great for the humidity level too! keep us updated very interested in seeing what pops up.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:25 PM
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I took this shot for you today, Pink.



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Old 10-30-2014, 07:48 PM
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Wow. Those look great. How long did it take the opuntia to sprout? I have read they they can take a long time to germnate. I planted 3 about a week ago and nothing. I planted a few strawberry hedgehog cactus seeds a few days before them and one has already sprouted. Oh, and it's adorable. It's pink. ha ha. no but really it is. I'll try to get a picture of it.
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Thanks, Pink. Yours look great too. I love when they're tiny like that.


Some of my sprouts took over two months to pop! They all came up at different times.

I'm not even really a cactus person but when they're grown from seeds and you get to see them at these tiny adorable stages...who could resist?!
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by The Hollyberry Lady View Post:
Thanks, Pink. Yours look great too. I love when they're tiny like that.


Some of my sprouts took over two months to pop! They all came up at different times.

I'm not even really a cactus person but when they're grown from seeds and you get to see them at these tiny adorable stages...who could resist?!
I know some of these won't make it. They sprouted between the soil and the side of the container. Did you have to thin the herd at all? How many seeds did you plant? Tell me everything. lol
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Ok Pink...I sprinkled the seeds over the soil but didn't count how many. Some popped within a couple weeks but others took a month and even two months to come up.


As much as cacti don't like a lot of water...baby cacti are different. I didn't starve mine off of water like I have larger adults in the past. Babies are different and need water to get them going. The key is having excellent draining soil so the baby roots aren't sitting in sogginess....which leads to rot & death.


I actually transplanted my little cacti babies this morning into a nicer ceramic pot. That's a tri-colored sedum I planted for added interest...





Nope Pink, I didn't thin them but I replanted them further apart because when they first germinated, they were practically on top of each other!


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Old 11-01-2014, 03:08 PM
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How long did you wait to start transplanting them? This is my first attempt at starting cactus seeds, so I'm full of questions. lol
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Ask away, Pink!


I definitely waited until the true leaves appeared, before I started moving them around. They're very resilient little guys though...very forgiving.


They tend to get a bit floppy as they grow and I had to push most of mine down deeper, to support them better.


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Old 11-01-2014, 04:01 PM
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I thought they would have to be pushed down a little. None of them are very deep.
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Exactly, Pink.


And you won't hurt them by gently pushing them down deeper.



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