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The following are two Notocactus species in my collection that are more globose, and quite nice-looking as well.

This is a Notocactus haselbergii specimen. I bought this thinking it was some kind of Sulcorebutia. It wasn't growing as fast as I would have liked in soil so I put it into an aquaculture box. It is doing well in aquaculture.

I think one thing going for this plant is that it is tougher than a Rebutia or a Sulcorebutia. It is doing pretty well, even after all the neglect.

The first and second pictures were taken in July 1999. The second picture was taken almost immediately after it was put into hydroculture, also in July 1999.

The third picture was taken in July 2000. This represents one year's growth. The 2" plastic cup is almost obscured in the third picture.

I've seen many examples of this species flower in Cameron Highlands. Flowers sprouts from the centre and is crimson. Awfully nice-looking...


Pictured are two Notocactus vanvletii specimens. The identification comes from a picture on the Seeds Unique site. A picture of the species in a book I have does not have red spines.

On the left is the first Notocactus vanvletii specimen in Jan 2000, after 6 months of growth. Pretty good, eh? After another 6 months (Jul 2000), the plant is much larger, as seen on the right picture. This species does not grow as fast as Notocactus leninghausii or Notocactus magnificus, though.


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