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Notocactus

Notocactus leninghausii is nice-looking, and generally I like them. They are pretty tough, and exhibits spider mite damage only when badly neglected. All my specimens of this species were grown from juvenile plants of 3" or less in height. It is very popular in some Malaysian nurseries.

The one grouse I have with this species is their propensity to lean and topple over. Not the plant's fault, though, as it is the natural behaviour of this species.

On the left is a picture of a specimen I just bought. On the right is a specimen which have been in aquaculture for a few months.


July 2000 October 2000

This is the same Notocactus magnificus specimen you saw in the first page (originally a specimen in a 2" pot.) More pictures are also available at Notocactus Aquaculture Page. After a little over one year, the amount of growth is quite spectacular. Its growth can be tracked at Aquaculture Comparison Page. The second picture shows the main stem which has been cut off and repotted. This is a convenient way to produce large plants with a minimum of fuss.

This is a tough, easy to maintain species. Highly recommended. Lots of large specimens (12" or more in height) can be seen in Cameron Highlands.


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