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Echinocereus in Aquaculture

This is probably an Echinocereus. I can't remember the history of the plant so a proper identification is not possible. Its growing tip is probably damaged and it more than compensates for it by producing a lot of offsets, helped by the generous amount of nitrogen in the water solution.

The picture on the right shows the result of six months' of growth. The main stem has been completely obscured.

The above left picture may or may not the that of the previous specimen. This was taken in July 2000. The next three pictures were taken in September 2000.

As you can see, the rate of growth is quite spectacular. It's nice if you're into plants which produces lots of offsets. My fear is all the nooks and crannies may harbour nasty bugs. It's been quite resilient to bug attacks, though.

This is a two-headed specimen of the same species of Echinocereus. Many species of Mammillaria split the growing point in the same way.

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