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Mesa Gardens 1999 Batch of Seeds -- Progress Jan 2000

These pictures were taken on 1st January 2000. At the time the pictures were taken, they were about 2.5 months old (sown on 11 October 1999. ) I have estimated that about 20% of my seedlings are lost to damping-off. I think most of it is my fault, and the mortality rate can be further improved.

Notocactus leninghausii (#1064) Mammillaria zeilmanniana (#961.5)
Lobivia hertichiana (#539.33) mixed C&S packet (#5001)

Mammillaria zeilmanniana and the Lobivias are very vigorous. The pots of mixed C&S seeds contain quite a few succulent seedlings. Unfortunately, they later perished due to overly moist conditions, I think.

Lobivia backebergii (#526.6) Echinocereus pulchellus (#246.72)
Gymnocalycium tillianum (#490.8) Lobivia aurea (#524)

In the Lobivia aurea picture, four are quite large already while another four have just germinated.

Gymnocalycium andreae (#454) mixed C&S seeds (#5001)

The above right picture is yet another pot of mixed C&S seeds. These were sown on the 20th December, 1999. They are about 1.5 weeks old.

Sulcorebutia (#1250.16) Thelocactus bicolor (#1251)

Thelocactus bicolor seedlings are very strong. Two of them are relatively large in comparison to other seedlings on this page. This species has large seeds and that enables large seedlings to be produced. It looks like this species is a good choice for beginners.

Mammillaria (#981.115) mixed C&S (#5001)

There are 50 seedlings in the above left picture. There seem to be quite a few varieties of Mammillarias in the packet of seeds. The next picture is my first pot of mixed C&S seed seedlings. There are over 60 seedlings in the picture. Although many are touching each other, I will wait until they are stronger before transplanting. Sometimes cactus plants grow better together or in a group.

Astrophytum myriostigma (#57) Astrophytum ornatum (#67)

Astrophytums have medium-sized seeds and is already about 5mm tall after sprouting. Already, after 2.5 monrhs they look a bit like miniature adult plants. The characteristic shape and speckles are already visible.

Notocactus magnificus (#1065.8) Astrophytum ornatum (#67)

Both Notocactus species start small.

Mammillaria sempervivi (#890) Lobivia jajoiana (#539.63)

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