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    Coryphantha tripugionacantha

    Now this cacti's name is a real mouthful...Coryphantha tripugionacantha.

    But it is also a magnificent cacti species.

    C. tripugionacantha link

    Of the thirty seeds started recently, almost all of them have germinated.


    And a closer look at one of these newly sprouted cacti seedlings.


    In hindsight, I probably didn't need to sprout these seeds with the paper towel method, but because they were older seeds, I wanted to try to keep track of them, if I had to.

    Hopefully I'll have some success growing these seedlings out to mature plants.

    dvg

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    Wow, cuties! And in five or ten years, they might look like the picture linked. XD
    Thanks for sharing - very nice macro shot.
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    Are you getting your seed from the folks at Mesa or is there a good succulent seed dealer up there?

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    Thanks Joe, they do take a while from seed, but there is just something about a plant that you were able to grow from seed, that makes that plant a little extra special.

    Swords I order seed from a few different places.

    Check out this link for a few places to order Cacti and Succulent seeds from:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/ne...ewthread&f=102

    dvg

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    I know exactly what you mean. I have about 75 years to go before my Saguaro seedlings make their first branch. XD
    ~Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    I have about 75 years to go before my Saguaro seedlings make their first branch. XD
    ~Joe
    In the now immortalized words of that late, great raconteur Wison Mizner, "Life is a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the toughest."


    ...good luck with that...

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    A couple pics of some Coryphantha tripugionacantha seedlings in two pots.

    Pot #1


    I was surprised how viable this four year old seed turned out to be with 100% germination and robust young seedlings.

    Pot #2


    These seedlings were germinated in paper towels and all had sprouted within six days time.

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    A Coryphantha tripugionacantha seedling showing some of it's spines...



    ...they almost look like insect antennae or even like they have hoar frost on them...they don't.

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