Tag: asterias

Astrophytum asterias “super kabuto”, 3 years + 6 months

I’ve been growing cacti from seeds for a few years now and not all of them have been a success. This Astrophytum asterias “super kabuto” is now 3,5 years old, but it still looks like a tiny seedling. Its growth stalled entirely when it was a couple of months old and it never really caught up. Recently it decided to grow again from the top of the stalled growth and I’m happy about that. Let’s just see how long I get to keep this straggler.

Astrophytum capricorne, 1 year + 6 months

The Astrophytum seedlings are not growing spines for some reason. This seedling has 1 and a half spine. I bet I just have to be patient.

Also, I like how my failed attempt at growing A. asterias “super kabuto” isn’t over yet. My tiny 2 years and 4 months old seedling is still alive after having stalled completely and half rotted away since it stopped growing 2 years ago. I’m not giving up on him!