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.
So uh. My partially failed Astrophytum asterias adventure hasn’t stopped yet. It’s now growing again, sprouting a new head from the otherwise stalled body.
It’s almost 3 years old and 0,5 cm wide.
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!
I thought for a while that they would look like regular asterias, but one is suddenly covered with fluffs and the other one forgot to grow some on one side.
It’s hard to see if they have grown at all since last month. But they’re both alive and well!
Nothing really happened the past few months. I think they’ve gotten a tiny bit bigger since last time and the fluffs have spread to the sides. I do only have two left 🙁
This one looks fairly strong, though!
These are all of my Super Kabuto seedlings. They all kind of have their own personality and grow at different speeds. And even though they have been spending an equal amount of time in the sun, only some of them show stress colors.
The Asterias seedlings picked up the pace and are developing fluff like never before.
This little frowny face has 4 fluffs and counting. They’re not growing super quick, but slow and steady wins the race.
This little seedling developed its first fluff!
And look at those puffy cheeks.