This cactus is sooo slow growing I can’t believe it. I grew this from seeds 3,5 years ago and it’s only 3 cm in diameter. It just grew a spine-looking thing, but it’s easy to miss. The spine is poking out right at the top of the plant. Hopefully this will grow into one of the characteristic curly spines, that made Astrophytum capricorne a popular cactus.
I brought in my Astrophytum capricorne to prevent them from suffering in the cold weather on my balcony. Like most Astrophytum, the capricorne are growing soooo slowly. The biggest plant is just about 3 cm in diameter right now. And none of them have grown their characteristic spines yet.
My little Astrophytums have put on a bit of weight after I started watering again. These are such slow growers. Hopefully they’ll let themselves loose this spring and summer.
The Astrophytum seedlings are nearly 2 years old, but have yet to develop their characteristic curly spines. I hope they show up soon. The seedlings themselves look pretty healthy, though.
These are looking pretty perfect so far. Most of them are nearly 1 cm in diameter.
The little curvy spines have started to act like velcro. While I was taking a picture of another plant, the seedling in the first pic hooked on to my shirt and tore itself out of the soil. Luckily, he’s doing ok.
The odd, previously naked seedling is now growing fluff, but it’s a bit.. different.
My little Capricorne seedlings are growing up. They’ve proven to be hardier than I thought. I think I’ve had one casualty so far.
I feel like I planted the Capricorne seeds yesterday.
I’ve got loads of them! The one in the bottom pic is my favorite – he’s an almost naked (no fluff between the ribs), 6-ribbed, bumpy oddity and I love him.
Featuring a Mammillaria plumosa (5 months old) and two Uebelmannia pectinifera (barely 7 months old) to the right.
This community seedling pot is slowly looking more interesting. They’re all doing well under grow lights without stretching.
Astrophytum myriostigma, 1 year + 3 months
Astrophytum capricorne, 4 months
I had to repot the Myriostigma trio after a slight dehydration problem. They needed much more water than the adult plant, they were potted with.
The Capricorne seedlings are still tiny, but so adorable!