The slowest growing cactus I’ve had. 6 seedlings are still alive and looking puffy.
I had to remove my little Lophs from the seedling community planter to give the rest of the plants a bit more space to spread out. Apparently Stapelias and Euphorbias grow much faster than these guys.
The Loph seedlings are still a bit smaller than what they’re supposed to be, but they look really healthy.
My Monadenium cuttings started producing offshoots beneath the ground, ruining the appearance of my little garden (very quickly realized that the roots had travelled to the opposite side of the planter as well), so I had to replace them with a different type of plant.
The Stapelia seemed like an obvious choice – at least until they outgrow the little landscape. They probably should have been transferred to a bigger planter months ago anyway.
In this planter: Euphorbia Obesa (1 year + 5 months old), Stapelia Grandiflora (9 months old), Lophophora Williamsii (1 year + 7 months old) and a Frithia Pulchra
These Lophs look pretty good at the moment. The big one in the middle is 1,3 cm in diameter.
Euphorbia obesa, 1 year + 1 month
Lophophora williamsii, 1 year + 3 months
A small update on my mini dish garden. It’s starting to look like a rocky beach/desert island with palm trees and sea urchins, not the desert I wanted it to be. I really like how it turned out, though!
All of the plants in my mini dish garden are filling in nicely.
I love spending at least 10 minutes in the morning and afternoon just watching how everything is doing.
I’ve upped watering to about once every 1,5 – 2 weeks and the Lophs seem to grow at the speed of light.
The Lophs have enjoyed lots of sun and water recently, with the result of them looking nice and puffy. Just how I like them!
The biggest one (middle right) is almost 1 cm in diameter.
The Loph seedlings are getting increasingly harder to find between the stones on the surface of the soil. But they’re getting much bigger, much faster than before.
The Lophs are enjoying the longer days as spring moves closer. At one year, they’re only 7-8 mm wide, but seem healthy and happy regardless.