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Mammillaria plumosa, 3,5 years old

These seed grown 3,5 years old Mammillaria plumosa are now bigger than my hand. They’re currently staying in a 15 cm pot, but it won’t be long before they need an even bigger pot. This is the fastest growing cactus I have ever grown from seeds. There are actually two plants in there. The big bulb on the second picture (top right near the white string hanging from the wall) is the brother of the big mass that turned out to be the faster growing seedling.
I wonder how big this plant is going to get.

Cactus heaven

A couple of seed grown spiky guys (unidentified cactus seedlings and Mammillaria plumosa) and a long boy (Mammillaria spinosissima) are loving the first sunny day we’ve had for almost two months. I think the Mammillaria plumosa is developing flower buds, too. It’s apparently a super late bloomer.

The Mammillaria plumosa is now barely 3 years old and the three smaller cactus seedlings are now exactly 2 years old. I just took the picture of my Mammillaria spinosissima because I wanted to show you that it hasn’t gotten prettier, but it’s now very long.

Mammillaria plumosa, 2 years + 6 months

The ball of fluff is growing even more fluff balls. Some of the fluff has been stained slightly last time I fertilized, but it will probably grow out of it soon. All of my Mammillaria cactus have proven to grow much, much faster than all of my other cacti. It’s so satisfying to watch your seed grown cacti just fill one pot after another. I’ve had to repot this one 3 times because new pups shoot out from the base of the mother plant pretty much constantly.

Mammillaria spinosissima “un pico”

Every time I rotate this monster, the spines poke right through the skin on my fingers and sometimes the other plants on my plant table. I’ve had it for a little more than two years and it’s grown from a tiny plant with soft spines in a 5 cm pot to this giant monster in a 15 cm pot. It’s not pretty either, especially with the leftover dead flowers still stuck on it. But it’s my ugly cactus and I will protect it until it dies from old age or rot.

Cactus babies

My fluffy Mammillaria plumosa cv. Roseiflora (2 years and 3 months old) and unknown cactus seedlings (1 year + 4 months old) are enjoying each other’s company in the sun. The unknown cactus seedlings on the right have grown bigger than all of my much older cactus seedlings and probably need to be repotted soon.