My 4 year old, seed grown Mammillaria plumosa decided to bloom on New Year’s day, which was also the first sunny day we’ve had for the last couple of months. This better be a sign that 2021 will be the year, we all hope for.
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.
Some of my plants have started blooming, including my seed grown 3 year old Mammillaria plumosa v. roseiflora. It’s gorgeous! More flowers are on the way, too. It’s growing its first pink flower crown.
A Mammillaria looking fluffier than ever. The two little pups are still growing, but the big seedling’s brother on the left has stalled a bit again. It won’t be long before they need a bigger pot.
Perfectly round and fluffy. Now with little round pups (the one in front and a new one behind it). Its two siblings to the left and right have started growing again. I think they may have struggled in the intense sunlight this summer, but now the weather is cooling down.
The biggest of the 3 seedlings has started pupping! It is pretty big for a 1,5 year old cactus seedling already and now it’s reproducing. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
This hairy boy is growing fast. The weather is perfect and they’re getting lots of direct sun. The little hair-like spines protect the green body from the strong sun rays.
New pot for my fluffy guy. It really suits him.
It’s been a while since my last update on these fluffy seedlings. I’m pretty sure the tiny one closest to the camera is far gone, but the three in the back look pretty good. Especially the big one.
My fluff balls are getting increasingly harder to capture on camera without everything being a blurry mess. The “spines” are pretty much covering the body at this point.