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PostSubject: Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos)   Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos) EmptyFri Oct 14, 2016 5:44 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have seeds from *I think* E. ancistrophora.  I was delighted when they sprouted, but they've grown incredibly slowly.

Here, they're about 3 months old.  The Australian coin for scale is about the size of an American dime.

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In this picture, they are are a year and a half old... not even sure they're still alive after this last winter, but when they were more obviously alive, they were that size.

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So should this cactus be growing more than this in 18 months?

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos)   Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos) EmptySat Oct 15, 2016 8:28 am

Best way to tell is to re-pot them. If you remove them from the soil and there is no root they are probably dead.

It is possible that you dried them out too early. Normally I keep my seedlings under high humidity/temp for 4-6 months before drying out. If you dry them out to early they will take a very long time to get going.


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PostSubject: Re: Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos)   Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos) EmptySat Oct 15, 2016 10:18 am

That's probably what happened - dried out too early. How do you tell when that should happen - just by the elapsed time, or when they're a certain size?

If I did dry them out too early, is it too late to put them back into a high humidity/temp environment?

Thanks @SneakyCuttlefish for that. Good tip.
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PostSubject: Re: Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos)   Does E. ancistrophora grow *this* slowly (photos) EmptySat Oct 15, 2016 11:48 pm

Normally you can't put them back in. Once a cactus has dried out there are a number of biological processes that kick in that help the cactus to survive drought. These processes make the cactus intolerable to high humidity.

I don't have any method for drying them out. A few weeks is not long enough. Any more than 6 months and algae and other bacteria's tend to get in and cause problems. That's my experience anyway.

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