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Ferocactus Townsendianus - Aleksej the Big

Ferocactus Townsendianus - Aleksej the Big (Ferocactus Townsendianus)

I've had this cactus for 13 years now (from seed), and it's pretty massive, weighing in at 23 kilos (50 lbs)!

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to have from seed then to see a result like this must be truly satisfying? what dedication!!

9 Feb, 2014


You must be proud of this growing it from seed to this

9 Feb, 2014


Yes, it's a great satisfaction for me! This work needed a great patience and long time. The result is always uncertain.
The seeds sprout easily, but immediately after follows a very critical period which lasts about 2-3 years when they are very fragile, they grow slowly and need special care. After that they are already stronger and grow faster. A large part of my cacti are grown this way.

9 Feb, 2014


yes ive seen that process the first 2-3 years! some seeds are so very tiny to.
thank you for detailed information....

9 Feb, 2014


You are welcome!

10 Feb, 2014

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