Dionae wrote:Looking good! Excited to see what comes from that cross.
A lil tip on the cactus next time you grow some from seed. They like to be moist with high humidity. I grow mine in baggies. I know, sounds weird for cactus but that's how I've learned to grow them. I'll post pics after work.
I’ve got these growing in a bag with high humidity, but I do believe they’ve dried out some because the pots are so tiny. I’m pretty stoked for the Christmas cactus cross, too. I love growing those things.
Jeeper wrote:Love the agave! Wish I was able to grow them outdoors year round, alas, stuck with smaller species that i can bring in...
Agaves are great. The species of these seedlings, A. utahensis
is extremely cold hardy and not super big. The biggest I saw out in the wild were only like 2 feet wide (though the bloom spikes were much bigger than that).
Here’s a couple of my other agaves. They’re all still itty bitty right now. Here, the biggest problem is agave weevil, which eats out the plant and kills it. There’s no cure. I know for a fact that it occurs in my neighborhood, but it hasn’t gotten to any agaves on my property.
I’ve also got A. bracteosa
. I might get some bulbils off of my neighbor’s gigantic A. americana
that bloomed this year (the rosette was nearly 10' tall before blooming
), but IDK if I want to deal with that species. If I get a big one, I’d much rather deal with A. weberi
or A. ovaltifolia
. I have some unknown medium-sized agaves in the ground that might be A. americana
, but they look a bit wrong and are on the small side.