Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Stapelia seedling question

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 6, 2014 8:41 PM CST
I received some stapelia seeds last week, and earlier this week they sprouted. I have them in a shallow tray right now and I'm wondering when is it safe to transplant them, and what size container should I use? Thanks
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Name: Kristi
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Mar 8, 2014 6:59 AM CST
Very cool. I would leave them intact for a bit to get established. Then you should be able to 'pick' them out and move them up. The critical part will be to not overwater so I wouldn't overpot.

I haven't tried that but know a gal that did and I saved her info. Let me read through it and see what she said. Maybe send you a link... good luck!
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 8, 2014 8:50 AM CST
Maybe @Stush2019 can give you some advice.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 8, 2014 9:25 PM CST
Thanks Kristi and Hetty. Most of the seeds sprouted in 5-6 days. A link would be wonderful, and should I email Stush2019? I tried looking online for stapelia seedling care but I couldn't find much info it. I have a few two inch pots that I can transplant them in when the time comes. Thumbs up
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Mar 9, 2014 6:50 PM CST
Cameron,
Doing fine so far. How many seeds did you start with? How many germinated? Myself, I got 100 seeds from EBay and got 25 plants so far. With my Huernia, I got 35 out of 100 seeds. I have just transplanted my Huernia seeds from their pan into their first pots. I used plastic 3 oz. Dixie Cups with holes in bottom and used a paper 3 oz. cup inside. Helps to wisk water up. I placed them in a cake pan with plastic lid, $1 at most grocery stores. Need the high humuity untill they get a full root system.
I waited untill they started growing beyound the first two litter arms on the plant, appox. 1 inch high.
BTY, which kind did you get seeds from? Mine are a mix of many different kinds.
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 10, 2014 5:21 AM CST
Thanks so much Stush Thumbs up Your seedlings look great. I think I got about 30 seeds from an unknown stapelia and about 26 germinated. They were really fresh seeds, and I accidentally dropped the tray when I was moving it towards a window. Thankfully the seedlings were ok and only a little soil was displaced. I'll need to buy some Dixie cups but I'll wait to transplant them until they are an inch high like you said. That's a very clever idea to use paper cups inside regular to wick the water. I also have plenty of domed cake pans. Right now I found a matching tray to go on top of the seedling tray and the seedlings are under an artificial light most of the day. Thanks so much Stush for the information Smiling
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Mar 10, 2014 11:23 AM CST
You are welcome. Now waiting for the flowers. It may take 3 years. Hopefully some might bloom in 2 years. I'll show pictures and be giving away the doubles.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 10, 2014 3:44 PM CST
I'm definitely curious about the flowers. Hurray!
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 19, 2014 1:25 PM CST
Here is an updated picture of the seedlings. I lost a few but the remaining ones seem pretty healthy. Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 19, 2014 1:27 PM CST
Looking good! Thumbs up
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 19, 2014 1:29 PM CST
Thanks Hetty Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 19, 2014 5:31 PM CST
Wow those are cute!! Good luck Cameron! Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 19, 2014 5:49 PM CST
Thanks Greg! The person who sent me them posted a picture and the blooms looked more like orbea variegata, but I'm not %100 certain. Hopefully I'll know for sure once they bloom? Thumbs up
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 19, 2014 7:42 PM CST
I love when the cacti babies look like the adults only mini!! Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 19, 2014 8:23 PM CST
Oh they are so cute!! I am not good growing from seed, so I enjoy reading success stories! Keep us posted how it continuous to grow!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 19, 2014 10:44 PM CST
Tarev that is me too!! I am so much better with plants rather than seeds!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 19, 2014 11:39 PM CST
Yey! I am not alone in seed planting conundrum. I try but my patience wears thin fast..and the plant mutually exhibits it too..so I just stick with cuttings or smaller plants right away.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 20, 2014 12:04 AM CST
Me too Tarev! But I am going to try semp seeds this next spring...why not! Hilarious!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 20, 2014 11:17 AM CST
And I would watch your semp seed planting too! Big Grin
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Nov 20, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Thanks Tarev and Greg. Over the Summer I kind of forgot about them but once I brought them indoors, I was proud that the little seedlings are growing up. Big Grin

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