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New Aztekium species Aztekium valdezii

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I just found out about this new Aztekium species. I was only aware of riterii and hintonii. Have any of you heard of this or are any of you growing it?

Here's a paper on it. http://xerophilia.ro/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/AZTEKIUM-VALDEZII.pdf

I would love to get my hands on some seed. If I would have heard about this earlier I would have tried to get some seed before sowing my other aztekium seed.

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They look like little alien creatures buried in the mud! Awesome.

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I heard of this cactus 6 months ago thru xerophilia. The seeds have been on sale for atleast 3-4 month now thru a czech site. The seeds are around 7 dollars each at the moment. They have appeared cheaper recently on the popular auction site however I wouldn't trust those seeds.

I was gonna get some seeds however they were sold out at the time I made my order however they have now returned.

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Looks great!

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Yeah , they are trying to keep a cap on the location , but they are also trying hard to get seeds out to collectors and vendors in order to discourage poaching . I have seen seeds going on a few auction sites already .

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Same here. Thay are SPENDY! I might have a trade in order here soon. I see some people from the czech republic selling plants on ebay too. I'm guessing they're poached,

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I would hope that people haven't already poached this species , we don't even know the full extent of it's population yet. As a collector I'm happy , but I wouldn't have minded waiting five years before they released the discovery to the public, if it meant keeping the species from vanishing from the fucking earth.

I will do my best to get the seeds into circulation locally if I manage to get my hands on some , if it even matters at this point.

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unique plant ..............

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Does anyone on this forum actually grow Aztekiums? fucking cunts of things to grow from my experience. only had success with grafts and even then...

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I have some riterii and hintoni growing from seed. I actually successfully grafted one to a pereskiopsis from seed. But these god damn fucking thrips munched on it and dehydrated it. :( I also have a small plant grafted onto a myrtillocactus (riterii)

The valdezii seeds on ebay are like $250 for 100 seeds or $30 for 10 seeds.

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How old are your plants? We have a few riteriis on spach grafts, usually get 5-10 years old then die, bastard things.

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How interesting, I just happened across that article/report yesterday as well.

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I just started some like a month ago. Lol.

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Bump! what a gorgeous thread to find :)

i found this too http://www.arides.info/article0003.html just now, looking for info to swat up on

hope its useful to ya as a handy link

I think I'm gna use the med cappost-14443-0-90792400-1418668712_thumb.j and baby food tub "tek" to try growing some aztekium from seed...

-prep soaking in bleach solutionpost-14443-0-14138200-1418668708_thumb.j

-good to gopost-14443-0-83018000-1418674579_thumb.j

....and finally get round to using zell's 100% mineral based substrate and distilled water tek

but may boil/nuke/kill with power for just in case..

izer gna use pure aquarium silica after i figure out what to bung my med cap holes with

-might just get another fresh cap and not bother with the holes yet... shrug

after some fun ...ended up with a triple layer "fukken pro" tek x]

this time instead of using perlite, verm and seed loam(john innes seed)

I used washed and nuked horticultural gravel,post-14443-0-66066600-1418682766_thumb.jpost-14443-0-53731500-1418682776_thumb.j

washed and nuked non-clumping granular kitty litter (DE silica -NOT FULLER'S EARTH! )post-14443-0-77425500-1418682850_thumb.jand washed+nuked horticultural sand...

and some icing for the cakepost-14443-0-79258600-1418682864_thumb.jpost-14443-0-01794500-1418682892_thumb.jpost-14443-0-68806100-1418682894_thumb.j

...will remove the dividers/labels ..and re-nuke it and re-hydrate it with boiled distilled water, cool and sow

...when it happens B)

now to go hunt some seed..

-edit- found em, and then had a really bad dream that the valdezii were

(ritteriiXhintonii) X astrophytum myriostigma kikko , ... gah, still feels real even now...

-later edit- I may add 2 more dividers for different location data ritterii and hintonii

like thispost-14443-0-57134900-1419326571_thumb.j

Edited by ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ
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I have a A. hintonii on its own roots, that flowered a couple of times in 2014. And a A. ritteri that is grafted - it has made some moderate growth, but has never flowered - but grafted plants seldom do.

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theyre sneaky flowerers, I've only had one flower on one of my 2 grafted ritterii.. and only noticed it after it had shut

I have 1 hintonii own roots but it's never flowered ... but then, I've only had them since earlier this year.

I give them 5-6X strength tomato feed when i water them though

Edited by ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ

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My grafted plants flower like mad. Way more than my own roots ones since they flower all year round.

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love how they gold plated seeds for storage B)

and will definitely be in it for the long haul ....

and honoured to do my bit towards: "controlled breeding efforts to mitigate the effects that could occur by illegal collection of plants"

:wub:

here's some out-sourced porn to keep us going in the mean time till we can make our own

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rawrz i very much look forward to that happening on my grafts...

thanks H

maybe I'll be able to hone the flowering skills once I learn more about stocks.. I think mine are on tricho's, but whatever they are , they apear to be the best stock for a heated tank, myrtillos hate it in there n so did jusbertii

still growing peresk' outside and in the GH too for futures down her path..

I'll take a picpost-14443-0-36457700-1418840006_thumb.j , maybe will try again later when the lights come on in the Ixtlahuatlpost-14443-0-11875300-1418864363_thumb.jpost-14443-0-21778100-1418864368_thumb.jpost-14443-0-55396600-1418864391_thumb.j

look fwd to any of your guy's aztekium porn too

and grateful to, recieve/further-share, any help/info I can get/aquire; in having all 3 flowering away like mad eventually and covered in fly shit (like on zelly's phwoaaarn)...i mean seeds :innocent_n:

it's nice to read that their upkeep becomes very easy if you can get them through their preliminary years

and lol , anything with the word Aztek involved draws me like a magnet

Edited by ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ

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Some of us do grow them, with a degree of success.

My A. hintonii, blooming in July 2014.

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gorgeous flower! , :wub:

I sure look forward to a bloom like that one on mine

maybe mods here will stop editing my posts and I might stick around to show the flowers by then

Edited by ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ

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eQojapi_PZk.jpg3882386.jpg

Officially one of my new favorite flowers!

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hows your last sowing round goin now hostilis? :drool2: any piccies?

at what size/age dyu reckon my crappy phone camera will be able to photograph some ?

(lol, sorry, I'ze real eager ... my seeds've not even arrived yet) :innocent_n:

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