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#1 hostilis

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

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...UM-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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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:30 AM

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


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

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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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:56 AM

Looks great!
Enjoy every moment!

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

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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Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:33 PM

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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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

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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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

Aztekium_valdezii_2.jpg

 

unique plant if this is it..............


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:42 PM

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...


And never jaguars?
Sorry, only wiggly lines.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

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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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

How old are your plants? We have a few riteriis on spach grafts, usually get 5-10 years old then die, bastard things.
And never jaguars?
Sorry, only wiggly lines.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:26 AM

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


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:34 AM

I just started some like a month ago. Lol.