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Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus elephantidens     11/10/21

This genus is worth studying if for no other reason than it is a caricature (?) of cactus. They all grow impossibly slowly, and they don't seem to follow most cactus culture norms. I have so many of them now because I planted more than 1000 seeds, so that I'll try to make some progress in developing rational directions for successfully growing the things. The plants are still very very small, even after two years since sowing. I may not succeed, but it won't be for lack of trying. They really are worth the work because they look so strange and they flower so extravagantly in late summer to fall, which is not a common cactus flowering time.

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