Update added! Here’s to hoping this sweet little cactus has produced seeds! Frailea castanea (aka Frailea asterioides) tend to be ‘cleistogamous,’ meaning they self-pollinate within the closed flower bud. We open up the bud and see what’s inside…
UPDATE! Guess what y’all! We already have 🌵 babies! Right after I uploaded the Frailea video Friday, I potted the seeds up. Two days later, I saw 3 seeds had germinated and today, DAY 3, we have 13 that have germinated! This is a macro shot of course, but you can already see a bit of detail. AND the Frailea IS putting out a second flower bud – in fact, it’s almost like the second one pushed the first one out.
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