Thursday, November 11, 2010
The cactus egg
Seon gave me this for my birthday. She had no idea I have been trying to grow an aloe from a seed. She just knows I like cacti.
Here's how it's supposed to grow*.
*Your results may vary
No turning back now.
Inside the shell is soil and a little paper with a couple of tiny cactus seeds (of unknown, but most likely common species).
Also included was a packet with a few extra seeds, which I stuck in shell as well.
I was a little concerned about what would happen to the seed paper when I watered it, and I decided to put a few granules of crushed pumice on top. Turns out the paper dissolved quickly when I watered the soil in the egg.
So now, we wait.
I did search online to see if anyone else had documented their experience with an Eggling cactus. I found this set on Flickr.