An update on the seed from Cactus Heaven. The seed was sown on 20-5-08, 17 days ago, using my normal method. Mix of 1 part soil based compost, 1 part sharpe sand and 1 part vermiculite. Pots stood in hot water and seed sown on th surface of the compost and then placed into a heated propagater.
18 packets of seed were sown out of which only 8 packets germinated. The following packets failed to germinate...meridioseri SB03, isotensis Rep771, pottsii SB324, bernalensis MBF 138, crassior FO-273, centrailfera Rep 1131, gasterantha Rep 943, tlalocii FO-223, xaltianguensis Lau 1155 and slevinii Lau 036.
Out of the 8 packets that did germinate only 2 lots, tetrancistra LZ 792 and boolii Lau 772, gave good germination. The remaining 6 packets, tezontle ML 690, nivosa, picta Lau 1063, miegeana Lau 612, pygmaea Rep 1369 and spinossima 'Super Red' produced only 1 or 2 seedlings each.