“Here’s my Melocactus again. After 22 days mula nung binili ko [siya], may fruit na sa red cap [niya]. Sa loob ng fruit na yan ay [iyong] seeds [niya] na black,” she said.
(Twenty-two days after I bought it, it has a fruit on its red cap. Inside the fruit is the seeds which are black.)
She then shared the process of planting it.
“Ang ginawa ko ay binunot ko [iyong] fruit [niya] at pinisa ko para makuha ang seeds then pinatuyo ko ng isang araw,” she said.
(What I did was I take out the fruit and crushed it to get the seed and drained it for one day.)
After a day, Magdangal readied her pot which contains “90% coco peat” and “10% vermicast.”
She then sprinkled the seeds at the top of the soil and put a bit of Osmocote, a slow growth fertilizer, on the side.
“Nilagay ko [siya] sa loob ng ziplock at diniligan at [naglagay] din ng tubig sa labas ng pot. Then ziplock na at hindi bubuksan ng 3 months pero [araw-araw] observe dahil baka magkaroon ng lumot na dapat tanggalin,” she shared.
(I placed it inside a ziplock and then watered it and put water outside the pot. [It stayed in the] ziplock and was not to be opened for three months, but it should be observed every day because it might have moss which should be removed.)
Magdangal said that there is a need for it to be ziplocked because it needs humidity and so that it will not be infested with fungus and pests.
Magdangal admitted she is no expert and that she learned it from Pauline of Instagram page @thepeapot.
Lately, Magdangal has been collecting different types of cacti.