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Welcome to the forum :)

Looks like a Peanut Cactus, Echinopsis chamaecereus.

Have a look here...

 
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Thanks for the welcome. And the suggestion. Quite possibly. It's quite small so hard to compare with a lot of the web pics of peanut cactus. I have another couple to post now that I suddenly seem to have developed an interest in them.
 

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You're welcome :)

It looks a bit etiolated, that is it's been growing a bit thin in winter when the light is a bit low and it should be resting. See if you can put it somewhere cooler till spring. That will also encourage flowering.

We'll be willing to help with the others too :)
 

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Here's another few pics of ours without the flowers...
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Thanks, had a look around today trying to identify what I have, think it might be Stetsonia coryne... This one I'm a bit stuck with though...View attachment 75460
Looks like a Mammillaria magnimamma, also known as M. polythele :)

 
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They produce seed pods some months after flowering, i've just sown about 20 seeds from one, most of them have germinated in the past few days.
 
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Perfect, yes that's where I arrived. Thanks. I've just sown 30 random cactus seeds and today I see the tiniest hints of green.
 
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Excellent :) Make sure they don't dry out but keep an eye open for damping off fungus at this time of year. If you do get it, try to put them in filtered sunlight, but not direct, and sprinkle with cinnamon or sulphur :)
 

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