Growing cacti from seeds for the first time

dianashhApril 18, 2014

Hello - I have some Echinocactus seeds from my 15 year old golden barrel cactus + melocactus seeds.
I'm planning on planting them tomorrow, I soaked the echinocactus seeds in water until tomorrow. I read that I need to put them on soil using a syringe then cover with plastic bag so it's humid and leave in a bright place (no direct sun) and it should germinate in 4-6 weeks, is there anything else that I need to know? also, do I need to take out the melocactus seeds from the dried fruit before planting? Thanks.

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    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 1:50AM
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cactus_cowboy(z4 WY)

You do need to remove seed from fruit before sowing. Wash the seed thoroughly to remove any pulp clinging to it, allow to dry and then sow.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 10:20AM
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maark23 TX/8a

I would also recommend sterilizing the soil. You can put it in the micro for a few minutes.. Just make sure the mix is moist.


    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 1:54PM
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Hi guys. Thanks for the help I planted the seeds on the 19th and I checked today they germinated!!! I'm so happy about them :D

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:06AM
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LatinLady(6 New York City)

Congratulations, mommy!! Those are some lovely little new babies growing there. Nice job!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 11:48AM
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