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Growing cacti from seeds for the first time

Posted by dianashh Jordan (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 18:12

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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RE: Growing cacti from seeds for the first time

Here are some links you might want to refer to:

http://www.dbg.org/system/files/51/original/Growing Cactus from Seed.pdf?1279065271

http://www.bcss.org.uk/seedraising.php

http://cactiguide.com/article/?article=article21.php

Good luck!!


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RE: Growing cacti from seeds for the first time

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.


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RE: Growing cacti from seeds for the first time

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.

Mark


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RE: Growing cacti from seeds for the first time

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


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RE: Growing cacti from seeds for the first time

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


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