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Fertilizing cactus seedlings.

Posted by Microthrix 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 16, 12 at 0:47

When can you start fertilizing Cactus seedlings?
I have some maybe 7 month old Melocactus seedlings. They seem extremely small for their age (maybe im doing something wrong) and i was wondering if fertilization would help grow them up faster.

If a pic is needed i will get that tomorrow.

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RE: Fertilizing cactus seedlings.

Hey Z,

I don't grow many cacti from seed but I do have a few going (Leuchtenbergia principa and some Ariocarpus). My experience in seeds is mostly Mesembs but also quite a bit of Anacampseros, Avonia, Aloe, Gasteria, Haworthia and some Agave.

I begin fertilizing with every watering immediately after germination is complete but diluted to 1/10th normal strength. I have experienced greatly improved results since I began doing this.

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