Cactus Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Chehalis, Wa
Question by gmarosey
April 7, 2009
We are having a convention soon and we have seeds of a variety of cactus seeds, how when and how long does this take. our convention is in October, late.

Answer from NGA
April 7, 2009


The time it takes for cactus seeds to germinate depends upon the type of cactus and the temperature. The seeds need no pre-treatment, just sprinkle them on some moistened seed starting mix and barely cover with fine sand. Place the tray inside a plastic bag and put it in a warm place (65F - 75F degrees). The seeds can take one week to several months to germinate. When they sprout remove the plastic bag and put the tray in a brightly lit place. If you start now, you should have a nice collection of baby cacti by late October.

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