How to turn Cacti Seeds into Cacti?

Eric Nitardy
Mon Sep 30 15:54:05 EST 1996

On 30 Sep 1996 09:05:37 GMT, Mick Partis <mick.partis at>

>If I remember correctly, the last time I germinated cacti seeds I used a 
>grit/sand mixture (don't cover the seeds, just lie them on the surface) 
>and a temperature 18-20 C.
>mick.partis at         Horticulture Research International

The above is good advice, but take note that many (perhaps most) cacti
germinate more rapidly and with much high percentages if pre-treated
with gibberellic acid (20-30ppm). This should be available at a good
greenhouse supply.

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