How to turn Cacti Seeds into Cacti?

Eric Nitardy ericn.primenet.com
Mon Sep 30 15:54:05 EST 1996


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

>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 hri.ac.uk         Horticulture Research International
>http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/1957/
>
>

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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