Success With Seeds Cacti

Cacti Germination Information

Cacti is the botanical name for Cactus
Cacti Seed Germination How to Sow Cacti:
  • Start indoors any time of the year, maintaining a temperature of 70-75° F during germination
  • Do not coversmaller seed types
  • Cover the larger types 4 times their thickness in soil
  • Keep the soil on the dry side
  • Germination is erratic and can take anywhere from 5 days to several months
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Cacti:
Soil: Keep the soil on the dry side. Varieties grown from seed are generally desert types requiring direct sunlight, porous sandy soil

Temperature: Plant tolerates heat, low humidity and drought

Watering:  Water sparingly and feed lightly (once a month during the growing season)

Additional Care:When grown indoors, Cactus requires a bright, sunny window or 14-16 hours of artificial light

Appearance and Use:

Many distinctive and unusual genera and species for container growth are included in the well-known group. Depending on the species, Cacti can take many forms - climbing, columnar, round, upright, flat, or creeping. Reaching 2-12 inches tall and 2-8 inches wide, most varieties bloom in spring with 1/4- to 1-inch flowers in a wide range of shapes and colors. The flat types have fleshy stems. Many are leafless, but some have blue, green, or sliver foliage. Many have scales, spines, or bristles

About Cacti:
Pronunciation:  kak’ti
Origination: Cactaceae; native to the Americas
Common Name: Cactus