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Germination of

Azureocereus hertlingianus

Blue Cereus Cactus, Argentine Toothpick, Pilocereus azureus.

Azureocereus hertlingianus

Azureocereus hertlingianus: To germinate Azureocereus hertlingianus, start by soaking the seeds in water for 24-48 hours to soften the seed coat. Then, sow the seeds in a well-draining cactus soil mix, and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Place the pot in a warm location with bright, indirect light, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Germination should occur within 2-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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