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Germination of

Cactaceae sp.

Cactus (family), Desert Cactus, Succulent Cactus

Cactaceae sp.

Cactaceae is a family of succulent plants with thousands of different species, each with its own specific germination requirements. In general, cactus seeds require a well-draining soil mix and a warm, bright location to germinate. Some cactus seeds require a period of stratification, where they are kept in a cool, moist location for several weeks before being brought into warm conditions to germinate. Others require scarification, where the hard seed coat is scratched or sanded to allow water to penetrate the seed. Before germinating cactus seeds, it's important to research the specific requirements for the species you are working with.

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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