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Germination of

Cephalocleistocactus ritteri

Ritter Cactus: Rat tail cactus, Mistletoe cactus

Cephalocleistocactus ritteri

Cephalocleistocactus ritteri seeds should be sown in a well-draining cactus soil mix, and the soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged. The seeds require warmth to germinate, so a consistent temperature of 20-25�C (68-77�F) is recommended. A heating mat can be used to maintain the temperature. The seeds typically take 2-4 weeks to germinate. Once the seedlings have emerged, they can be transplanted into individual pots with a similar soil mix.

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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