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Germination of

Cheiridopsis denticulata

Rabbit Ears Succulent - Opuntia microdasys, Bunny Ears Cactus, Polka-Dot Cactus

Cheiridopsis denticulata

Cheiridopsis denticulata is a succulent plant that produces daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red. The seeds are best sown in the spring or summer. Start by preparing a well-draining soil mix, such as a mixture of sand and peat moss. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and cover them with a thin layer of sand. Water the soil lightly and keep it moist but not waterlogged. Place the container in a warm and bright location, and cover it with plastic to create a humid environment. Germination can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the conditions.

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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