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Germination of

Cleistocactus strausii

Wooly Torch Cactus: Parodia Magnifica, Snowball Cactus, Old Lady Cactus, Pincushion Cactus

Cleistocactus strausii

Cleistocactus strausii: Cleistocactus strausii seeds should be sown in well-draining soil and kept in a warm and dry environment. The ideal temperature for germination is around 70-80�F (21-27�C). Water the soil sparingly to prevent it from drying out completely, but avoid overwatering which can cause the seeds to rot. Germination can take several weeks to several months.

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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