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Germination of

Ferocactus horridus

Barrel Cactus, Fishhook Cactus, Compass Cactus.

Ferocactus horridus

Ferocactus horridus: Ferocactus horridus, commonly known as the barrel cactus, can be germinated from seeds. The seeds should be planted in well-draining soil, and kept in a warm, bright location. The temperature should be around 70-80�F (21-27�C) for optimal germination. The seeds can take several weeks to several months to germinate.

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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