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Germination of

Gibbaeum velutinum 'Pink'

Shark Beak - Pink: Red shark tooth, Shark's mouth plant

Gibbaeum velutinum 'Pink'

Gibbaeum velutinum 'Pink', 'Schwantesii', and 'White': Gibbaeum velutinum seeds can be germinated using a few simple steps. Start by planting the seeds in a well-draining potting mix or a mixture of coarse sand and peat. Water the soil lightly and cover the container with plastic wrap to create a humid environment. Place the container in a warm, bright location with temperatures between 70-80�F. The soil should be kept slightly moist, but not waterlogged. Germination can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on the variety. Once seedlings emerge, remove the plastic wrap and continue to grow them in a warm, bright location until they are large enough to be transplanted into their own containers.

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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