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Germination of

Hildewintera aureispina

Golden Rat Tail Cactus: Rat's Tail Cactus, Aporocactus flagelliformis, Disocactus flagelliformis

Hildewintera aureispina

Hildewintera aureispina: Hildewintera aureispina, also known as golden rat tail cactus, can be grown from seed. Start by filling a small pot with a well-draining cactus mix. Sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil, and cover them with a thin layer of sand or fine gravel. Water lightly, and place the pot in a warm, bright location. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. The seeds should germinate in 1-2 weeks, and once the seedlings have grown a few sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted into individual pots.

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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