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Germination of

Mammillaria elongata

Ladyfinger Cactus: Echinocactus horizonthalonius, Horse Crippler, Devil's Tongue

Mammillaria elongata

Mammillaria elongata (Ladyfinger Cactus): To germinate Ladyfinger Cactus seeds, start by scattering them over a well-draining soil mix. Cover the container with a clear plastic bag to retain moisture and keep it in a warm, bright location with partial shade. Water the soil regularly to keep it moist, but not overly wet. Germination should occur in 1-2 weeks.

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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