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Germination of

Notocactus magnificus

Balloon Cactus, Powder Puff Cactus, Balloon Pincushion.

Notocactus magnificus

The seeds of Notocactus magnificus should be sown in a well-draining soil mix, burying them just below the soil surface. Water sparingly and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. A temperature range of 70-80�F (21-27�C) is ideal for germination, which typically takes 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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