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Germination of

Opuntia ficus-indica 'Torreón Red'

Indian Fig Cactus: Prickly Pear, Opuntia

Opuntia ficus-indica 'Torreón Red'

Opuntia ficus-indica 'Torre�n Red': Prickly pear cactus seeds need to be scarified, which means nicking or sanding the seed coat to allow moisture to penetrate. After scarification, plant the seeds in well-draining cactus soil, and water sparingly. Keep the container in a warm, bright location, and expect germination to occur within a few weeks to a few months.

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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