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Germination of

Opuntia ficus-indica 'Zacatecas Orange'

Orange Prickly Pear: Indian Fig, Cactus Pear, Tuna, Nopal, Barbary Fig

Opuntia ficus-indica 'Zacatecas Orange'

Opuntia ficus-indica 'Zacatecas Orange': The seeds of Opuntia ficus-indica 'Zacatecas Orange' can be sown in well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5 and kept in a warm, sunny location. It is recommended to soak the seeds in water for 24 hours prior to sowing to improve germination rates. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged, and germination typically occurs within 2-4 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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