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Germination of

Opuntia streptacantha 'Zacatecas Purple' 

Purple Passion Prickly Pear, Purple Prickly Pear, Purple Prickly Pear, Zacatecas Purple Cactus, Purple-Clad Prickly Pear, Purple-Stemmed Opuntia

Opuntia streptacantha 'Zacatecas Purple' 

Follow similar germination instructions as for Opuntia ficus-indica. Sow the seeds in sandy, well-draining soil, maintain warmth, and provide sunlight. Germination typically takes 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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