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mammillaria geminispina succulent cactus lithops seedsseeds SIAI ₱23

₱23 ₱29
Tiny seeds, almost as fine as dust, such as lithops, other succulents and some cacti can be difficult to handle

mammillaria geminispina succulent cactus lithops seedsseeds SIAI


Use a small pan or pot for sowing, about 4 or 5 inches is adequate
Pour a heaped teaspoon of fine sand into the seed packet and shake to mix sand and seed
Do not cover the seed with compost, simply press them into the surface with the wooden presser
Cover with a piece of glass, cling film or seal inside a polythene bag to keep the compost moist and the atmosphere slightly humid
Sowing: Sow indoors at any time of year
Stand the pots in water, allow to soak thoroughly and drain
Do not cover seeds, they require light for germination, avoid direct sunlight by shading the seeds after sowing

mammillaria geminispina succulent cactus lithops seedsseeds SIAI


Care should be taken to prevent the pots drying out from below
Germination will usually take 10-180 days, patience is required, don't throw away the tray too soon
Be careful to keep the top of the compost damp
From now on, the tiny seedlings need to be in a good light, but must be protected from direct sun
Growth is slow, 6 to 8 weeks after sowing transplant to single small pots 3in Grow on at 18 to 25°C during daytime and 15 to 18°C during night
Temperatures below 15°C will result in leaf deformation
After 12 to 14 months transplant into a bigger pot

mammillaria geminispina succulent cactus lithops seedsseeds SIAI


The sowing of Anacampseros, Conophytum, Echeveria, Crassulacea, Lithops and Mesembryanthemum should not have a temperature above 20 °C until germination and should not be covered
10 seeds

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