Tag: cactus seeds

New Nowocactus

I went looking for more big and decorative cacti to fill my new flat and was lucky to find a Notocactus with 3 seed pods!
This cactus is fat and adorable, and in summer it will develop amazing and huge flowers.

I picked off two of the ripened seed pods and scraped out the seeds, washed them and let them dry on a piece of paper.
Some of them had already started to germinate (there were even small seedlings in the old soil next to the adult cactus), so I decided to quickly sow some and hope for the best.

Seed haul

Pseudolithos cubiformis (now watch me kill them all by looking at them wrong)
Astrophytum asterias – cv Super Kabuto
Euphorbia obesa 

Monilaria moniliformis (the world’s cutest succulent/mesemb)
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Conophytum pillansii
Fenestraria aurantiaca
Argyroderma aureum
Gibbaeum comptonii
Oophytum nanum
Oophytum oviforme
Cheiridopsis, mixed

I’ll sow the Pseudolithos, Astrophytum, Euphorbia, Monilaria and Gibbaeum, because these were the ones I was initially looking for. The Pseudolithos are going to be a pain to raise, but I love a good challenge!