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Acanthocalyacium peitscherianum SEEDS

Acanthocalyacium peitscherianum SEEDS

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Acanthocalycium peitscherianum is a cactus is native to South America and is known for its small to medium size, spherical to slightly elongated shape, and solitary growth. The body is covered with numerous white spines that can range from short and fine to longer and needle-like. It blooms with attractive, brightly colored flowers that typically have a funnel shape and can be quite large in relation to the body of the cactus.

Cultivation from Seeds:

  1. Seed Preparation: No special preparation is needed, but the seeds should be fresh and clean for the best germination rate.

  2. Sowing: Use a cactus-specific, well-draining soil mix. The seeds should be sprinkled on the surface and lightly pressed into the mix. They need light to germinate, so they should not be buried.

  3. Germination Environment: Keep the seeds in a warm (about 20-25°C or 68-77°F), bright environment without direct sunlight. Covering the container with a clear plastic lid can help maintain the humidity.

  4. Watering: Water lightly using a spray bottle to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Over-watering can lead to seed rot.

  5. Germination Time: Germination can take from several weeks to a few months, depending on the conditions and the freshness of the seeds.

  6. Seedling Care: Once the seedlings emerge, gradually acclimate them to the environment by removing the plastic lid for short periods to reduce humidity.

  7. Transplanting: When seedlings have grown enough to be handled, typically when they have developed a few true spines, transplant them into individual pots.

  8. Ongoing Care: Water the plants sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering. They prefer bright light with some protection from the hottest rays of the sun.

Growing Acanthocalycium peitscherianum from seeds is a slow but satisfying process, offering growers the pleasure of nurturing this cactus from its very beginnings to its flowering maturity.


Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Acanthocalyacium

Botanical species: Acanthocalyacium peitscherianum

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