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Ariocarpus retusus X kotschoubeyanus IB19C SEEDS

Ariocarpus retusus X kotschoubeyanus IB19C SEEDS

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Product Description

The Ariocarpus retusus x kotschoubeyanus 'IB19c' is a specific hybrid between Ariocarpus retusus and Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus, known for combining the notable characteristics of both parent species into a singular, fascinating succulent. This hybrid tends to exhibit a mix of the geometrical leaf shapes characteristic of A. retusus with the smaller, more detailed tubercles of A. kotschoubeyanus, potentially tinged with purple hues. The 'IB19c' designation likely refers to a specific selection or breeding line that has been identified for its distinctive qualities, such as unique tubercle formations, growth habits, or flower colors, which could range from white to pink based on the influence of its parentage.

Cultivation from Seeds

Growing the Ariocarpus retusus x kotschoubeyanus 'IB19c' from seeds can be an exciting challenge, offering the satisfaction of nurturing a rare plant from its earliest stages. Here’s a brief guide to cultivation:

  1. Seed Sourcing: Obtain fresh seeds from a reputable source to ensure viability.

  2. Sowing Time: Plant in spring to take advantage of optimal germination temperatures.

  3. Soil Mix: Use a well-draining cactus mix or create your own with a blend of coarse sand, perlite, and a small amount of organic matter.

  4. Planting: Spread seeds evenly on the soil surface, pressing lightly for contact but not covering them, as light aids germination.

  5. Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, using a spray bottle to mist lightly. A clear plastic cover can help retain humidity.

  6. Temperature and Light: Maintain at warm temperatures around 20-25°C (68-77°F) in a bright location out of direct sunlight.

  7. Germination: Expect seeds to sprout within weeks, but be patient as some may take longer.

  8. Aftercare: Once seedlings appear, gradually reduce humidity and increase light exposure to harden them off.

  9. Transplanting: When seedlings are sturdy enough, transplant them into individual pots with the same soil mix.

  10. Ongoing Care: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry completely between waterings, and provide bright, indirect light.

Growing Ariocarpus retusus x kotschoubeyanus 'IB19c' from seeds is a rewarding journey that requires patience and care, ultimately leading to the addition of a truly unique specimen to your succulent collection.


Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Ariocarpus

Botanical species: Ariocarpus retusus X kotschoubeyanus

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