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Ariocarpus retusus X kotschoubeyanus IB6 SEEDS

Ariocarpus retusus X kotschoubeyanus IB6 SEEDS

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The Ariocarpus retusus x kotschoubeyanus 'IB6' is a hybrid between Ariocarpus retusus and Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus, two cactus species known for their interesting shapes and textures. This specific hybrid, designated as 'IB6', has been selected for its unique features that combine aspects of both parent plants. Ariocarpus hybrids are valued for their ability to present a wide variety of forms, flower colors, and sizes, often resulting in plants with aesthetic qualities enhanced compared to their parents.

Cultivation from Seeds

Cultivating Ariocarpus retusus x kotschoubeyanus 'IB6' from seeds is a rewarding process that requires patience and care. Here are some essential steps:

  1. Seed Collection and Storage: Obtaining fresh seeds is crucial for good germination. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place until sowing.

  2. Sowing Time: Spring is the ideal time to sow, utilizing warmer temperatures to encourage germination.

  3. Soil Preparation: Use a well-draining cactus-specific soil mix. A combination of coarse sand, perlite, and a bit of compost provides the right balance of drainage and nutrients.

  4. Sowing: Spread the seeds evenly over the soil surface, without covering them, as they need light to germinate. Press lightly to ensure contact with the soil.

  5. Moisture: Keep the soil slightly moist but not waterlogged, covering the container with a transparent lid or film to retain moisture.

  6. Location and Temperature: Place the seeds in a bright location but not in direct sunlight, with temperatures around 20-25°C to optimize germination.

  7. Germination: Ariocarpus seeds may take several weeks to germinate. It's important to maintain consistent moisture without saturating the soil.

  8. Seedling Care: Once emerged, gradually acclimatize the seedlings by reducing humidity. When they are robust enough, transplant them into individual pots.

  9. Ongoing Care: Provide indirect light and water only when the soil is completely dry. These hybrids appreciate conditions similar to their natural habitats.

Cultivating Ariocarpus retusus x kotschoubeyanus 'IB6' from seeds is an excellent way to explore the variety and beauty of Ariocarpus hybrids, adding a unique and fascinating element to succulent collections or rock gardens.


Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Ariocarpus retusus X kotschoubeyanus IB6

Botanical species: Cactaceae

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