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Blossfeldia mizqueana SEEDS

Blossfeldia mizqueana SEEDS

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Blossfeldia is a genus of cacti known as the smallest in the cactus family. Native to Bolivia and Argentina, these tiny plants possess no true spines and grow in clusters, forming dense cushions. The Blossfeldia cacti are highly adapted to their environment; they can withstand both drought and periods of heavy rainfall. They are characterized by their diminutive size, with individual plants often less than one inch in diameter, and by their unique ability to absorb large amounts of water quickly, swelling considerably. The flowers are generally small and white or pale pink.

Cultivation from Seeds:

  1. Seed Collection: Seeds of Blossfeldia should be collected from the fruit after it has dried on the plant. Clean the seeds and store them in a dry place until ready to sow.

  2. Sowing: Sow the seeds in a fine-grained, well-draining cactus mix. They can be sown in small pots or trays, lightly covered with a layer of sand or the same substrate they are sown in.

  3. Germination Environment: Keep the sowing container in a bright place with indirect sunlight. The ideal temperature for germination is around 20°C (68°F). High humidity is necessary, so covering the container with a clear lid or plastic wrap can help.

  4. Watering: Water sparingly, preferably with a spray bottle to prevent washing away the tiny seeds. The substrate should stay slightly moist but not wet.

  5. Germination Time: Blossfeldia seeds may take a long time to germinate, and growers should be prepared for a germination period that could extend from a few weeks to several months.

  6. Seedling Care: Once seedlings appear, they should be gradually acclimatized to less humid conditions. It's important to protect them from direct sunlight to prevent scorching.

  7. Transplanting: Seedlings can be transplanted into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Continue to use a well-draining cactus mix and a pot with good drainage.

  8. Ongoing Care: Water Blossfeldia plants infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. They thrive in a consistent temperature and benefit from a diluted cactus fertilizer during the growing season.

Remember that Blossfeldia is slow-growing and requires patience. With careful attention to their growing conditions, these fascinating small cacti can be a unique addition to any collection.


Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Blossfeldia

Botanical species: Blossfeldia mizqueana ex Kníže

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