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Bolivicereus samaipatanus SEEDS

Bolivicereus samaipatanus SEEDS

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Bolivicereus samaipatanus is a cactus species belonging to the Cactaceae family, native to Bolivia. Known for its columnar growth habit, it typically exhibits ribbed, spiny stems and may produce large, showy flowers. This cactus is sought after by cactus enthusiasts and collectors due to its unique appearance and relatively rare status in the wild.

Cultivation from Seeds:

  1. Seed Collection: If you have access to a mature plant, collect seeds from the fruit once it has ripened. The seeds should be cleaned and dried before storage or sowing.

  2. Sowing: Sow the seeds in shallow trays filled with a well-draining cactus mix, lightly covering them with soil. You could also use a mix of sand, perlite, and peat moss. The key is to ensure good drainage to prevent rot.

  3. Germination Environment: Place the trays in a warm spot with indirect light. The temperature should be maintained at around 20-25°C (68-77°F) for optimal germination.

  4. Watering: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. A fine mist spray can be used to water the seeds without disturbing them. Over-watering can lead to fungal infections and seed rot.

  5. Germination Time: Cactus seeds can take anywhere from weeks to several months to germinate. Patience is essential, as is resisting the urge to over-water during this period.

  6. Seedling Care: Once the seedlings emerge, gradually introduce them to stronger light. However, be cautious of direct sunlight, which can scorch young cacti.

  7. Transplanting: When seedlings are large enough to handle, typically when they've grown a few centimeters tall, they can be carefully transplanted into individual pots.

  8. Ongoing Care: Bolivicereus samaipatanus requires minimal watering, particularly during the winter months. Fertilize sparingly, using a cactus-specific formula during the growing season.

As they mature, provide them with more sunlight and the occasional watering when the soil is completely dry. With proper care, these cacti can grow into impressive specimens, eventually blooming with their spectacular flowers.


Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Bolivicereus

Botanical species: Bolivicereus samaipatanus

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