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Success Sprouting Cacti Seeds !

I am very excited to share that I have successfully sprouted about 10 cacti and still counting :D

I am pretty excited about this. My first time from seed!

If anyone is curious of my method I will include it here :)

Materials: Disposable starter pots, basic miracle grow potting soil, tray, distilled water, grocery bag.

1. Filled the pots almost completely with moist soil.
2. sprinkled seeds on top
3. Covered seeds with a minuscule amount of soil, so they are barely cover.
4. Watered (I never watered again after this point)
5. Placed pots on a tray and tied a plastic bag around them.
6. Took about 20 days for them to break through the soil

Once they are a little bit larger I will remove them completely from the bag. In a mater of months I will transplant them into their own pots with 1/2 Potting soil 1/2 cactus sand.

If anyone has other experiences with this please let me know

:D

Natalie

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What kind of cacti are they? If they are desert cacti, you might want to consider removing the plastic cover as soon as the seeds have sprouted. Even baby desert cacti will rot in high humidity environments.

Again, depending on the species, they might find it a bit of a struggle to survive in MG potting mix, which I understand has a somewhat lower pH than desert cacti prefer. JMO. :)

I wish you the very best of success, and I hope you will share pics of your little cacti as they progress! :)
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Thank you so much for the feed back. So I took your advice and I already removed the little guys from the bag. To be honest I am not 100% the exact species yet.. I bought a mixed seed pack. I guess there are disadvantages of buying them that way. I am very excited for this one little guy who is purple I am curious what he will turn into :D

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Keep us posted! :clap:
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I started Giant Saguaro seedlings almost a year ago. They are going well.

What I did was take an empty basket of strawberries and put some normail potting soil in there. I then sprinkled some seeds a little everywhere. They sprouted and after a couple of months, they got bigger. A couple, if not more are growing a new top.

What I do to take care of them is that I mist them every week until the soil is wet. I also mist the top of my basket to make a rain effect. They are exposed approximetly 2 feet away from a window facing West.
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I like plants, Where did you get the Giant Saguaro seeds from???? Thanks in advance. :)

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