Information for Astrophytum asterias Japanese Hybrids Mix best for

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 447101
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: MIX
Foliage: MIX, selected best forms

Astrophytum asterias Japanese Hybrids Mix best for is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
2:   Wants
5:   Cactus Seed List
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
281:  Cactaceae

Germination guide
Astrophytum asterias Japanese Hybrids Mix best for seeds will usually germinate in 5-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Astrophytum asterias Japanese Hybrids Mix best for seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25C.

Sand, and loam, with some sphagnum moss or coir (coconut fiber/dust) make a good mix for germinating cacti and similar seeds. The mix needs to be free-draining, and to be slightly water retentive. Surface sow the seeds and just cover with sand. Start germinating the seeds in shady (dark), humid conditions. As the seeds start to germinate, increase the light and decrease the humidity.

Cacti

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