Information for Discocactus magnimammus cit

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 36056
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - perennial
Foliage: fat shiny RED tubercles

Synonyms (alternative names) for Discocactus magnimammus cit: D.magnimammus, 

Common names for Discocactus magnimammus cit: IOS 00372, 

Discocactus magnimammus cit is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
5:   Cactus Seed List
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
59:   Brazilian Native and Introduced Plants
281:  Cactaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Discocactus magnimammus cit 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 Discocactus magnimammus cit 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.

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