Information for Neoporteria paucicostata n. Taltal

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 443773
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - perennial
Foliage: deep ribs, very spiny

Neoporteria paucicostata n. Taltal is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
5:   Cactus Seed List
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
47:   Chilean Native Plant Tree and Shrub Seeds
281:  Cactaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Neoporteria paucicostata n. Taltal 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 Neoporteria paucicostata n. Taltal 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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