Approximately 0 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - shrub
Flower: to 8x7.5cm. YELLOW, RED tinge in
Fruit: to 8x4cm. PURPLE, pyrif.,
Foliage: bo sprawl, spread, segs. obov.-orb. to 40x22.5cm., BLUE-GREEN,~PURPLE tinged
Height in meters: 0.3-1
Common names for Opuntia phaeacantha:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
5: Cactus Seed List
30: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
62: Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
76: Californian Native Plant Seed List
85: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
191: Tropical Shrubs and Trees
719: North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Opuntia phaeacantha 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 Opuntia phaeacantha seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25°C.
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.