Information for Astrophytum capricorne v. niveum fa. nudum

Astrophytum capricorne v. niveum fa. nudum - 100  seeds for 24 Euros
Astrophytum capricorne v. niveum fa. nudum - 1000  seeds for 76 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 447104
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - perennial
Foliage: WHITE body, not scaly

Astrophytum capricorne v. niveum fa. nudum is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
5:   Cactus Seed List
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
62:   Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
281:  Cactaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Astrophytum capricorne v. niveum fa. nudum 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 capricorne v. niveum fa. nudum 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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