Information for Sclerocactus scheeri

Sclerocactus scheeri - 100  seeds for 16 Euros
Sclerocactus scheeri - 1000  seeds for 92 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 400004
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: GREEN-BROWN, 2-3 cm.dia.
Fruit: to 2.5X0.9cm., GREEN, clavate, juicy juv., indehisc.
Foliage: glob.-elong.-clav. to 15x7cm, ~13 tuberculate ribs

Synonyms (alternative names) for Sclerocactus scheeri: Ancistrocactus scheeri,  Echinocactus scheeri, 

Common names for Sclerocactus scheeri: Fishhook Cactus,  IOS 02381,  Root Cactus,  Twist-Rib Cactus, 

Sclerocactus scheeri 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
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
281:  Cactaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Sclerocactus scheeri 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 Sclerocactus scheeri 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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