B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Stenocereus griseus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
7-8cm., PINK out, WHITE in
5cm. dia., RED, spiny, edible
-15cm. dia., 7-8(10)ribs
|Height, in meters: 9
Height, in feet: 29.70
|Stenocereus griseus sales history
Synonyms (alternative names) for Stenocereus griseus:
|Cereus griseus, Lemaireocereus griseus, Lemairocereus griseus,|
Common names for Stenocereus griseus:
|IOS 02429, Pitaya, Pitaya De Mayo,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|5||: Cactus Seed List|
|See also *Succulent Plant Seed List|
|30||: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|62||: Mexican Native and Introduced Plants|
|109||: Central American Native and Introduced Plants|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Stenocereus griseus seeds will usually germinate in 5-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sand, and loam, with some sphagnum moss or coir (coconut fiber/dust) make a good mix for germinating Stenocereus griseus 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.