B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Thelocactus bicolor is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
to 7x8 cm., RED-PURPLE, throat RED
~10mm. dia., glob.-obl., GREEN or BROWNISH, dry
body glob., to 30cm., needle like spines
|Thelocactus bicolor sales history
Common names for Thelocactus bicolor:
|Glory of Texas, IOS 02476, Texas Pride,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|5||: Cactus Seed List|
|See also *Succulent Plant Seed List|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|85||: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)|
|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.
Thelocactus bicolor 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 Thelocactus bicolor 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.