Cactus Flowers of the Desert
Planting & Harvesting
Sow & Grow
Sow indoors at any time. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in trays of sandy compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Germination may be slow and erratic, from two weeks to two months. Transplant seedlings individually to 5cm (2") pots of well-drained compost, when large enough to handle, or, if preferred, to mixed bowls for more impact. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. When mature, allow plants to dry out before watering. Do not water at all between October and March.
Hint's & Tips
Do not allow their temperature to fall below 1°C (5°F) in winter. Feed regularly during summer months, when mature plants may flower.