Sow seeds into a barely moistened peat-based medium or a sand/vermiculite combination that has been pre-moistened by lightly misting with a spray bottle. Make sure seeds are sown on the surface of the growing medium so that they are exposed to light. Once the seeds have been placed on the medium, do not apply any more water at this time. Rather wait two weeks, then using a mister, apply water until the medium is damp. Provide bottom heat at 23-25 C (73-77 F) or keep the container in a warm place during the germination period.
Establishment of seedlings is enhanced with long days (13-16 hours) - this may require the use of artificial light to supplement sunlight.
Erratic 15 to 30
Low to Medium (15 to 30 cm)(6" to 12")
Killed by Frost
Prior Experience Beneficial
Indoor plant Cactus garden Outdoor in summer only in containers or as specimen plantings.