Asked by: Khadi Sillero
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th May, 2020

How long germinate cactus seeds?

The time it takes for cactus seed to germinate depends on the species and where you are growing it. When you start cactuses indoors, the conditions are usually more controlled than unpredictable outdoor weather, so cactus seeds germinate more readily, any time between three weeks and several months.

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Thereof, how do you germinate cactus seeds?


  1. Get some cactus seeds.
  2. Fill a pot with high-drainage soil.
  3. Water it well, then let the water drain.
  4. Spread the seeds on top, then cover them with a thin layer of soil.
  5. Cover the pot with a transparent sheet.
  6. Place it in a sunny location, then wait for the seeds to grow:)

Additionally, how long does cactus take to grow? Most cactus grow slowly, sprouting to the size of a large marble after 6-12 months, and to a few centimeters in height after 2-3 years, depending on the species. After this, most cacti grow 1-3 cm in height per year.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how hard is it to grow cactus from seed?

Filtered sunlight is acceptable. Even though cactus grows in dry areas, it requires high humidity to germinate. Soil must remain moist, but not soggy. Seeds will sprout in a few weeks to a few months.

Can mini cactus grow big?

The cactus family includes a large variety of succulent plants that vary size and color. Some grow into tall columns, reaching up to 50 feet high, while others are only a few inches high and well-suited for growing in pots. These mini-cacti generally produce brightly colored flowers and take on interesting shapes.

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