Cactus seeds can be grown as perennial flowering plants in USDA zones 10 - 11. This seed mix will grow to approximately 6 - 12 inches in height.
Cacti are known to be the ultimate succulent plants, and they add their own unique beauty, dimension and texture to the landscape without requiring much maintenance. Cacti plants are very undemanding perennials.
Cacti are succulents making them very drought tolerant plants. These hardy plants require little to no maintenance.
It's recommended to start this Cactus seed mix indoors using soil that is fast-draining and formulated for Cacti. Moisten the soil well and fill pots. Gently press the Cactus seeds into the soil, but do not cover them. Cover the pots with plastic to hold in the moisture. Place the pots in a sunny window sill as Cacti seed needs light to germinate.
Plant 5 - 10 seeds per plant to get a dense, drought tolerant cacti for your container for flower pot. As the Cacti seed germinates, gradually loosen the plastic and take it off the pots over a period of a couple of days. Seedlings require more water than adult Cacti plants, so spray the seedlings every few days and as they grow, reduce the amount of water to every few weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
can these seed be used in cooking recipes
Are these really a mixture of different species? I bought 2,000 and all the seeds look the same
They are different and so small you can't see the differences in the seeds or the plants for the most part until they have grown. Depending on your skill and or luck in getting the darn things to germinate then live long enough to say they are even a cactus is a feat. It took me 2 tries to get enough of the 2000 to sprout and then say another year before they grew enough to tell the survivors apart. They have been a challenge at every step and now about 4 years since I started growing them I have about 2 dozen left of 4000 seeds assuming they are somewhere close in the counting. I grow inside since I am disabled and wheelchair bound and have very limited mobility which has allowed me to spend a lot of time researching and trying different combos to see what works best. Growing from seed is slow, unforgiving, and amusing if you laugh at yourself. One thing I wish I could try is just spreading them wholesale across a bed like you may do with wild flowers. Best of luck and if you really want a lot of cactus I have had best results from clipping cactus and allowing them to form roots hydrapoticly then transfer to soil and more permanent home.
Can I throw the seeds out like grass seeds?
In my area coastal mid Atlantic they would die do to weather. I have bought 4 packs tring to get some to live and grow and have a total of about 6 that are alive still. They are at least a year old. I am good at growing things and am disabled so I care for them daily. They have a very low germination rate and tring to keep them alive is next to impossible. See my review. As far as spreading them like grass seeds even if u have a prefect environment these seeds would be impossible to broadcast spread due to their size. The entire 1000 would easily fit in a teaspoon. Probably 50-100 would be the size of one grass seed. If u want a cactus garden growing then transplant would be my suggestion Best of luckJay
are there any lithops in this mix?
Nothing... just weed. I can share pics.of what is grown. Not worth buying at all... not a question of money, but we (my kids and me) were so excited to grow cactus nothing grew.