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Escobaria vivipara

 
Synonym(s) Coryphantha vivipara
Common name beehive cactus
Family cactaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-11)
Flowers pink (spring)
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes excellent drainage required
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Cold-hardy barrel cactus. We tried to grow this from seed one year, and managed to grow teeny cacti indoors - but they didn't survive outside. This year, we bought a larger specimen at a local nursery - hopefully, it will be more robust.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (24%G, 14-16d) - 75F (3%G, 5d)

Germinated seedlings are quick to rot, even in radicle stage.


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