Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus v. macrochele 25 Seeds

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Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus v. macrochele is a globus to flat headed perennial plant in the cactus family, Cactaceae. It is native to San Luis Potosi, Mexico and usually grows solitarily with large taproots. T. schmiedickeanus is naturally found in hot deserts with only its apical stem exposed from the ground. The plant has curving spines emerging from triangular or rounded tubercles that sometimes have wool on them. The stem only grows up to around 1.5 inches tall and 1.7 inches in diameter. The flowers are usually white, but sometimes pink, and bloom from late winter to early fall. Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus is grown as an ornamental cactus for its interesting spine curves and small size. The plant grows best in full sun to partial shade sitting in well draining soil. Water adequately during summer and keep dry during winter as the species is prone to rot. Allow the soil to dry in between waterings. USDA plant hardiness zones 9a to 10b.

Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus seeds  require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not be soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain humidity are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of the potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors, out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 75°F to 85°F. Germination typically takes 1 to 3 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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