Peyote growing

Sowing of Peyote and other cacti

Seeds of Peyote and other cacti pullulate on warm humid conditions. Hence the danger of putrescence is high. Therefore sabulous soil or pure sand are beneficial with sowing of cacti.

For germination cacti need relatively much humidity and light, a kind of „tropical climate“. They react very sensitiv to direct sunlight and waterlogging.

A very approved method is sowing Peyote in a preserving jar. A jar will be filled with a layer of perlite, seramis, vermiculit or another drainig material. On top of this comes a layer of sand
on which the seeds will be strewed covered with a very gauzy layer of translucent glass sand / arenaceous quartz.
Moisten it enough and cover the jar hermetically with a polythene foil and leave it at a bright place protected from direct solar irridation. Neither air nor humidity can escape and both should last for the first weeks or even months.
In case mould appears the jar needs to be ventilated! As soon as the peyote cacti are about 1 cm high the foil can be carefully taken away – bit by bit during several days so the plants can get used to sunlight.

Many friends of cacti bate the sees with germ repressive agents to avoid putrescence.
Most of the time the seeds are swayed in a powdery agent.

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