Cacti and succulents are the plants of wisdom and positivity. The mandala and secret geometry of the plants represent a microcosm of the Universe that all energies are transmuted! All plants and seeds are from my home garden , grown with love and care!
You will receive more than 70 seeds of Notocactus leninghausii (Parodia leninghausii). The plants you see at the photos are the mother plants from my garden, healthy and clean as you see and the pollination are 100% from bees. No man hand touch the flowers.
Origin: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Description: Columnar Cactus that branches and will start to cluster from the base as it ages. Stem: At first globular then columnar up to 60(100) cm tall, 8-12 cm in diameter, with an angled crown. Spines: Harmless, golden and bristly. Flowers: Near the top, 5-6 cm in diameter pure yellow, silky, shining with a lovely reflection in the petals. It blooms only when mature in Spring to late Summer. Blooms more than once a year. Cultivation: Frost Tolerant as low as -4°C (or possibly colder) but in cultivation it is best to avoid any frost when during the winter the temperature can go down to 2° C without any harm so long as the compost is very dry. During the summer it is best to keep the plants outside where the temperature can rise to over 30 C with no harm to the plant. Allows good drainage and use a an open and free draining mineral compost that allows therefore roots to breath. They like only a short winter's rest and should be kept almost completely dry during the winter months.
Seedlings will appreciate bright light, but will not do well in full sun. The sun is too strong for almost all seedlings and in the wild they usually start growing in the protection of a rock or other plant. With this caution in mind, placing the pots in a bright spot under a shelf in the greenhouse or in a window that gets sun for only part of the day is a good option.
Basic steps for successful seed germination:
1. Fill a container with good draining soil. We recommend 50% regular potting soil with 50% coarse sand, fine pumice or grit (1-3 mm). Remove any big chunks (peat) from the potting soil if needed. Divide the seeds on the soil. 2. Add a thin top layer of grit or coarse sand. If the seeds are extremely small then do not apply a top layer. Thick seeds usually germinate better after a 24 hour soak in water. 3. Let the container soak up water (from beneath) for 5 minutes. 4. Let excess water drip away. 5. Put the container with seeds in a zip-lock bag or other transparent bag or box. Make sure humidity is high. 6. Most seeds germinate under light conditions at circa 24 °C. 7. Increase ventilation when most seedlings have appeared. Germination can take 1-4 weeks depending on species. 8. Never let your seedlings dry out. Keep watering the container from beneath to prevent damage from splashing water. Apply good ventilation to prevent infections with mold.