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Escobaria vivipara v. arizonica


Escobaria vivipara v. arizonica (Cactaceae) Beehive Cactus, Arizona Beehave, Bisbee Beehave Cactus, Biscuit Cactus, Desert Beehave Cactus, Desert Cactus, Foxtail Cactus, Hens and Chichens, Kaibab Beahave kactus, Rose Beehave Cactus, Showy Pincushion, Spiny Star Cactus, Pincushion Cactus, Spinystar. Native to Mexico. It is a small solitary or clumping cactus. It is densely covered in a mat of star-shaped arrays of spines. Sowing: Fill a pot with a moist, gritty, loam-based compost, or cacti compost. Gently firm down and level the surface. Scatter your mixed cactus seeds over the surface, taking care not to sow them too thickly. Gently sprinkle a thin layer of vermiculite or fine grit over the seeds, covering the whole surface of the compost. Leave the pot in a greenhouse or on a warm windowsill, covered with a clear plastic bag to preserve soil moisture. Seedlings will develop within a few weeks. Remove the plastic bag and water when the compost becomes dry, but spray the surface with water regularly, to keep it moist. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: January 2024


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