Author Archives: Allard Bax

Seed Germination Instructions

Seed Germination Instructions Lithops seeds germinated on pumice. There are many ways to germinate seeds. Below are important steps you can follow to increase your success with germinating seeds of cactus and succulent species. Some species and seed types need special treatment. I have written down the most important exceptions. Feel free to mail me […]

Rooting Trichocereus (San Pedro Cactus) cuttings

Rooting Trichocereus (San Pedro Cactus) cuttings Congratulations. You just bought a San Pedro cutting or you just made one yourself. It’s now time to get it settled in soil the right way and grow your own new Trichocereus cactus. Common mistakes Rooting Trichocereus pachanoi (San Pedro Cactus) cuttings and other Trichocereus species like T. peruvianus, […]

Agave chazaroi and Agave rzedowskiana

Agave chazaroi and Agave rzedowskiana   The Agave group is divided into three genera: Littaea, Agave and Manfreda. The Littaea group is split into eight sections where the newly found species Agave chazaroi (named after its discoverer and describer Michuel chazaroi) is placed in the subsection of Serrulatae (or Amolae). The official description (Act Botanical) […]

Cultivation of Adansonia (Baobab) species

Cultivation of Adansonia (Baobab) species   Adansonia seeds are about 12-14 x 10-12 x 9-10 mm in size. Adansonia suarezensis seeds are bigger. Germination of baobab seeds can be problematic. In general they germinate within a week or two. However its common to see seeds germinating after a week and other seeds after three weeks […]

Growing Lophophora williamsii (Peyote)

Growing Lophophora williamsii (Peyote) Lophophora from Seed Peyote seed is not too difficult to germinate. A good method for germinating cactus seeds (and Lophophora seeds) is described in the article Cacti from Seed. It is important to ventilate well two or three weeks after germination of the seed. The seedlings will need some shade. Too […]

Cultivation of Trichocereus pachanoi (San Pedro Cactus)

Cultivation of Trichocereus pachanoi (San Pedro Cactus)   About Trichocereus pachanoi Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi, Cereus pachanoi) is commonly named San Pedro Cactus. This beautiful columnar cactus is native to the mountains of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and the northern parts of Argentina where it grows at an altitude of 1200-2600 meters. Trichocereus pachanoi is […]

Plant CultivationTips

Plant CultivationTips Over the years we gathered some useful information on growing and germinating cacti and other plants. Browse the articles below and if you have a nice article to add to the list then please contact us. We appreciate your contribution. Cultivation of Trichocereus pachanoi (San Pedro Cactus) Cultivation of Adenium Cultivation of Panax […]