February 22, 2011

Cactus and Succulent Seeds Ordered!

I've been having trouble finding cactus seeds this year in any of the local stores (and I forgot to add a packet to my vegetable seed order with Pinetree Garden Seeds). As a result, I just placed an order with CactusStore last night for some mixed cactus and lithops seeds. I'm a veteran cactus grower, but I've never tried lithops before. I've been reading about Gayla Trail's experiences growing lithops over at You Grow Girl and it sounds really interesting. Hopefully this is a decent seed company. I've never ordered from them, but they seem to have pretty much anything you could possibly want in terms of cacti and succulents.

Here's what I got:

  1. CACTI VARIETIES MIX: A very diverse assortment of cacti seeds including: Cereus, Golden Barrel, Hedgehogs, Mammillarias, Notocactus, Opuntias, Organ pipes, Ferocactus, Gymnocalycium, Trichocereus, Saguaro and more.
  2. MAMMILLARIA MIX: alamensis, armillata, baxteriana, bocasana, columbiana, gasterantha, asiacantha, magnimamma, and others. Profusely flowering cacti, easy to grow.
  3. ECHINOCEREUS STRAMINEUS MIX (Strawberry hedgehog): Clumping growth habit to 2' tall. Can become a colony with hundreds of heads. Large purple flowers to 5". Origin: Southwestern USA, Mexico. Seeds collected from West Texas plants.
  4. LITHOPS SPECIES MIX (Stone plants): A mix of many varieties, including: aucampiae, bromfieldii, dinteri, divergens, dorotheae, fulviceps, hallii, hookeri, optica and several others.


  1. So funny that you mentioned the cactus store--I just found that site a couple days ago and put it on our "must see" list when we are in Arizona in a few short weeks. It's only about 10 miles from where we are staying. I'll get some photos up on my site afterward-hope you'll check it out.
    Sounds like you're trying some interesting ones. Keep us posted--with pics, lots and lots of them!

  2. I just planted my cactus seeds last night. Nervous about the lithops. The instructions that came with the seeds I ordered seem really involved. I might let you go first on this one...


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