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Cacti and Succulents: Hamatocactus Seedpods

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cactusman8
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9299734

I have 2 Hamatocactus hamatacanthus with seedpods that I want to save seed from. Do they turn red when ripe like their cousin Hamatacanthus setispinus does? Or do they turn a brownish color and then dry when mature? I really don't want to miss the seed collecting opportunity because I have a nephew anxiously waiting for seed. Like me, most of his collection is grown from seed.
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

October 12, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9303425

The seeds will stay viable for ages, you don't need to be in a rush to collect them. I'd just wait till the seed pods start looking dried out, then collect the seed.

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