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Hamatocactus Seedpods

San Marcos, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

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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