How to grow Starfish Cacti from seeds

This succulent plant has some of the most amazing flowers in the world. I love collecting all of them! ( I admit i am a succulent and cactus addict!) Growing them from seeds is fairly easy, and you will soon have picture worthy flowers of your own.

Place a layer of sandy potting mix designed for cactus in the bottom of a seed flat or small container. Or combine 1 part clean course sand or perlite and 1 part peat moss.

Like many other succulent and cactus seeds, Stapelia seeds are very tiny. 

Spread the seeds over the potting mix. Cover the seeds with a fine layer of potting mix. Place the containers in a brightly lit location out of direct sunlight. Maintain soil temperatures between 77 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

Keep the soil consistently moist with a fine mist spray bottle or by placing the container in a few inches of water until it soaks up through the mix from thebottom.

Remove the seedlings from the tray or containers when they reach 2 inches tall. Prick them out very carefully with a butter knife or small spoon. Plant them in individual containers in the sandy potting mix. Allow the top of the potting mix to dry slightly between waterings. Keep the small plants warm and in bright light but not in direct sunlight.  

Enjoy the beauty of these amazing flowers!  

To learn more about keeping succulents, I highly recommend this book: 

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  • Peggy
    I love these Starfish Cactus .

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