To propagate Tephrocactus geometricus, you can do so in two ways. The more common way is to use the method of root cuttings from the mature part of the plant whereby a callous is created and can be placed in new soil. The roots are easily produced from the areoles. Another way to propagate this cactus is to use seeds.
Hereof, how fast does Tephrocactus Geometricus grow?
The stems are blueish green that will redden to purple in full sun exposure. New growth is dark purple. Spines are black. This is a very slow growing cactus, only one globe per year may grow.
One may also ask, how do you grow a pine cone cactus?
To propagate by cuttings, remove a pad from the plant and let it callous over for a couple of days. Then place it in a dry soil and do not water it until it begins to grow. To propagate by seed, remove the pulp from the seeds and let them dry completely then plant them in dry well-drained soil – ideally in the spring.
How do you root the paper spine of a cactus?
The stems or joints of the Paper Spine Cactus can break off easily. Once they fall the ground, the stem can quickly take root and start an entirely new plant. Otherwise, cut a paddle off the cactus at the joint, using a clean knife. Select a healthy paddle on an actively growing stem.