Opt for the multiplication of succulent plantswhere we include cacti, it is not only important to have a garden full of these wonderful and beautiful plants but also because it is a way to do it easier and cheaper.
To do so we must take into account that there are 5 possible methods. These are as follows:
- With Seeds
- With cuttings
- With the division of kills
- The suckers
- The graft
Today we are going to talk and explain the first method for the multiplication of succulent plants and cacti, by means of seeds. And this method is not only exciting and wonderful, but it requires a lot of patience and work.
It is important to note that when we multiply a plant, the result will not be a twin or identical plant to the other from which we get the seed, it will be similar but may not have the same characteristics of the parents. The only way to obtain an identical plant, with the same characteristics of the parents is through cuttings.
However, today we start talking about the method of multiplication by seeds, because there are some plants that can only reproduce and multiply by this method. Similarly, the seed method is also used to cross different species of plants and obtain a hybrid. The best thing about producing cactus hybrids is that there will be an early and greater flowering, different colors can be achieved in the plant and more attractive products for the market.
To achieve hybridization we must do it manually, we cannot do it naturally, that is, wait for the wind or animals to create a hybrid, on the contrary we will do it ourselves.
But how do we achieve this? With the help of a small and very clean brush, we are going to carry out the pollination. This should be done at noon, when the greatest amount of pollen is produced. However, some nocturnal species produce pollen during the early hours of the morning and will require us to do so at that time.