Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Propagation of Succulents from Seed at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory

Ernesto Sandoval and Company have been experimenting with various techniques for propagating succulents from seed and want to share these techniques and tips for better seed germination. If you have not tried growing from seed or if you are looking for ways to perhaps increase your success rate, Ernesto thinks you will appreciate this visual tour of propagation of plants such Welwitschia, Aloes, Dorstenia, Othonna, Mesembs, and all sorts of cacti.

He will bring some plants to sell of all sorts.

Cactus:         Advanced • Novice  
Your new cactus plant from the Sale or another source
Succulents:         Advanced • Novice  
Your new succulent plant from the Sale or another source
Something Special:         Advanced • Novice  
Seedling cactus or succulent, newly propagated plant (or your choice)
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
Your favorite cactus or succulent

The meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall


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