Well…..I have three-four varieties of plants(seeds) out of 12 that have actually made it. Between the bugs in the greenhouse munching on the fresh green sprouts, to just plain ole not making it… is just frustrating. I can see why the mother plants have to throw out so many seeds in nature. Then there is the care…In the desert I have to mist these guys twice a day every day-Its like having children again and then when you lose them-ugh..the pain….
I am thinking that with the investment of seed, and the percentage I am able to maybe bring to growth, that I just may plant them in the good earth outside, with a little root hormone, water and good soil around them and let the true mother do her work. I am not a very good surrogate…even though I try. I think I have to stay with cuttings and division as my means of propagation as I seem to have better luck there. I ordered seed for pacypodiums, pachyuals, and cacti and as I said I have only the pachypodioum gaeyii, and pachypodium lameri, and my yuccas seeds from under my tree- still toughing it out with me. So I will keep you up to date. I bought the seeds from Cactusstore.com-those are the pachypodiums that are hanging on. The other seeds I bought well those are not faring too well as of yet or at all. The other seeds I got where from the Cactus and Succulent society-those have not sprouted at all so far-but most are cacti, and the rest I am going to let mother nature work with.