Echinopsis seeds not germinating

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Carbo
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Echinopsis seeds not germinating

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I sowed a bunch of e. mirabillis seeds last year and this spring too, but every time almost no seeds germinate, in this years case ZERO. I have the same problem with e. oxygona. My friend sowed e. mirabillis in the exact same way as me and every single seeds germinated. I don't get it...do echinopsis seeds need some pre-treatment before sowing?
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MrXeric
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Re: Echinopsis seeds not germinating

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No special treatment needed as far as I know. Did you and your friend get the seed from the same source? Your friend may just have more favorable conditions (warmer temperatures, higher humidity, more favorable light/dark cycle, etc.)

I would dry the pot for a few weeks and try again if it's been longer than 3 weeks since you sowed.
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Re: Echinopsis seeds not germinating

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agreed with MrXeric
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