Faucaria gratiae - 20 seeds
Sow Faucaria seeds in spring or fall because they grow during these months, apart from that, the temperature in March, April, and September are ideal for the germination of the seeds. However, if you do not want to wait until spring or fall, you must create an induced artificial climate of at least 21º C (70º F). The Faucaria grows very easy, though, it is recommendable that the soil to use should be a combination of pumice and sand to obtain better results. If you are unable to find pumice, try with another organic material, in case you do not find pumice, try with another organic material, use cactus mix (as the last option). Do not forget to sterilize the substrate. An optional step is heating the soil for two hours at 21º C (70º F) and leave it for a week. If you choose to sow the seeds in a seed tray remember you must do double work because you have to transplant later. If you chose a pot, keep in mind that the right one must be small and pan alike. Proceed to fill the pot with the substrate, and moist it. When doing this, remember that the soil must be moist not soaked or wet. Spread the seeds over the substrate and spray them with water. Cover the pot with clear plastic, a white paper, a glass sheet, or with a plastic bag. This process should last seven days. When the seedlings appear, remove the cover and let them enjoy of fresh air. It is vital that you put the little plants in direct sun lights a few minutes every day until they get accustomed to the sunlight. Do not forget to do this gradual, for example, the first week only five minutes then increase the time the next week, and so on. If you don’t do it like that, the seedlings will get burn. Wait some weeks and then, transplant the seedlings to a new pot. Remember to sterilize the new substrate as well as remove the old soil from the roots of the plants.