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How do I grow Christmas cacti from seed?

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Leave the fruits on the plant as long as possible. Pick them in spring and sow the fresh seed into pots of sandy compost (equal parts John Innes seed compost and sand). Place in a warm, light position at a temperature of 20c (68f). Keep the compost moist but never wet.

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Box blight
Box tree caterpillar
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Coral spot
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Eelworms (leaf & stem)
Eelworms (soil-borne)
Froghopper
Fuchsia gall mite
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Grey mould
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Leaf cutter bees
Leaf Rolling Caterpillars
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Phytophthora root rot
Rose Black spot
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Sawfly - Gooseberry
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Sooty moulds
Thrips
Vine weevil
Whitefly
Wireworms
Woodlice
Woolly aphid

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