Flamboyant Tree

Germination

  • Place your seeds in boiling water for 5 minutes. Gradually add cold water until the temperature is hot, but not scalding. Allow the seeds to cool and soak overnight.
  • Peel the outer membrane off the seed if it did not fall off during soaking.
  • Place the seed into the expanded peat pellet (as per step 2 & 3 of the printed instructions included) so that the peat lightly covers the seed.
  • Place the growing pots in a warm, sunny but sheltered environment to germinate e.g. a covered patio with morning sun or a window sill with morning sun.
  • Water daily in the morning, keeping the peat moist, but not saturated, you do not want to rot the seed
  • Germination may take from two to six weeks.

Germination Tip

If, after soaking the seed overnight, the seed has not softened or swelled, you will need to scarify the seed coat. Scarifying is the process of weakening the seed coat, so that water and oxygen can enter the seed, in turn, kick starting germination. Seeds will remain dormant if not exposed to these elements

Scarifying can be achieved by gently rubbing the seed coat with sandpaper, you do not need to rub off the entire coating, just enough for water to enter.

NB: Only scarify the seed coat, do not damage the internal parts of the seed.

Once Scarifying has been done. submerge the seed again as per instructions above

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