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Thread: Germination in "Giant" mimosa

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    I just noticed that the giant mimosa seed (Mimosa pigra, I think) that I got from Fatboy has started to germinate today.

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    Is that the tree? I'm getting some of those seeds myself. I'm new to seeds and these plants, how do I germinate? Just in water for a few days before planting? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    Are you very familiar with the plants? Do you know what type of environment the plants and trees need to flourish?

    Sorry for 20 questions! I just want to make sure I have this all figured out. I'm toying with planting some of the seeds myself (most of the are for a friend of mine), and I'm wondering if the tree can survive outside in Alberta and if it could weather the COLD winters?

    Any help is appreciated, thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    I just put the seeds in some damp potting soil, no special treatment. They germinated within a week. Not surprising, as it is a noxious weed in Australia, Florida and other parts of the world.

    I doubt that they would survive the alberta winter, but the seeds might. I would strongly discourage *anyone* from planting this species outdoors as it has become a problem weed in many areas.

    It doesn't look like it grows into a tree, more like a large bush. I suppose you could prune it so that it would grow into a tree-like shape. Looks like it has some evil thorns too.

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    I guess I'll keep it in the house then, and I think my friend was planning the same anyway, thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Cheers Dodec, you're welcome.

    The big one isn't too bad as far as the thorns go, it's that medium one that's SERIOUSLY spiky.

    Regards Troy.

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