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    Germinating Cephalotus

    So a very kind grower in egnladn was kind enough to sell me a few varieties of Cephalotus seed.
    While I'm sure ot will take them a bit to make it through customs, I still want to make sure I have everything prepared when they get here.
    I've been doing plenty of reading, but want to make sure I have my bases covered.
    So, in your professional opinions, what:
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    would you reccomend? Also, most people seem to say cold stratification is about the same as none, so I think I'll forgo it considering they will have been in hte mail and I'm sure plenty cold by the time they arrive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vbkid View Post
    Also, most people seem to say cold stratification is about the same as none, so I think I'll forgo it considering they will have been in hte mail and I'm sure plenty cold by the time they arrive!
    I have germinated and experimented with Cephalotus seed for years and couldn't disagree more; and cold stratification greatly increases success, by easily a third or more, in my experience -- especially important if the age of the seed is unknown. I routinely sow the seed in a 2:1 compost of peat and sand and refrigerate the whole lot in zip-lock bags for six to eight weeks.

    I do the same for those in vitro . . .
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    egnladn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BioZest View Post
    egnladn?
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    I'll be interested to find out what type of germination you get with these seeds (my history has been horrible w/ seeds this old).

    Quote Originally Posted by Vbkid View Post
    ... so I think I'll forgo it considering they will have been in hte mail and I'm sure plenty cold by the time they arrive!
    Big difference between dry storage & actual stratification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 31drew31 View Post
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    Nope...I meant egnladn

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    I would still stratify the seeds, but just for a little bit less than usual.

    @31drew31 I know

    @Vbkid:

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    Follow the instructions on the ICPS web page. I purchased 10 seeds in August 2011 and got 7 plants out of this batch by following those instructions. (They are now almost 2" in diameter!) Yes, cold stratification is likely to be your best bet, IMO.

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