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    Finally - a nice crop of little plants from fuzzy little seeds:



    Can you discern what they are?
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    Oh wow! Baby Cephalotus! I need to get some seeds myself... Thanks for sharing (also for inspiring me), and good luck/have fun!

    Amori
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    Wow, I had about 30 fresh seeds from a very generous man, but they got moldy while startifying them so they never germinated .
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    Here is how I started my 11 little Cephalotus follicularis seedlings.

    They were sown 5 May 2004 on the surface of 100% granulated Sphagnum peat moss. I kept them just damp but not wet, this was more easily accomplished by the use of a quart size Zip Loc brand, resealable plastic freezer bag. I kept them in their own bag and kept the bag under fluorescent lights, adjacent to my other CP.

    The 90 grit silica sand, visible in the photo, is a late addition - I added the sand layer to help cover the plants roots to avoid any possible excess drying, since I was just about to remove them from their plastic bag incubation chamber and expose them to the ambient room air.

    I presoaked the seed for about 5 minutes in a few drops of anti-bacterial liquid hand soap in a cup of warm water. I then thoroughly rinsed the seed in a fine mesh - wire straining basket and placed them, by hand (forceps), one by one equidistant from each other on the surface of their 2" x 2" pot. Within a few weeks 3 of them had germinated and were growing -- the remainder appeared to have contracted a fungal infection and I feared they would rot and suffer damp-off. More than a month later I was pleasantly surprised to see that the "mouldy" seed had germinated too.

    My research on germinating Cephalotus follicularis seed indicated that no stratification was necessary.



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    Sweet! No long stratification period as indicated by Peter D'Amato! Definitely going to buy some seeds now. Thanks for your input, it really does help.

    Amori

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    yep C. follicularis
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-19-2014 at 01:48 AM. Reason: Nomenclature
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    wow thats amazing! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Yes! i am getting 15 soon, thanks for the info,
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