Germinating clivia seeds
I've finally bought some clivia seeds. The instructions that came with them said to plant in a high quality potting mix (duh!) about 1/2" down then to water and place in a dark area with temps at about 65-70F. It also said that it might take up to 16 weeks for germination! I've purchased from this person previously and have always received high quality seeds and plants so I'm sure the seeds are fresh. What I would like to know is that the correct way to germinate clivia? There was no mention about soaking the seeds or nicking the seed coat. It didn't say whether to keep the seeds moist or to let the soil dry out between waterings. I'd also like to know what the average germination rate is for clivia seeds. I only bought 5 and am really hoping that at least 2 or 3 grow.