Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka)

judderwockyMarch 23, 2011

Any advice on how to germinate this plant?

I put the seeds into a peat/potting mix combo in a germination tray and then covered it with plastic wrap putting it in an area that gets direct sunlight for a few hours every day.

I can't even really find pictures of what they are supposed to germinate into... any advice?

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

That one does send a grower on a bit of a search :) I don't see anything you need to do differently than what you have done.

There are a few mentions of length of time to germinate that indicate some time involved, anywhere from 1 - 6 months.

But, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens germination database shows (if I'm interpreting it right) seeds harvested and held 7 months before sowing germinated (at a rate of half the seeds sown) in 12 days with more to follow. Temp was approx 60F and seeds were exposed to 10 hours light, 14 hours (night) dark.

FYI - intolerant of both shade and root disturbance, handle seedlings carefully when transplanting.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 11:55AM
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judderwocky

Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 5:23PM
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Selim

You can find some usefully informations this link:
http://www.ehow.com/how_12094796_germinate-leptospermum.html

Good luck...

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 7:32AM
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