Anyone grown Michelia figo from seed?

yaotzinOctober 7, 2011

Hi new to the forum and was wondering if anyone had any tips growing Michelia figo from seeds as i have a few on the way and i have only found info on Champaca. Is it the same technique? Thanks in advance for your time i hope you guys can help

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use "fresh seed' store at 40F for 2-3 months then lightly cover with soil temp of 55-60F for germination

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 8:42AM
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DavidLMO(5 B)

With respect .... but!!!! Why in the world would you cold stratify an hot area, jungle type plant? that is at home in Zone 11 Further - why soil temp of 55-60? Again - a heat loving plant where the soil temp is likely 80 +?

Scarify with file or sand paper or nick
Soak for 24 - 36 hours in warm water
Treat seed with fungicide
Barely cover seed
Keep soil moist
Maintain temp of 80 - 85 or so - use a heat mat

Fairly quick germination - 1 - 5 weeks
Fairly poor germination ~ 50 %

Do NOT stratify!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 2:39AM
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