Fatsia japonica from seed

turkeytaker(Atlanta)December 23, 2007

Has anyone grown Fatsia from seed? If so, how long does it take for them to get to a reasonable size (1-2')? How long do they take to germinate?

Any other thoughts, opinions, or tips would be welcomed. :)

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I have a few seeds that I've been trying to grow. Of the 20 or so, only 2 have germinated. And, that took several weeks, and several months later, still only have the first 2 leaves on them. But, they are still green, so that, in my opinion, means they are not dead. I still have hope.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2007 at 5:24AM
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georgez5il(z5 IL)

I have had luch by NOT covering the seed (light seems to be required) Temp 85 day 68 night. took 15-90 days to germinate. I have also tried soaking the seed overnight in flat 7-up It may sound crazy but it has worked for me.... It works on this plant & with Crown-Vetch

    Bookmark   December 25, 2007 at 9:59AM
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ibartoo(z8 sc)

if you have fresh seeds, i have found they usually germinate in 7-14 days. this past year, mine grew more slowly, but they seem to love water and grow faster if they are kept in humid moist conditions........

    Bookmark   December 28, 2007 at 10:29AM
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I think I'll have to try them, then!

Thank you for all of your input.


    Bookmark   December 29, 2007 at 11:27AM
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