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Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka)

Posted by judderwocky 9a (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 23, 11 at 23:37

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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RE: Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka)

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 24, 11 at 11:55

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.


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RE: Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka)

Thanks so much!


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RE: Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka)

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

Good luck...


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