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Anyone grown Michelia figo from seed?

Posted by yaotzin none (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 7, 11 at 14:38

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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RE: Anyone grown Michelia figo from seed?

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

RE: Anyone grown Michelia figo from seed?

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!

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