Strelitzia reginae (bird of paradise) Seed Kit

£5.00

Description: These seed kits are one of the easiest ways to grow exotics.
The seeds are as fresh as we can source and germination tests are very good, with well over 80% in our trials.
Each kit is supplied with 5 seeds, 5 small pots, enough of the correct compost to fill the pots and a small amount of GA3.
When the kit arrives all you need to do is fill the GA3 container half full of cooled boiled water.
Make sure the lid is secured onto the container and shake well.
Leave to stand for about an hour and if no sediment has fallen to the bottom of the container you are ready for the next stage.
If sediment had formed on the bottom of the container, shake well again and keep repeating until all the powder has dissolved.
When the liquid is clear it is now ready to add the seeds.
Banana seeds can be placed in the container and topped up with cooled boiled water and the lid replaced.
Seeds such as Strelitzia have a fluffy coloured tuff attached to the seed.
Under this tuft is the germination point and the freshness of the seeds can be determined by the quality of this tuft.
When this is removed the seeds are ready for soaking.
Please note that people with sensitive skin may have a reaction when removing the outer coverings or tufts so it is advisable to use gloves when preparing the seeds.
With the seeds in the solution and the lid secured it is advisable to label the container with the seeds and date.
Shake the bottle twice a day for 5 days.
For better germination it is recommended to keep the container warm.
After 5 days fill the pots with the compost and stand the pots in cooled boiled water until the surface of the soil is damp to wet.
Plant the seeds to a depth of about 2cm.
Cover the seeds with compost, they don't need light to germinate but like it warm.
Place the pots in a propagator or in a sealed plastic bag.
Make sure the soil is always damp and high humidity is maintained.
Keeping the pots above 30'C will increase the success rate of germination.
This is the most reliable way we have found to get the seeds started.
Germination is a bit erratic and all the seeds may sprout at the same time, we have had most germinate in a couple of weeks and the odd one in the batch take over 6 months.

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 November, 2008.

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