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Ochagavia carnea/litoralis

Ochagavia sp.

 

Your seeds should be planted immediately for best results

Getting started -- For soil, use a well-draining mix.  A good mix is 1 part potting soil to 1 part perlite or coarse sand.

Fill small containers (2 inches / 5 cm tall) with the soil mix, then water it so it is uniformly moist. Place a seed on top of each pot, and sprinkle a thin layer of soil mix on top - just enough to cover the seeds.  Moisten to the top soil layer lightly. 

These seeds sprout the best after a period of coldness, so place the pots in a spot that is between 35 and 50 degrees F (2-10C) for 6 weeks.  You may put them in the refrigerator, if it is above 35 F / 2 C.  Just enclose them in a plastic bag to maintain moisture.

After 6 weeks, remove the pots and keep them at about 60-75F (15-23C).  If you use a heat mat, check the soil temperature to ensure it doesn't overheat.

The seeds need some light to germinate, such as a fluorescent bulb kept a few inches away.  Make sure the surface soil doesn't dry out. 

The seeds should start germinating after 6 weeks, but allow up to 12 weeks for any slow ones to sprout.  Once they sprout, give them bright light, but protect them from strong sunlight the first couple of months.

Repotting -- After they are 2-3 months old, gently repot them to larger containers.

More growing tips are here.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. 

Jeff

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