Hibiscus

Discussion in 'Hibiscus' started by pomme8916, May 6, 2007.

  1. pomme8916

    pomme8916 Member

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    I am propagating Hibiscus from seed and was wandering if anyone know of a source or knows how to knick large amounts of seed at the same time or similar. Will un-nicked/chipped seed still germiante? What is The Best way to knick them?


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    pomme8916
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It would be best to nick the round end of the seeds with a sharp knife. If there are too many seeds to nick with a knife, you might try shaking them in a box lined with sand paper or in a container with sharp grit.
     
  3. growest

    growest Active Member 10 Years

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    pomme--I germinated lots of H. moscheutos from Jelitto...not sure if this is the species you're working with, or something more tropical.

    Anyway, the moscheutos germinated fine with regular warm moist conditions, I might have soaked them for a day first, but probably not. They didn't seem problematic at all.

    Reasonably fresh, well stored seed (which you can be sure of with Jelitto) might not require any fussing...the chipping/scarification deal would be more important with seed that is more borderline viable (?)
     

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