Seeds from Hawaii

TallFlowerinMI(z5 MI)July 6, 2005

My dear friend who took a trip to Hawaii and who knows I love to grow ANYTHING that will grow brought back seeds from the following 3 plants. Bird of Paradise, Passion Flower, and Pink Banana. The pictures on the packages are stunning, but being the novice that I am about seed propogation, I have killed 6 of each so far. Only 2 left of each species, and I don't want to mess this up again. I have kept them warm and moist. I read that 2 of them have germination periods up to 8 weeks. I check them daily. I sanded the hard ones to peirce the shell. Does anyone have any tips to keep me from killing the rest of my seeds?

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ilima

For most tropical plants to germinate temperature is critical. You need to keep them as warm as possible. It can vary a bit by species but night time temps below 70 degrees is going to slow things down. Below 65 degrees at night on a continuous basis it can be fatal or impossible to get germination in some tropicals.

I see the little seed and cuttings prepackaged for sale in various tourist stores and they look a bit questionable to begin with and may not be the freshest seed. Were they dated?

ilima

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