How to germinate cycads?
sphinkson at worldnet.att.net
Thu Jan 27 05:27:55 EST 2000
The hard shell will soften when exposed to moisture. Don't shake 'em too much
I start them half buried in a loose open mix that I make out of leaf mold,
sifted to remove the fine particles, long fiber sphagnum moss, and lava rock
(the rough, porous rocks are about 1 cm in diameter)
You can cut away the shell once it's softened, but BE CAREFUL! if you scar the
seed, it's very prone to infection.
And be patient, either way, they are reliable about germinating, but VERY SLOW!
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