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Germination time

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Germination time depends on many factors, including: seeds freshness, temperature of germination, special treatments (scarification, soaking, etc.). These comments are based on individual experience (ours and our customers') and can not guarantee your results which might be both better or worse. You may use heat-pads for bottom heat.

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Scientific name starting with:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Albizia lebbeck
days
90%
Easy to germinate Scarification
Allamanda cathartica
days
70%
   
Alpinia alba
14-20 days
50%
   
Annona cherimola
20-90 days
80%
will bear fruit on 3 y.o. seedling Bottom heat for faster germination
Annona squamosa
20-90 days
80%
will bear fruit on 3 y.o. seedling Bottom heat for faster germination
Antidesma bunius
days
?
   
Archontophoenix alexandrae
days
?
   
Archontophoenix myolensis
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Ardisia escallonides
days
?
   
Arenga australasica
days
90%
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Arenga engleri
days
90%
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Arenga tremula
days
90%
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Aristolochia gigantea
7-14 days
95%
   
Aristolochia littoralis
7-14 days
95%
   
Artabotrys hexapetalus
21-23 days
80%
  Soaking for 24 hrs, bottom heat
Averrhoa carambola
23-27 days
80%
  Soaking for 24 hrs, bottom heat

B

Photo of seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Bauhinia acuminata
6-9 days
99%
  Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs
Bauhinia monandra
6-9 days
99%
  Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs


Bauhinia purpurea
5-6 days
100%
Very easy to germinate. Great for beginners. Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs
Bauhinia tomentosa
6-9 days
99%
  Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs
Bauhinia variegata
7-10 days
100%
Great for beginners Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs
Bismarckia nobilis
80%
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat


Bixa orellana
20-25 days
100%
Brugmansia Candida
10-14 days
90%
Easy to germinate. Color of flowers may vary (not true from seeds) Soaking for 24 hrs
Brunfelsia gigantea
days
70%
   

C

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Caesalpinia pulcherrima
5-10 days
100%
  Soaking for 24 hrs


Caesalpinia mexicana
5-10 days
100%
  Soaking for 24 hrs
Calliandra sp
2-5 days
90%
  Soaking for 24 hrs
Calliandra schultzii
4-7 days
100%
  Soaking for 24 hrs
Cananga odorata
28-90 days
50%
Takes time to germinate, up to 4 months Keep in slightly moist peat moss in warm place, bottom heat up to 90F.
Carica papaya
14-50 days
90%
Fruits in container within 1-2 years. Soaking for 24 hrs

Cassia alata
7-10 days
80%
   

Cassia bahamensis
7-10 days
80%
   
Cestrum diurnum
days
?
  Soaking for 24 hrs
Chamaedorea seifrizii
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Clappertonia ficifolia
7-14 days
80-90%
Small seeds Bottom heat
Clusia rosea
days
?
  Bottom heat
Coffea arabica     See: Growing coffee from seeds  
Coccoloba uvifera
days
?
   
Coccothrinax argentata
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Coccothrinax miraguama
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Copernicia baileyana
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Cycas guizhouensis
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat

D

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment

Datura Metel
7-10 days
100%
Easy to germinate Soaking for 24 hrs
Delonix regia
7-9 days
90%
All delonix trees are grown from seeds Scarification, Soaking for 24 hrs
Dinhrostachys cinerea
3-5 days
80%
  Scarification
Dictyosperma album
days
?
   
Dioon sp
days
?
   

Diospyros digyna
3-15 days
90%
Seeds must be planted right from the fruit
Duranta repens
14-21 days
60%
  Scarification

E

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Elaeis guineensis
days
?
   


Erythrina sp.
7-9 days
100%
  Scarification
Eugenia uniflora
days
80%
  Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs

G

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Gastrococos crispa
days
?
  Bottom heat
Gaussia attenuata
days
?
   

H

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Heterospathe elata
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Hibiscus furcellatus
2-7 days
100%
   
Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat

J

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Jatropha multifida
6-9 days
100%
  Scarification
Justicia betonica
30-35 days
80%
   

L

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Lagerstroemia indica
days
80%
   
Lantana camara
15-30 days
60%
  Scarification
Lawsonia inermis
days
70%
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Livistonia (Livistona) rotundifolia
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat

M

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment

Madagascar pea
7-14 days
100%
   
Malpighia glabra
days
80%
   
Mascagnia macroptera
days
?
  Bottom heat
Mirabilis jalapa
5-7 days
100%
   
Morinda citrifolia
15-30 days
80%
Bottom heat
Moringa oleifera
5-7 days
100%
   

N

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Nerium oleander
days
?
   

O

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Ochrosia elliptica
days
?
   

P

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Pachypodium rutenbergianum
days
?
   
Passiflora edulis
30-40 days
70%
  Scarification, Bottom heat

Peltophorum africanum
10-12 days
100%
  Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs
Perescia aculeata
10-14 days
80%
  Soaking for 24 hrs
Perescia grandiflora
days
?
   
Phoenix acaulis
days
?
  Bottom heat
Phoenix roebelenii
20-30 days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Plumeria rubra
6-9 days
80%
   
Pseudophoenix sargentii
days
?
   
Psidium littorale
20-30 days
80%
   
Ptychosperma microcarpum
days
?
   

R

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Ruttya Fruticosa
6-8 days
99%
   

S

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Sabal mexicana
days
?
   
Samanea saman
days
?
   
Solanum melongena
5-7 days
100%
  Soaking for 24 hrs
Solanum pyracanthum
14-21 days
99%
   
Solanum Seaforthianum
25-35 days
80%
Sophora tomentosa
days
60%
   
Syagrus romanzoffiana
days
90%
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Syagrus stenopetala
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Synsepalum dulcificum
14-21 days
50%
  Scarification, soaking for 24 hrs

T

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Tabebuia heterophylla
days
80%
   
Tecoma stans
7-10 days
90%
   

V

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Veitchia merrilli
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat
Veitchia winin
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat

W

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Wodyetia bifurcata
40-50 days
80%
  Soaking for 48 hrs
14 days
90%

X

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Xanthostemon chrysanthus
20-30 days
10%
  Bottom heat

Z

Photo of
seedlings
Species
Days till germination
Germination rate
Comments
Special treatment
Zamia furfuracea
days
?
  Soaking for 48 hrs, Bottom heat

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