1/ Seed can be sown while still in the pod.
However, removing the pod speeds up the process. Take care not
to damage the seed when easing it out of the pod. Fill flat seed
trays with river sand and place the seed on top of the sand and
keep it moist. As soon as the seeds germinate, reduce the amount
of water or else the seedlings will damp-off. Seedlings are
initially slow-growing but the growth speeds up considerably
when the plants reach a height of 200 mm. Transplant seedlings
into black nursery bags filled with a mixture of compost, sand
and loamy soil (1:2:7). Take care not to damage the roots while
transplanting. The trees are sensitive to frost and it is
therefore primarily a plant for frost-free areas.
2/ It is best grown from seed. Seeds can be
removed from ripe pods or sown in the pod. Removing the seed
from the pod does speed up germination but needs to be done
carefully. They should be sown in flat seedling trays in river
sand. Place the seeds on the sand surface. Keep the trays moist
so that the seed can absorb water to germinate. Once the seed
has germinated they will be susceptible to infection from
damping-off fungi, therefore reduce the amount of water. It also
helps to use clean, new river sand, sterilize it if possible.
The seedlings are initially slow growing but the growth rate
speeds up once a height of about 200 mm is reached.
Transplanting will need to be done with care, try to avoid
damaging the roots. Use loamy soil with some sand and compost
added, in black nursery bags and water well after the
3/ The seeds are plentiful and germinate very
easily if planted whilst still in the pod. They should protrude
slightly when planted or sometimes they germinate readily above
ground. They will not germinate if buried in deep soil.
Germination takes 1-2 weeks. The tree prefers good, sandy soil.
Young plants damp off easily. Do not over-water. It grows slowly
and cannot withstand cold.
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