Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Happy Dance!!!! Spiral Aloe Germinating!

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 1, 2013 11:35 AM CST
I'm definitely doing the happy dance! My very first attempt at starting a succulent from seed is so far successful! Two out of 6 seeds sown just this last Thursday are peeking up through the potting mix! Here is a list of other seeds I will be ordering - any germination info would be greatly appreciated!

Crassula ausensis ssp. titanopsis
Nananthus transvaalensis
Sedum pilosum
Stomatium pyrodorum
Tacitus bellus
Titanopsis calcarea



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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Jul 1, 2013 11:46 AM CST
Congrats on the germination. I hope you have better luck with spiral aloe while growing it in situ than I did with a larger plant. Perhaps it won't be as picky.

I have no experience with those you have listed but have found succulents to be easy to germinate from seed. The touch and go will be preventing damping off. Kristi
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 1, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Thanks! Knock on wood .. I've only had a damping off problem with seed starting once about 4 years ago but as more come up I might sprinkle a little cinnamon around just in case.

Most of the reading I've done on Spiral Aloe says to keep the substrate the seedlings are in pretty moist for about 6 months after germination and that they do best in temperature extremes from night to day so keeping it in a greenhouse once it's established is not a good idea.
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