Heliotrope from Seed - Knowledgebase Question

New Brighton, PA
Question by aranisles
May 31, 1999
My friend has tried starting heliotrope from seed. Is there a trick to this? She has tried for a couple of years and none germinate.

Answer from NGA
May 31, 1999


Heliotrope (Heliotrope arborescens) should not be too difficult to start from seed provided the soil temperature is rather warm -- say about 75 degrees. (Remember, too, that soil temperature tends to be somewhat cooler than the ambiant room temperature.) They should germinate in about a week or two. Another method of propagation is by taking cuttings; perhaps your friend would have better luck trying that.

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