Hibiscus Seed Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Templeton, CA
Question by gylden805
December 20, 1999
Growing Hibiscus from seeds; Just what is the combination and touch in starting these plants from seeds? Depth, soil, temperature and drainage, please.


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Answer from NGA
December 20, 1999

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Seeds of hibiscus have a hard outer seedcoat, so soak the seeds for 24 hours prior to sowing. Then sow 1/16" deep in moistened seed starting mix, and cover the trays or pots with plastic wrap to help hold in moisture. Seeds will germinate in 30-60 days when kept at 70F-75F degrees. As soon as the seeds sprout remove the plastic wrap and place the seedlings under a source of artificial light.

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