Growing Hibiscus From Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Center, TX
Question by trader76
March 3, 2001
I was recently given some seed from a hibiscus plant. How hard is it to grow them from seed? Any special growing conditions they need? How long should they take to germinate? Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
March 3, 2001

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Tropical hibiscus is propagated by cuttings, not by seeds, but garden hibiscus (rose mallow) can be started from seeds. The seeds have a hard coating so chip and soak them for 1 hours prior to sowing. Seeds need light to germinate. Sow on the surface of moistened seed starting mix, barely pressing them down with your finger. Seeds will take 10-30 days to germinate when kept at 70F-80F.

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