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Cafane
Mar 24, 2021 1:47 PM CST
Hello. I am new to planting, been doing it for about a year now. I purchased some Wisteria seed pods and am growing (or attempting to) them indoors. I filed the seed pods down first and soaked them in water for 24 hours starting off. I have them in a middle sized pot and originally planted them on 3/13/2021. I planted them in bonsai soil and water them daily. I keep them under a bright plant light as of it is Spring time in the midwest and weather is always questionable.I know these plants can take 6-8 weeks before they start germinating and maybe I'm a little impatient, but some of my other plants have started germinating within 1-2 weeks. Any suggestions or advice, even if its I just need to wait longer will be helpful. I don't really see any activity as of yet.


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BigBill
Mar 24, 2021 3:34 PM CST
You are impatient.
You said other plants have sprouted. These other plants are not wisteria plants. What is the difference if it takes 2 weeks, 4 weeks or 8 weeks? As long as they germinate.
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Cafane
Mar 24, 2021 3:46 PM CST
BigBill said:You are impatient.
You said other plants have sprouted. These other plants are not wisteria plants. What is the difference if it takes 2 weeks, 4 weeks or 8 weeks? As long as they germinate.


That's what I was figuring, I just need to wait longer. I also posted about how I planted and care for them, so some reassurance I am doing everything right that they will germinate would be more helpful. I guess this is all a learning experience for me.
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BigBill
Mar 24, 2021 4:19 PM CST
I personally have never tried to germinate wisteria seeds so I did not have first hand information.
Did you by chance 'google' wisteria seeds on line? Just a thought.

I was just speaking from years of starting seeds on my own underlights. I have done squash, pole beans, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatos, eggplant, cucumber, bell peppers, daisies, sun flower, cone flowers, sage, Salvia, basil, impatiens, phlox, marigolds and zinnias.
The marigolds just took 3 days, impatiens took a week, eggplant a week as well as squash and such. But nothing ever took more then 14 days.
Plus nothing was planted more then a half inch deep. How deep did you sow them?

I just googled it, "it could take between 30 to 60 days."
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BigBill
Mar 24, 2021 4:31 PM CST
For what it's worth, I found a few sites that said that starting wisteria from seed indoors, "it could take 20 years before they bloom."
Both articles claimed that it would be much better to start them from cuttings. Perhaps they grow so slowly in the beginning? But I do not know for sure.
Maybe buying a few plants and putting them in the yard this spring would get you to flowers sooner.
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Cafane
Mar 24, 2021 4:32 PM CST
Not very deep. The place I ordered them from did have a short tutorial on how to plant them and they instructed to put a small layer of soil over the pods, it would've been about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil I put over them.
The bonsai soil retains alot of moisture and the recommended to water daily, but I'm just not sure if I'm over watering. I don't put much water in, at least enough to moisten up the surface since they aren't very deep in the soil and the water retention.
There's not too much information in google on how to grow these indoors. It's been about 5 weeks though and from what information I could find says they need 6-8 weeks, so I may need to just give them more time and hope they start sprouting within the next month.
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ElPolloDiablo
Mar 24, 2021 4:37 PM CST
You'll have to wait at least 3 weeks for germination, a bit less if you are super lucky and the scarification process really woke the seeds.

Wisteria seeds doesn't require much more than patience to germinate, honestly: development starts when night temperatures are steadily above 55F and is very slow at first but pick up pace really quick, so don't be surprised if you see them germinate all of a sudden.

Mind there are some Wisteria out there which have difficult to germinate seeds: most "Alba" cultivars (white-flowered ones) may take even a couple of months to germinate and they generally don't stay true when propagated from seed.
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BigBill
Mar 24, 2021 4:38 PM CST
By your own question, you said that you planted the seeds on 3/11, that is only 13 days ago.
Why Bonsai soil?
I found lots of articles on line.
If they were mine, I would have taken the seeds out of the seed pod first prior to planting.

So it has not been 5 weeks, barely 2. Just be patient.
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Cafane
Mar 24, 2021 4:54 PM CST
Lol, you got me there. It was February, not March. The place I ordered them from recommended bonsai soil and from research I did do, is that regular soil can be damaging for them.

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